The Brees Dream Foundation, founded by Brittany and Drew Brees, is hosting their 3rd Annual “Amazing Race” Charity Event in New Orleans on May 12, 2012. This year they will be partnering with the just keep livin foundation, founded by Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey. These two organizations have partnered up to provide after school fitness and wellness programs in the New Orleans area and look forward to once again supporting the community. All proceeds from the event will benefit the charities as well as go towards providing care, education and opportunities for children and families in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast.
“In our after school program, we encourage students to improve their physical and mental health through exercise, teamwork, gratitude, and positive life choices. In these programs our kids gain confidence, a better attitude, self-reliance, and hope for a great future,” said Drew. “That is why this year’s Amazing Race is so special as the community can participate in helping our youth and our schools.”
The event will kick off on Friday, May 11th with a rules party and reception at the Ritz Carlton. The race will begin the next morning at 9:30am in the French Quarter. Thirty (30) teams (comprised of 4 participants each) will compete throughout the French Quarter in an attempt to take the coveted Championship and Yellow Jerseys from the 2-time defending champion Gordon Biersch team.
“Drew and Brittany have done such an amazing job supporting youth in the community and Camila and I are excited to participate in the Amazing Race this year. We are all here for one reason and that is the kids,” said McConaughey.
Following the race, Kenny Chesney will support the cause and the race with a private show at the House of Blues New Orleans.
“Kenny has been a dear friend and always expressed interest in working with the foundation. This is such a wonderful way to end the race and his support means the world to us,” said Brees and McConaughey.
Tickets for The Amazing Race 2012 Presents Kenny Chesney – A Benefit for the Brees Dream Foundation & J.K. Livin Foundation are on sale now. To purchase tickets for this event, please click HERE.