Ringo Starr, who is in the middle of his 11th All Starr Band tour, took time out to support Haiti relief on his recent stop at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida on July 15. Joining World Hunger Year and the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Ringo helped present a donation of $197,500 to Yele Haiti, a grassroots beneficiary of Hard Rock charity partner WhyHunger, dedicated to fighting the root causes of hunger and poverty.
See video of Ringo at the Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida below
The donation represents a collaborative fundraising effort from Hard Rock’s IMAGINE There’s No Hunger Campaign bracelet sales, “Crank It Up” events at Hard Rock Cafes nationwide and a generous donation on behalf of the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
After Ringo’s concert at the Hard Rock that evening, Ringo donated the drum set he has been playing on this 11th All Starr Band tour, which will become a permanent part of Hard Rock’s world-famous memorabilia collection. In addition, the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood, Florida also featured an exhibition of original artwork created by Ringo.
Meanwhile, Paul McCartney personally created and designed an exclusive T-shirt for the Hard Rock Calling 2010 signature series. The proceeds from the sale of the T-shirt will benefit WhyHunger. The T-shirts were launched at Paul’s concert appearance in Hyde Park on June 27.
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