Hudson Family Foundation brings country music, comedy starts to Auburn for Benefit Weekend

(WTVM) - Perhaps the biggest country music and comedy celebration in Auburn history coming to the Auburn Arena in January.

Rascal Flatts and Jeff Foxworthy are teaming up with the Hudson Family Foundation for the non-profits benefit weekend.

Pre-sale tickets were posted on Ticketmaster on Tuesday.  Search Auburn arena, and you will need to type in HFF as the code for purchase.

"We have found a unique way to give back to everybody that is generous to our foundation, it's like a thank you for helping us help other people," said Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson.

On January 24, Rascal Flatts will provide concert goers with an unforgettable night of great music.

Ticket sales support The Hudson Family Foundation's mission of helping Alabama and Georgia families cope with illness, poverty, hunger and other challenges.

"It's in our backyard more than people want to think and so we are blessed to be able to make an impact and give people hope and breathing room when times aren't that easy," explained Kim Hudson.

Funny man Jeff Foxworthy kicks off the weekend on January 23. His opening act is Jody Fuller, the stuttering soldier, who's a well-known and beloved local comedian.

"I love redneck jokes. I am a big fan of Jeff. He is a great guy, so funny and what you see is what you get," said Hudson.

For the Foxworthy event, the Hudson's are providing free tickets to other non-profits, schools and faith based groups so they can raise money too!

"Instead of our foundation keeping all the proceeds form ticket sales we want to help other non profits in the area so we would give tickets, like we had a group ask for 100 tickets to start with, they will sell 100 and they will keep 50-percent of the proceeds and our foundation gets 50-percent of the proceeds so we are helping other organizations in the community fundraise and giving them a great tool to do it which is great tickets to a great show," explained Kim.

The foundation has raised close to a million dollars since 2009.  The Hudson's and another couple do all the work from home. They are determined to keep overhead costs low, so they can funnel 99.9 percent of every dollar they raise, to people who need it.

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