Darius Rucker used his 28-city Summer Plays On Tour to give back a little, raising a total of $174,429.37 through each ticket sold for the Just Be You non-profit.
“My mom taught me how important it is to give back when I was young,” shares Rucker. “We didn’t have much growing up, but we always did whatever we could to help others. Continuing to give back has been important to me throughout my whole career, so I love that we were able to do that with this tour.”
In addition to supporting Just Be You, a program designed to empower young adults through art therapy, peer mentoring and counseling, the Summer Plays On Tour also benefitted co-headliners Lady Antebellum’s Lady Aid philanthropy.
“Just Be You has been a passion project in the works for a long time,” adds Beth Rucker, who established the non-profit in 2017. “Empowering these young adults through our programming, encouraging them to embrace their unique self, equipping them with the knowledge and tools to identify their own voices and to see them know that they are enough is so rewarding. I am incredibly grateful to the community and fans’ support and am humbled by Darius’ dedication to the establishment of the non-profit and commitment to our mission.”
For more information, visit www.JustBeYou.org and www.DariusRucker.com.