The 12th Annual Hannah’s Buddies benefit will take place on January 21 and 22 at the Grand Cypress Golf Club and The House of Blues in Orlando, FL . Friday the 21st will feature a golf tournament followed by an awards reception and then a performance by Galactic and the Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio. Saturday the 22nd will offer a dinner and silent auction followed by music from John Bell & Friends, the Drive-By Truckers, and Nickel and the Polar Bears. The event raises money for spinal muscular atrophy research.

Bell has offered the following update on the event, including a link that offers a glimpse at some of the auction items:

Hello Travelers,
Our thanks goes out to all of the participants and volunteers joining forces in Orlando for this year’s upcoming 12th annual Hannah’s Buddies Charity Ball, silent auction, and golf “tournament.” Thanks also to those donating items for the auction. Some of these can be previewed here along with written descriptions of other kind donations for this event.

Two things we need to mention: Registration for the golf is full, but a reduced donation of $125 dollars will allow those shut out of the golf to participate in the silent auction (concert ticket included). Also, if you have a last minute item you have been meaning to donate for the auction, we need to receive it by Tues., Jan. 18th at this address: Hannah’s Buddies c/o The Elliotts / 719 S. Orleans Ave. / Tampa, FL 33606. Please include a suggested value/starting bid so we can honor your donation appropriately.

Thank you all! See you on the 21st and 22nd.

-JB and Company