COLUMBIA, SC (CelebrityAccess) — As veteran rockers Hootie & the Blowfish wrap up the North American leg of their Group Therapy Tour, the band is using their three-night stand in South Carolina to assist charitable causes.
Through a partnership with the Central Carolina Community Foundation and the Hootie & The Blowfish Foundation, each of the band’s three September shows at Columbia’s Colonial Life Arena will support a local charitable effort.
The group’s performance on Sept. 11 will benefit military personnel and first responders via the 9/11 Remembrance Foundation of South Carolina.
Fans attending the group’s Sept. 12 concert are encouraged to bring school supplies to “fill the bus” at the front entry doors, with pencils, dry erase markers, copy paper, facial tissues and bleach wipes for Richland County Public Education Partners & SC for Ed, as the new school year kicks off.
For the Sept. 13 show, non-perishable food items will also be collected at the front entry doors to support the Harvest Hope Food Bank.
Monetary donations will also be accepted at all arena entry points on all three nights of concerts.
Hootie & the Blowfish, known for making charitable giving a priority throughout their career via the Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation, will be matching all monetary donations made through Friday, Sept. 20 up to $20,000 per beneficiary.