Thursday, June 14, 2012


Country Music Artists Mark Wills, LoCash Cowboys, Buddy Jewell, Doug Stone, Julie Roberts, Julie Ingram And More Competed During Country Music’s Biggest Week At Sold-Out Event

Benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Success Won’t Wait

Pictured Above: Preston Brust of LoCash Cowboys (left) and Donald McNeill, CEO, McNeill Designs (right) present checks to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Success Won’t Wait at Nashville’s Hard Rock Café.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 14, 2012)–Game manufacturer McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds (in partnership with Nashville Music Guide) hosted its celebrity charity event during country music’s biggest week on Thursday afternoon, June 7, at the Hard Rock Café in downtown Nashville, TN. Recording artist and television host, Mark Wills [“3 Gun Nation” (Versus Network)], acted as the game host wooing the crowd while nearly 20 celebrity participants put on their game faces to play the award-winning literacy game You’ve been Sentenced! Country Music Edition. Nearly $4,000 was raised; proceeds from ticket sales, raffle items and contributions benefitted Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait.

"In consideration of the multiple activities the artists commit to during 'country music's biggest week,' and the variety of 'must-see' fan events, we are overwhelmed by the expressed interest, enthusiasm and attendance," said Donald McNeill, CEO, McNeill Designs. "Thanks to the artists who committed their time and talents to participate and the fans who supported the endeavor, the YBS! Celebrity Tournament was a big hit and we hope to make this an annual event in June each year!"

Upon the tournament’s conclusion, LoCash Cowboys’ own Preston Brust reigned as champion; not just celebrating bragging rights, Brust’s winning sentence will be featured on the You’ve been Sentenced! Country Music Edition initial print run.

Preston Brust, LoCash Cowboys, winning sentence: Crop duster, Mark Wills, freaked out and kicked sweet Band Perry's nervous rear end backstage!

The outing offered the unique opportunity for country music fans to sit down beside their favorite celebrities and play the You’ve been Sentenced! word game or simply take in the action. The outing was concluded with impromptu acoustic performances complemented by raffle giveaways featuring a variety of autographed items including cowboy hats, vinyl records, YBS! Games and a guitar--all signed by celebrity participants.

The You’ve been Sentenced! Country Music Edition anticipated retail delivery date is scheduled for October 2012—just in time for Christmas. McNeill Designs has plans underway to align in mutually beneficial promotional relationships with artists, additional non-profit foundations and Music City organizations.

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