Former NFL Super Bowl Champion and now ESPN Sports Analyst, Kevin Carter, and Jay DeMarcus of the multi-award winning group Rascal Flatts, hosted the 15th Annual Kevin Carter’s “Waiting for Wishes” Celebrity Waiters Dinner on Tuesday, April 12th at The Palm.40 Celebrities gather to join Jay DeMarcus and Kevin Carter as Celebrity WaitersThe event was presented by The Campbell Family Foundation and HCA to benefit The Kevin Carter Foundation and Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee. This premier celebrity event, “Waiting for Wishes” reached a milestone on Tuesday night as they have now raised more than $2 million for charity since its inception in 2002 and has become Nashville’s most sought after ticket as the event sells out each year.The celebrity event is an exclusive VIP evening where Carter and DeMarcus invite professional athletes, country music artists and other various celebrities to take over The Palm as servers before they head over to Honky Tonk Central for the Official After-Party – Jammin’ with Jay DeMarcus & Friends. The event continues to be one of the most unique celebrity events in the country and is considered a “must attend” events for patrons and participants alike.An eclectic mix of celebrities appear each year, and this year was be no different as they celebrated 15 years of fundraising.Celebrities included:Charles Arbuckle Former NFL Player / ESPN Broadcaster, Clare Bowen, Actress on NASHVILLE / Artist, Kaitlyn Bristowe & Shawn Booth, ABC’s reality star – The Bachelorette and fiancé, Keith Bulluck, Former NFL Player, Mike Caussin, Former NFL Player, Steve Connell, Spoken Word Poet, Randy Couture UFC Heavyweight Champion / UFC Hall of Famer / Actor, Chris Doering, Former NFL Player / ESPN Broadcaster, Kevin Dyson, Former NFL Player, Chip Esten, Actor on NASHVILLE / Artist / Writer, Halfway to Hazard, Country Duo, Kym Hampton, Former WNBA Player / Actor / Singer, A.J. Hawk, Linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals, Steve Hutchinson, Former NFL Player, Wesley Johnson, Offensive Lineman for the New York Jets, Jana Kramer, Country Artist / Actress, Tracy Lawrence, Country Artist, Keith Loneker, Former NFL Player / Actor, Love and Theft, Country Duo, Tom Luginbill, ESPN Broadcaster, Max Martini, Actor / Writer / Director, Derrick Mason, Former NFL Player / Radio Host, Titus O’Neil, WWE Wrestler, Tito Ortiz, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion / UFC Hall of Famer, Mindy Robinson, Actress / Model / Reality TV Personality, Michael Roos, Former Tennessee Titans Player, Tim Rushlow, Country Artist / Big Band, Elika Sadeghi, ESPN Broadcaster, Chris Sanders, Former NFL Player, Johnathan Schaech, Actor / Writer / Producer / Director, Brian Schwenke, Center for the Tennessee Titans, Frank Shamrock, UFC Middleweight Champion / Actor / Broadcaster, Jaymee Sire, ESPN Broadcaster, Robert Smith, Former NFL Player / ESPN Broadcaster, Chris Soules, Reality TV Personality / The Bachelor / Dancing with the Stars, Phil Vassar, Country Artist / Songwriter, Sara Walsh, ESPN Broadcaster, Storme Warren, Radio Personality / Host / Writer / Producer AND Billy Zabka, Actor / Producer / Writer.The event was produced by LEGACY Consulting, PR & Events and sponsored by The Campbell Family Foundation and HCA, AON, AudioDeluxe, PAR, Inc., Hilton Nashville, Horizon Wine & Spirits, The Palm, Matchless Transportation, Miller Coors, M Street Nashville, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Honky Tonk Central, RJ Young, Tito’s Vodka, Lipman, Domino’s Pizza and Gigi’s Cupcakes.
Reese Witherspoon will speak at the Simpatico Conference in Australia and New Zealand in July.Reese is headlining a formidable speaker lineup of five exceptional speakers and facilitators, as part of the Simpatico Conference Series, a two day personal and professional development program.Reese Witherspoon’s involvement with the Simpatico Connection will benefit the incredible charitable work of Save the Children.Accompanied by exceptional business leaders, authors and facilitators from around Australia including Naomi Simson, Elize Hattin, Lisa Lockland-Bell, Vicki Webster, and Alice Haemmerle, The Simpatico Conference 2016 will be an inspiring, stimulating, and thought provoking experience.The Simpatico Conference aims to deliver a new way of thinking, moments of inspiration and a whole range of moments of pure perspiration – the tools and strategies you can choose to implement immediately to craft the world you truly say you want.With four content rich workshops across two days delivered by educators who are experts in their field, this conference is for you if you know you want to: • Master the art of impact and influence; • Harness the power of what already exists within and around you; • Understand the framework for being heard in a crowded world; • Build resilience and the ability of navigate change; • Drive collaboration in challenging and complex environments; • Learn to deal effectively with toxic leadership; • Become a proactive participant in the drive for innovation; • Take control of your thinking and accelerate your ability to learn and grow; and • Build the confidence to own it – who you are, and what you bring to the table.To find out more, click here.