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Published:November 23rd, 2007 14:02 EST
A Day of Fun, Music, and Entertainment to Benefit MADD

A Day of Fun, Music, and Entertainment to Benefit MADD

By SOP newswire

The Journey Begins Now, an organization that helps promote the dangers of drinking and driving and underage drinking, is producing a full day of fun, music entertainment, and educational programs to benefit MADD (Mother's Against Drunk Driving) of San Bernardino, County and also to combat underage drinking. The event will take place on Saturday, December 1, 2007, at Castle Park located at 3500 Polk Street in Riverside, California. The park opens at 10:00 a.m. with the concert series and special events starting around noon.

"This is our third event this year," states Scott Braden, producer for The Journey Begins Now, "and each one has gotten bigger and bigger. The artists really enjoy coming out to support our goals of community education." The event, hosted by teen actors Hunter Gomez (National Treasure and Family Guy) and Randy Shelly (Beowulf, Texas Jack) will feature music from over ten individual performers, including Jacob Nelson, Austin Anderson, Zach Raizman, Brooke, Mary May, Ricky Ayala, and others. Fans can also rock-out with local bands End to Pass, Blackout 101, and Lane 4 plus a special appearance by Geffen Records Music Recording artists NLT.

Also appearing will be The Hollywood Hooligans, a group of young actors and musicians who support various charitable causes, and teen actors Ryan Malgarini (How to Eat Fried Worms), Sophie Oda (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody), as well as dancer Gabe Winns, and others.

Country music singer Jared Wagner is a Youth Ambassador for The Journey Begins Now, along with actress/model/dancer Krisondra Daigneault. "The money that our events raise goes directly to MADD and even if our work helps save one life, it's definitely worth it," commented Jared.

All of the musicians and actors will be available to meet the fans and sign autographs. A special all-day pass to Castle Park (which includes access to all of the rides and the concerts) will cost $17.99. If you just want to come and see the stars and enjoy the music, the cost is $2.00. $2.00 of each fee goes to MADD and you must pre-register online at in order to receive the discounted price.

For more information on the event and all of the participating artists check out the website at

Video Promo Made By A 13 Year Old Girl for The Journey Begins Now Concert to Benefit MADD