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Grand Slam Charity Jam event raises money for Camp Hometown Heroes

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Hundreds of people attended a special charity event in downtown Milwaukee on Saturday.

It’s the eighth annual Grand Slam Charity Jam at the Wisconsin Center.

The event features a dinner, auction, and live music by an all-star made up of members of bands like The Bodeans, The Romantics, and Mr. Mister.

All the money raised benefits Camp Hometown Heroes, a free week-long camp in Wisconsin for children who lost a parent or sibling through service in the U.S. Military.

Brothers told CBS 58 the camp helped them get through the loss of their father.

“After the first day, I fell in love. I met some of my best friends there; I still keep in touch with today. I’m a counselor now, so I actually graduated from the camp. I now came back as a counselor, so I’m cool with a lot of the counselors, so it’s a very close to heart experience,” said Cole Naseman, a counselor for Camp Hometown Heroes.

The goal for the event was to raise $100,000 for the camp.


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