Rascal Flatts Partner With CMA Foundation to Donate $150,000 to Little Kids Rock
Rascal Flatts are showing their charitable side with a grant designated for Little Kids Rock.
The trio visited Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles, Calif., on Feb. 18, to announce a $150,000 grant from the CMA Foundation. The band also spent some time playing music for the students and brought a surprise delivery of instruments for the school.
Miramonte Elementary School is one of 1,300 public schools that are supported by Little Kids Rock, which works in school districts facing budget cuts to increase musical education though teacher training, instrument donations and other resources. More information about the organization can be found at LittleKidsRock.org.
”With all three of us having children ourselves, organizations like Little Kids Rock really resonate with us,” band member Joe Don Rooney says. “To be able to give back to young music makers and to do it with our friends at the CMA Foundation is really humbling and the best part of what we do.”
Rascal Flatts kicked off a nine-show residency in Las Vegas on Feb. 25, at the Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
“I love the fact Hard Rock called us -- we’re the first country artist at the Joint,” Rooney says. “It says a lot about what they think of Rascal Flatts and also what they think of country music in general.”
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