Charity event co-hosted by Denny Hamlin raises $200,000

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Denny Hamlin co-hosted “Denny & Mark’s Pro-Am Jam” for the fourth year in a row last October and the event earned $200,000 for charity.

The event, led by Hamlin, Hootie and the Blowfish lead guitarist Mark Bryan and Denis Gallagher, CEO of Student Transportation Inc., has raised more than $700,000 in its four years.

The two-day fundraiser donated money to MUSC Children’s Hospital for Cystic Fibrosis, non-profit Carolina Studios and the Student Transportation of America Education Foundation.

Each year a new cause is added to the organizations that money will be raised for. This time, $10,000 was given to the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston, South Carolina. The church was the site of the tragic shooting on June 17 that claimed the lives of nine people.

“It’s been amazing to see the Pro-Am Jam become this marquee event every fall that brings so many great guests and celebrities together to support children and the Charleston community in multiple ways,” said Hamlin in a press release. “I couldn’t ask for better partners than Mark and Denis, who both bring so much enthusiasm to the Pro-Am Jam and the charitable organizations they support.”