Chili's of McAlester Manager Samantha Schick gives details about the upcoming concert benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

1. What inspired this event? 

Every year we have our Chili's St. Jude campaign. Six years ago Candace and Robbie Vanvakoven talked about a concert, what would be a great way to donate to a great cause and for the City of McAlester to have something to enjoy as well, we had decided to do the concert and continued every year since. Every year we have more and more people and we raise good money.

2. How long has it been going on? 

The concert and the golf tournament we have been hosting for six years.

3. How much does it cost to attend and where do the proceeds go?

The concert is free. Everything is donation only and 100% of the proceeds go to St. Jude. 

4. How can someone get involved or sign up for open mic?

You can contact any of the managers at Chili's to get involved in the concert with helping, etc... If you were interested in being in the line up as a band of an individual you would speak to Robbie Vanvakoven since he handles all of that. 

5. How can people donate to St. Jude’s outside of the event? 

When we have our yearly campaign, this year it is Sept. 1-30. If you come into Chili’s, you can donate to any of the team members. 

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