Academy of Country Music and country superstars headline online auction for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

(Memphis, Tennessee, May 7, 2002)

Faith Hill, ALABAMA, Clint Black and others to donate one-of-a-kind memorabilia

Artists participating in the 2002 Academy of Country Music Awards show will donate one-of-a-kind items to an online auction to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the world’s premier research center for pediatric cancer and other life-threatening childhood diseases. New Internet venture,, will host the event. All proceeds will benefit the children of St. Jude.

ACM Awards show host, Reba McEntire, along with Faith Hill, Travis Tritt, Willie Nelson, ALABAMA, Clint Black and Lisa Hartman-Black, keith urban and Brooks and Dunn are just some of the country superstars who will offer rare, personal memorabilia for the online auction. All donated items will be used by the artists during their ACM Awards show rehearsals, or from their appearances on the live broadcast.

Bidding begins at 9 a.m. EST, on Thursday, May 23. The auction will run through 8 p.m EST, on Tuesday, May 28. Anyone can make a bid by logging onto

Last year’s auction items included a Gucci shirt worn by Faith Hill on the cover of her "Breathe" album, shoes worn by SheDaisy during their ACM Awards show performance and a pair of Dwight Yokam’s personal cowboy boots. The event raised more than $16,000 for St. Jude.


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in Memphis, Tennessee, was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas. The hospital is an internationally recognized biomedical research center dedicated to finding cures for catastrophic diseases of childhood. The hospital’s work is supported through funds raised by ALSAC. ALSAC covers all costs not covered by insurance for medical treatment rendered at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Families without insurance are never asked to pay.