STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis will hold his sixth annual Aaron Lewis Invitational Charity Golf Tournament on August 5 at Crumpin-Fox Golf Course in Bernardston, Massachusetts. The Aaron Lewis And Friends benefit concert will take place the night before at Pines Theater at Look Park in Northampton, Massachusetts featuring special guests Mike Mushok (STAIND, SAINT ASONIA) and Adam Gontier (THREE DAYS GRACE, SAINT ASONIA) plus Ben Kitterman and Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR). All of the proceeds from both events will go to the nonprofit organization founded by Lewis, It Takes A Community (ITAC).
"It Takes A Community began when my family joined with neighbors in our small adopted home town to keep the doors of the community elementary school open after state funding was eliminated due to district consolation," explains Aaron. "It started out as something very personal and close-to-home, but is morphing into something bigger. If we can make a difference in our little corner of Massachusetts, couldn't we give additional worthy organizations in our area a similar leg up?"
Since 2012, the golf tournament and benefit concert have raised over $700,000 for ITAC. These annual events have allowed ITAC to help fund vital programs, education and services to communities in need of support, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County, Greenfield Education Foundation, YMCA of Hampshire County's Camp Norwich Improvement Fund and Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (T.A.P.S). ITAC works with local leaders and organizations that have firsthand knowledge of the needs in their area to support initiatives that improve community life — particularly the lives of children and families.