According to Mission:Change Executive Director
"There is not an actual goal amount to be raised," Urick said. "This night will give us the opportunity to share who we are and how people can join us in making our community a better place. It's also a chance to listen to some great bands from the area and welcome back my brother for his first hometown gig since winning 'Idol.'"
Joining Phillips at the concert will be area artists Blastov,
"We are really excited about our silent auction that will take place that evening," said Urick. "It has been awesome to have these guys commit to helping us have an incredible night."
Even with all the different performances and events going on that night, for many in attendance getting the opportunity to see a true homegrown star will be the highlight of the evening. According to Urick, though, the highlight for her brother is getting the chance to help a good cause.
"My brother has been playing for Mission:Change events since our very first Sleep Out in 2009," Urick said. "This is nothing new for him to be a part of, even though his career is at a different level now. He says he is excited to come home and play in his community where it all began and for a great cause."
While Phillips says he is excited to be playing the event, Urick said he shared with her that he had some nerves about it, too.
"Phillip said he is nervous and scared thinking about this particular night because it's back at home and it is overwhelming to know that he will look out in the audience and see so many faces that he knows just staring at him," Urick said. "It's not like before when he was playing places like
Urick said that while the event is bringing up a variety of feelings for her brother, for her, having her brother play an event for the charity she helped found brings her a feeling of joy.
"It's a really big deal for me, honestly," she said with tears filling her eyes. "I smile as I say that because I know that he stays pretty busy, and the fact that he is coming home to do this, in between shows, means the world to me. Did I ever imagine that it would be like this? Not like this. For him to be here to help the organization raise money, to show others how and where to serve or to serve better in our community, and allow our dream to come true, is priceless. I couldn't ask for a greater gift."
Helping to make the event a reality, said Urick, has been the dedication and support received by a variety of volunteers and sponsors, who have donated their time and resources in hopes of making the event a success.
"It is a great feeling to know that something good is happening here in
The event is scheduled to start at
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