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Country Music Legend Billy Dean to Perform at The Heights Center

Fort Myers, FL, August 21, 2014 --(PR.com)-- GRAMMY® award-winner & country music legend Billy Dean will perform an intimate concert at The Heights Center in Fort Myers on Saturday, October 25, 2014 to benefit at-risk kids in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. The event is sponsored by local philanthropists Cheryl and Dave Copham. Proceeds will benefit The Heights Foundation and fund educational, arts and enrichment programs at the center. Tables of 8 that include admission to a VIP pre-party and meet and greet with Billy are $5,000. Additional sponsorships are also available.

“GRAMMY® award-winner Billy Dean is a friend, a star, a gifted songwriter and performer and probably the nicest person we will ever meet,” said Dave Copham. “This is world class entertainment for a great cause that is not to be missed.”

Dean’s insightful songwriting, clear and distinctive voice and masterful instrumental gifts have earned him accolades from many awards academies and countless devoted fans. He has sold more than 4 million albums with 11 top 10 singles and 5 number one hits. He has recorded 8 studio albums since 1990, of which 4 have been certified “Gold.” His biggest hits include “Only Here For A Little While,” “Somewhere In My Broken Heart,” “You Don’t Count The Cost,” “Only The Wind,” “Billy The Kid,” “It’s What I Do,” “Buy Me A Rose,” and “Let Them Be Little.”

Dean has transcended genres with his unique repertoire earning numerous awards, including: The Academy of Country Music’s Song of the Year, ACM New Male Vocalist of The Year, BMI Pop Awards, BMI Song Awards, BMI Million Air Plays Award, Country Music Television Rising Star Award, NSAI Song of The Year, and a GRAMMY® for a Country Tribute “Amazing Grace.”

The Heights Center, supported by the Heights Foundation, is a place for education, opportunity, and enrichment. The Heights Foundation works to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. The Center’s mission is to promote family and community development, support education, health and wellness, and provide the benefits of enrichment, expressive and cultural arts. The poverty rate for children in Harlem Heights is more than twice the county average, with family income 40% below the county average. Families are not able to easily access family support services located in downtown Fort Myers, and benefit greatly from programs located within the neighborhood.

For more information and to purchase tables, go to www.heightsfoundation.org/billydean or contact Laurie Stanley at (239) 482-7706 or lauries@heightsfoundation.org

About the Heights Foundation and the Heights Center
The Heights Center, supported by The Heights Foundation, is a place for Education, Opportunity, and Enrichment. The Heights Foundation works to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. As a 501(c)3 grassroots organization, the Center’s mission is to promote family and community development, support education, health and wellness, and provide the benefits of enrichment, expressive and cultural arts.

Harlem Heights was originally settled as a rural agricultural community. Approximately 780 children live in a mixture of single-family homes and multi-family apartments. Demographically, the population is approximately 70% Hispanic, 20% African-American, and 8% Caucasian. The poverty rate for children in Harlem Heights is more than twice the county average, with family income 40% below the county average. Families are not able to easily access family support services located in downtown Fort Myers, and benefit greatly from programs located within the neighborhood.
Contact Information
The Heights Foundation
Elly Hagen
239-994-3927
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www.heightsfoundation.org

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