Special Clay Aiken Concert Sold Out In Raleigh
From Staff And Wire Reports
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
RALEIGH - A special Clay Aiken concert to be held in Raleigh on March 31st has sold out, according to the Cardinal Club where the event is being held.
The special concert called "Champions of Change" will benefit Clay Aiken's charity, the Bubel Aiken Foundation which helps sponsor programs for children with disabilities.
According to the concert poster, the concert "will provide scholarships for children with special needs to be included in programs and activities that will allow them to learn and play and have fun."
The concert will be held high atop the 29 story Wachovia Tower in downtown Raleigh at the Cardinal Club, a private membership club that occupies the top two floors of the building and features a commanding view of Raleigh.
Tickets started at $100 per person and sponsorships for the charity event were available from $175 on up to $25,000.
According to the Bubel Aiken Foundation's website, the Bubel Aiken Foundation grew out of the relationship between Clay Aiken and Diane Bubel and Diane's then 13-year-old son, Mike. Mike had been diagnosed with autism. Clay met the Bubel family while pursuing a career in special education.
"Both Clay and Diane had witnessed children with disabilities repeatedly turned away from activities opened to typical children...they knew with the right support system doors could be opened to these individuals that had thus far remained closed," says the website.
On July 28, 2003 when Clay officially announced the creation of the Bubel Aiken Foundation and the stated goal of the organization is to encourage and facilitate community inclusion and empowerment of individuals with disabilities.
For more information, visit the group's website