Tonja Plays Lynden, WA to Benefit Local Boys and Girls Club
Saturday, February 07, 2009
Tonja traveled to Lynden, WA, just north of Seattle on the Canadian border, this past weekend to perform at "Cowboy Up for Kids", a benefit for the local Boys and Girls Club. The event was able to raise over $100,000 for the Club which provides a safe place for over 200 kids to be in the after-school hours. Each afternoon, members receive a snack, help with homework, a game room to play in, opportunity to play in organized outside games, and use of the Club’s laptop computers.
On Friday afternoon, Tonja spent time with the some of the kids mentoring them in the art of songwriting. During this time, she and the kids were able to write a song about some of their favorite things about the Club and its staff. The song's title was "Thank You".
The next evening, Tonja sung a few of her original songs at the benefit and pulled all the kids who she had worked with the day before up on stage and performed their song. This turned out to be one of the highlights of the evening and Tonja's entire weekend.
Tonja was pleased to be apart of the event and would like to thank all involved in the event and Jim and Andy Clay, who invited her, for their hospitality while there. She looks forward to returning sometime in the future to help with future events.