Hoodstock XVIII Raises $84,000

On Saturday, Oct. 23 more than 180 people tuned in virtually and 220 people attended in-person at The Winslow for Hoodstock XVIII raising more than $84,000 for Unified Community Connections and the programs and services they provide to people with disabilities.

Event headliner, Roses n Rust, rocked out with music from the ’60s and ’70s with a splash of contemporary and original songs. Other performers were Anna Warns, Nick Richardson with John Lee, and The Wafflers. All musicians donated their time in support of the cause.

A highlight of the event was when O.J. Brigance, former Unified board member, presented the 2021 Samuel A. Tucker Memorial Can Do Award to Alice Ames, a woman from Unified’s Hagerstown region. Alice was honored for her strength and determination to fight cancer and her ability to stay positive through it all.

It was great to be back in-person, enjoying live music and coming together to help the community. Unified appreciates everyone for their continued support and dedication to Hoodstock despite the current pandemic.

This event would not have been possible without the generosity of 53 sponsors, the hard work from the event planning committee, the talented musicians, and all the guests (virtual and in-person), staff and volunteers who participated.

A very special thank you to event founder, Russ Causey, who started this event in 2004 in his backyard and has kept it going and growing for 18 years! Since Hoodstock evolved into a fundraiser it has raised more than $888,000 for people with disabilities in Maryland.

If you missed the event – you can still catch it on the Hoodstock Bmore YouTube channel. Click here to watch now.

Event t-shirts are still for sale as well as the opportunity to make a donation. Click here to purchase t-shirts and click here to donate.

To see photos of the event, click here to go to our Hoodstock Facebook page.

Thank you to everyone who supported this year’s hybrid Hoodstock event. See you next year back at The Winslow on Friday, Nov. 18 for Hoodstock XIX!

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