Eddie Montgomery Horses Around for Kids
June 23 was a historic day for Eddie Montgomery, as he and singing partner Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. But earlier that day, Eddie was also on hand for another event close to his heart -- the official opening of Camp Horsin' Around.
Eddie is an Honorary Chair of the Lexington, Ky. facility, which welcomed its first campers a few weeks ago. The camp provides children battling cancer, kidney disease, AIDS and other serious chronic conditions an opportunity to have some much-needed fun. Visitors can take part in a variety of camp activities, including swimming, boating, fishing, and arts and crafts. The camp's horse, Flash, is also available to take kids for rides.
Eddie and his wife Tracy announced plans earlier this year to raise almost $4 million to finish construction of the camp, which is especially personal for Tracy, who lost a brother to brain cancer when he was just 9 years old.
"When he was sick, there wasn't anything like this," said Tracy. "He got to where he didn't even want to go out. He would sit in the window and watch everyone play."
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