FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 15, 2015
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Washington, D.C. – SOS Children’s Villages, an organization dedicated to the care of orphaned, abandoned, and other at-risk children, announced today it has teamed up with Grammy-award winning British guitarist Albert Lee to help raise funds to support vulnerable children around the world.
Lee’s tour in partnership with SOS Children’s Villages kicked off in June, and will visit venues nationwide.
With over 53 years in the music business, Lee is one of the most respected guitarists in the country-rock music scene. He is known for his signature Ernie Ball guitar and lighting speed picking, and has worked with the biggest names in music, like Eric Clapton, The Everly Brothers, and Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band. Clapton calls him the “greatest guitarist in the world.”
Although music is at the core of what Lee does, he also dedicates his time to philanthropic initiatives that help improve the lives of orphaned or at-risk children and youth.
"One of my passions, along with playing music, is to support children who have gone through difficult times in their lives," said Lee. "I am very excited to join SOS Children’s Villages in their mission to ensure these children are given the care and support needed to reach their full potential."
“Many children around the world are vulnerable due to poverty, disease, conflict or natural disasters,” said Lynn Croneberger, CEO of SOS Children’s Villages – USA. “We are thrilled to partner with Albert Lee to help shine a light on the challenges these children face. His dedication to supporting children in need makes this partnership a perfect fit.”
SOS Children’s Villages has in the past years worked with musical artists to help raise awareness and funds for vulnerable children. These artists include American singer-songwriter Johnny Cash, who once donated proceeds from his recording of “The Ballad of Annie Palmer/The Worried Man.”
Attendees of Albert Lee’s performances can learn more about SOS Children’s Villages and its child sponsorship opportunities at participating venues. For tickets and more information, go to albertlee.co.uk.
SOS Children’s Villages is an organization that is committed to the care of orphaned, abandoned and other at-risk children. With over 70 years of experience and a presence in 134 countries and territories, SOS Children’s Villages works to ensure every child is raised in a loving, stable family environment. To learn more about SOS Children’s Villages, visit www.sos-usa.org. Follow us on Twitter at @SOSChildrenUSA.