Chris Stapleton Makes Donation to Hometown Special Olympics

Chris Stapleton Makes Donation to Hometown Special Olympics

Kentucky native Chris Stapleton donated $5,000 to the Johnson County Special Olympics via his Outlaw State of Kind Fund, according to WYMT Mountain News.

Representatives of the Special Olympics noted that the donation came as a surprise from Chris, who grew up in Johnson County and attended Johnson Central High School. The donation is being earmarked to purchase new uniforms for area athletes competing in the Special Olympics.

“We really don’t know where or how he got the initiative to send us money,” said Johnson County Special Olympics local coordinator Brenda Dyer, according to WYMT. “It’s kind of a surprise right now. We’ve got lots and lots of love and kudos for Chris, a good homeboy who takes care of his people back at home. No matter what the activity or group, he’s always willing to lend a hand.”

Founded in 2016, the Outlaw State of Kind is Chris and Morgane Stapleton’s charitable fund that supports a variety of causes that are close to their hearts.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Trisha Yearwood Tests Positive For COVID – but “On Her Way Out of the Tunnel” Now

Trisha Yearwood Tests Positive For COVID – but “On Her Way Out of the Tunnel” Now

A couple of weeks ago Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood announced they were going into quarantine because one of their team members tested positive for COVID.

As fans expected to the see the super star couple resume their public events, news comes that their isolation will last a bit longer as Trisha has now also tested positive. Garth is testing negative as of now.

Speaking on the matter, Garth says “The Queen and I have now tested twice.” In regards to Trisha’s diagnosis, Garth shares, “Officially, she’s diagnosed as ‘on her way out of the tunnel’ now, though, which I’m extremely thankful for.”

The snow and ice storm that the Nashville area experienced last week prevented the couple from getting tested until almost a week after their initial exposure; once they did, they continued to quarantine together.

Garth shared “Anyone who knows me knows my world begins and ends with Miss Yearwood, so she and I will ride through this together, and anyone who knows her knows she’s a fighter and she’s been doing everything right, so I know we’ll walk out the other side of this thing together.” Garth fully admits, “She’s tough. She’s stronger than me.”

Garth says, though he welcomes any prayers and good thoughts anyone wants to send Trisha’s way. “If anyone asks, that’s what you can do for her. That’s what I’m doing. Living with her, I sometimes take it for granted she’s one of the greatest voices in all of music, so the possible long-term effects on her concern me as her husband and as a fan,” Garth continues. “We’re very lucky she is currently under the greatest care in the best city for treating and healing singers.”

Photo Credit: Russ Harrington