Hootie and the Blowfish to Play New York City Charity Auction for College Buddy Stricken with Lou Gehrig’s Disease

New York, NY – March 20, 2006 – The Grammy-award-winning band Hootie and the Blowfish are making an unscheduled stop in New York City in April, and it’s not to support their newest release, Looking for Lucky. They will be playing at Project Main St.’s First Charity Auction, at the Supper Club on April 17 to benefit Brooklyn scenic carpenter Tim Sheehy, an old college buddy from their days at the University of South Carolina.

Project Main St. is a recently founded not-for-profit event-planning group that provides seed money and logistical support so that New Yorkers living with terminal illness can manage their own fundraising events.

Project Main St’s inaugural fundraising event will benefit native New Yorker Tim Sheehy, a 37-year-old who has been afflicted with the progressively debilitating neurological disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Tim lives in Brooklyn with his wife of 7 years, Katie, and their 2-year-old daughter, Frances Rose. Over the past two years he has gone from being a strong and capable young father and small business owner to being unable to walk, write, or even scratch his own nose without assistance from Katie. She has had to put her career as a New York City schoolteacher on hold indefinitely to provide full-time care for Tim and Frances. The family’s resources have been stretched to the limit.

The April 17th fundraiser at the Supper Club, 240 W 47th St. will feature a live performance by Hootie and the Blowfish and dinner, as well as live and silent auctions. Items scheduled to be featured in the auction include: A golf date with former Mayer Rudy Giuliani, a weekend get-away to a Napa Valley winery, a baseball jersey signed by Derek Jeter and Roger Clemens, a day of training with former Heavyweight Champion Joe Frazier, a behind the scenes view of the daytime drama The Guiding Light and many other unique items & services.

General tickets are $300 each, $500 per couple, V.I.P tickets are $1,000 each and $10,000 for a table of 10. The V.I.P. tickets include a private cocktail hour with the band, and preferred seating up front.

About Project Main St.
(PMS) – Project Main St. is a not-for-profit organization that assists terminally ill New Yorkers with organizing fundraising events. PMS provides high-end expertise at a grassroots level. This expertise helps to reduce the stress & difficulty that comes with event planning. PMS believes these recipients have enough to worry about just getting through each day. With every event, they are adding to their extensive network of professional event planners, compatible charities and local vendors willing to lend a hand for those in need. It is the goal of Project Main St. to allow neighbors to help neighbors, one benefit at a time and make New York City feel like a small town.

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