INSPIRE NASHVILLE GALA CELEBRATES TRACIE & SCOTT HAMILTON
Inspiration Award Presented During Annual Event for Possibilities, Inc.
Nashville, TN (April 7, 2016) – Olympic Gold medalist and four-time US and World Champion figure skater, Scott Hamilton and his wife Tracie, will be honored for their charitable work and humanitarian efforts during the third annual event, Inspire Nashville. The prestigious Inspiration award will be presented to the Hamiltons in celebration of the way they give their heart, soul and resources to the Nashville community and the world.
The Inspire Nashville gala event will be presented on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Marathon Music Works in Nashville, TN. The evening will benefit Possibilities, Inc., a Nashville-based charitable endeavor.
“We are all touched by inspirational news, stories, lives…and rarely do we stop for more than a moment to celebrate those who regularly exhibit acts of love, kindness, humility, and courage,” states Debbie Carroll, Senior Executive Director of MusiCares and Possibilities Inc. President. “Inspire Nashville was created for our community to come together and pause for a moment to celebrate and honor inspiring people. We have discovered over the past three years, that inspiration is contagious. Attendees leave
this event with very full hearts and a desire to maybe do things a little differently to make a difference themselves.”
2013 Inspire recipient and personal friend of Tracie & Scott Hamilton, Pete Fisher, Grand Ole Opry, remarks: “When they encounter pain and problems, Scott and Tracie Hamilton find purpose. I cannot think of two more deserving people to receive the Inspire Humanitarian Award. They have made a perpetual habit out of selfless giving, whether it be improving cancer treatment options or improving the lives of the less fortunate in Haiti. Congratulations to my dear friends, Scott and Tracie Hamilton, on this
There are few places that capture the heart, open up the soul and inspire growth and change like the community of Nashville. This energy and culture is made possible by the tireless efforts of those who make an impact daily by giving back to their communities and inspiring those in need. The board of directors of Possibilities aspires to honor silent heroes who serve on boards, help at soup kitchens and make our world a better place with the annual Inspiration Award. Tracie & Scott Hamilton join past
honorees Rod Essig (CAA) and Pete Fisher (Grand Ole Opry) in an elite circle of the most inspiring heroes of our creative community.
To purchase tickets, sponsorship packages or to make a donation to this year’s event, please visit www.inspirenashville.net. All proceeds from the event will benefit Possibilities, Inc.
About Tracie & Scott Hamilton
Tracie Hamilton was born & raised in Jackson, TN. She attended University of Memphis, followed by San Francisco State University, studying Cultural Anthropology and Nutrition. Following school, she was a Nutrition Coordinator/Team Leader for Whole Foods Market in California for 12 years. Tracie serves as an Ambassador for J/P Haitian Relief Organization (started by actor, Sean Penn, after
the devastating earthquake in Haiti) and on the Board of Directors for the Nashville Zoo. She is also an active supporter of Best Buddies, Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee, Show Hope, and the Special Olympics International. Tracie has a strong heart for serving those in need. In living out her faith, she spends a good deal of time throughout the year serving in Haiti through J/P HRO.
After winning Olympic gold in Sarajevo in 1984, Scott Hamilton went on to found and headline in Stars on Ice, which is still touring 20+ years later. He regularly provides commentary for NBC Figure Skating competition coverage. His two books, Landing It and more recently, The Great Eight, How to Be Happy (Even When You Have Every Reason to be Miserable) have both earned critical praise.
Following his mother’s passing from and his own survival of cancer, Scott launched the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation (Cancer Alliance for Research, Education and Survivorship) with a mission to
improve cancer patient survivorship by supporting world-class cancer research and the highest quality patient treatment and care. The Foundation, in association with programs he created at the Cleveland Clinic, supports two cancer education websites—Chemocare.com and RadCare.org and the patient mentoring program The 4th Angel Network, dedicated to providing user-friendly information and personalized support to cancer patients, survivors, and their families. Scott serves on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics International, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s
Hospital at Vanderbilt and Provision Center for Proton Therapy. He recently broke ground on the first Scott Hamilton Proton Therapy Center outside of Nashville. He is also the founder of the Scott Hamilton Skating Academy at Ford Ice Center in Antioch, TN, where he can frequently be found coaching Learn to Skate students and sharing his love of skating. Tracie and Scott Hamilton were married in 2002. Together, they are busy raising four incredible children,
Jean Paul (14), Aidan (12), Evelyne (12) and Maxx (7) in Franklin, TN.
About Possibilities Inc. Possibilities, Inc. provides funding to aid in the healing and rebuilding of individuals, couples, and families,
who struggle from the effects of trauma, abuse, stress, mental health, relationship issues, etc. We work with Nashville-based Onsite and their life-changing programs by providing scholarships to participants who would not otherwise receive the experience of emotional freedom. The board of Possibilities is comprised of active community leaders who volunteer to serve those in need of emotional heath. The Possibilities Board is comprised of the following: David Adams, Christiev Alphin, Dave Berg, Warren
Brent, Debbie Carroll, Pete Fisher, Irma Harris, John Ingram, Elizabeth Kabler, Jewel, Marion Kraft, Tami Olin, LeAnn Phelan, and Wynonna.
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