FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
1ST Annual Will-A-Palooza on May 10th
, 2014 to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Proceeds directly benefit Will Gruver’s Man of the Year Campaign
Savannah, GA April 8, 2014 — On May 10th
team for Man of the Year will be hosting an all-day event, the 1st
path to a cure. Money raised during this all day event from 12PM-10PM will go directly to Will’s Man of
The Year campaign helping to advance LLS’s mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and
myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Three touring bands have graciously given their time and talents to the event as well as local acts earlier
in the day. All three touring bands have ties to the music breeding ground to the north of Savannah,
The bands include: Craig Waters and The Flood, Betsy Kingston and Friends, and the headlining act, Saint
Francis. When asked why Saint Francis became involved with this event, Scott Baston, lead vocalist
and rhythm guitarist for the group said, “Will came to us in early January and showed such an immense
passion and drive for the cause. His love for music and love for helping others are what sold us from day
The event will have something for everyone including a cornhole tournament starting at 1PM, as well as
the local music beginning between 12:30 and 1:00. The local music will includes members of the hard
gigging Savannah band “The Trainwrecks” and one more group to be announced soon. Other events
will be going on throughout the day including drawings for raffle items and other possible special guest
appearances and activities.
Tickets can be purchased at select outlets around town or by visiting the ticketing website for the event
http://will-a-palooza.brownpapertickets.com/. Tickets are $15 for general admission or $50 for a
cornhole team of 2, which allows both team members entry to the event as well. There is also a slot for
an extra donation to the campaign if the ticket purchaser decides to do so.
About the Leukemia and Lymphoma Man and Woman of the Year Campaign
The campaign lasts for 10 weeks and begins with a kickoff and finale event. Every dollar each candidate
raises counts as one vote. The candidates with the most votes will be awarded the titles “2014 Man &
2014, Coach’s Corner along with Will Gruver’s campaign
Annual Will-A-Palooza, to help pave a
Woman of the Year,” respectively. The event, in its second year in Savannah, hopes to raise $220,000.
“We are looking forward to another successful campaign and are thrilled that Will is part of it,” says
Cinda Baker, Campaign Manager. “We know that these candidates, like those before them, will give
tirelessly of themselves to further our cause. We also look forward to welcoming the community to the
exciting Grand Finale in June to see how their hard work pays off.”
About The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to
blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve
the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the
world and provides free information and support services.