When legendary country singer, songwriter and performer Dolly Parton learned that a guitar she had signed for the Old Hickory Fun Run’s silent auction fetched $15,000 and that a third of the proceeds went to support the families of the Chattanooga shooting victims killed on July 16—the other two-thirds went to the Wounded Warrior Project—she was only too happy to step up again. This morning, a second auction for a Dolly Parton-signed guitar went live on eBay. With an opening bid of $100, the proceeds of the auction will go to the Chattanooga With Love Fund, which was set up as part of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to help support the families of those slain in the massacre.
Silent auction winner Vinnie Foglia (center) stepped up big for a Dolly Parton-signed guitar during the Old Hickory Fun Run in August, and that inspired the renowned country artist to donate another instrument for the auction block. Photo courtesy/copyright Devin Williams.
“We are the Tennessee Powerboat Club, and we all feel like we should do something for this tragedy that happened so close to home for many it our members,” said Collier during the silent auction after the run.
To join the ebay online auction of a signed Dolly Parton guitar with proceeds going to the Chattanooga With Love Fund, click here.