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Singers Owen, Kelley team with Topgolf for Children’s Cup benefit

Mar. 15, 2018, 9:33 AM

Charles Kelley, left, and Jake Owen entertain the crowd at Topgolf during the recent Children’s Cup to benefit cancer research at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. (photo by Joe Howell)

Country music singers and friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Jake Owen and Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley, recently partnered with the new Topgolf Nashville location for the Children’s Cup, an evening of golf and music to benefit pediatric cancer research at Children’s Hospital.

More than 30 teams participated in the tournament where teams were designated as either “Team Jake” or “Team Charles,” with Team Charles ultimately winning the Children’s Cup. During the event, Owen and Kelley, joined by two former Children’s Hospital patients who are cancer survivors, mingled with the crowd and cheered on their teams.

CMT’s Cody Alan entertained the crowd as the emcee for the evening, and Erik Anderson, executive chair of Topgolf Entertainment Group, and Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, took the stage to thank the audience for attending.

The special event concluded with awards and an exclusive concert at The Cowan, Topgolf’s entertainment venue, where Owen and Kelley shared stories with the crowd and took turns playing their hits.

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