Thursday, August 16, 2012

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Posted By on Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Proceeds from tonight's Rock for Water Safety fundraiser at Humpin' Hannah's will benefit the newly formed Mason Goldberg Foundation, which aims to promote water awareness and safety, and hopes to provide free swimming lessons to children. The foundation was formed in honor of Goldberg, a 5-year-old who drowned in a community pool in July. Tonight's event is the foundation's inaugural official fundraiser.

According to a press release: "Drowning is the second-leading cause of accidental death among our youth in the U.S., and Idaho has ranked from 46th to 48th worst in the nation for drowning rates per capita."

A gigantic lineup of local musicians will take the stage beginning at 7 p.m., including Pinto Bennett, Bill Coffey, Steve Fulton Music, The Divas of Boise, Reilly Coyote, Rebecca Scott and Deb Sager, Cherie Buckner-Webb, Brad Aggen and the Neckid Rednecks, Joshua Tree, Andy Byron, Johnny Butler and The Moody Jews.

A silent auction will also be held, and entry is a suggested $5 donation. YMCA Executive Director Jim Everett will deliver the keynote speech.

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