June 24, 2009
Brad Paisley will attend a fundraiser for the Shjon Podein Children's Foundation on Sunday (June 28) in Rochester, Minn. The organization supports charities that aim to improve the lives of children in difficult situations. Podein, a National Hockey League veteran from Rochester, won a Stanley Cup ring in 2001 as a member of the Colorado Avalanche team. Other guests at the gala will include Olympic figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi and ESPN sports announcer Sean McDonough. Tickets are $50. Paisley also donated an autographed guitar to the charity auction. Paisley's weekend tour dates include the Country USA festival in Oshkosh, Wis., on Friday (June 26) and the Chippewa Valley Country Festival in Cadott, Wis., on Saturday (June 27).