What a terrific evening I had at the Lake Club in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. The Payton Wright Foundation hosted a golf outing on Friday, May 14th to benefit cancer research in memory of five year old Payton Wright who lost her battle with brain cancer.
Since losing their daughter, Patrick and Holly Wright, have worked passionately and tirelessly to raise awareness and funds to battle this dreaded disease. Friday night culminated with a party at the Lake Club with an incredible silent auction featuring terrific signed sports memorabilia. But the highlight of the evening was when rising country music star, David Nail performed. David sat with his guitar and played over an hour poolside.
David heard me speak about Payton Wright on ESPN during the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden. He was moved by her struggle and her story. He reached out to me and the Wright family to see how he could possible help their cause.
He has since flown to Lakewood Ranch multiple times and performed free of charge. He is an incredible guy and certainly a rising superstar in the country music world.