JEFFERSON AWARD: A local band donates $30,000 to charity
Sterling Riggs reveals the heart and the hospital behind the music of the Clark Band.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - WDRB's Sterling Riggs reveals why a group of local musicians is passionate about helping others.
The Clark Band put on one heck of a Halloween show at Stevie Ray's in Downtown Louisville.
But it's not necessarily the band's musical talent that makes it so special. This 14-member band is made up of mostly Clark Memorial Hospital employees.
Martin Padgett plays saxophone. He's also the CEO at the hospital. Dave Hunt plays lead guitar. He's an IT manager.
Since the band formed seven years ago, the members have donated every penny they've made to charity. We're talking $30,000 over the years. The band raised $800 during its Halloween show for breast cancer awareness.
Fan Earl Dickerson nominated the Clark Band for a Jefferson Award.
"They use their time, money and equipment to make it happen. They just try to make this world a better place," said Dickerson.
The award recognizes volunteers who transform lives and strengthen communities through dedication and service. That's exactly what these musicians are doing.
"Imagine what it would be like if everybody just took time to do something outside of the norm to try to make things better for everybody. It would be a different society. The area would be different and I'm just impressed by it," said Dickerson.
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