Rascal Flatts To Build Children's Playground

October 13, 2008 By:
Rascal Flatts To Build Children's Playground

Rascal Flatts
is taking time out of their busy schedule to build a playground for children in Alabama. The country trio won the Academy of Country Music Home Depot Humanitarian Award, giving them the opportunity to build a playground in their city of choice.

Humanitarian Award recognizes country music artists who serve others, have a generous spirit and help build the dreams of those in need. The members of Rascal Flatts – Jay DeMarcus, Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney – were selected by a special blue-ribbon committee comprised of executives in the country music industry as well as local and national philanthropic leaders for their ongoing community service and charitable giving of their time and talent.

"We have been blessed with some incredible successes in our career the past couple of years," said Rooney. "The most rewarding thing for us is the opportunity to give back to our communities. We'd like to thank The Home Depot and the Academy for recognizing us in such a humbling way."

They'll travel to Birmingham, Alabama on Wednesday to start work on a playground for the Princeton Alternative Elementary School.

Awww, what good southern gentlemen they are!