Tim McGraw joined several professional athletes, Hollywood actors, and reality stars to participate in the 20th and final “Waiting for Wishes” Celebrity Waiters Dinner at the Hilton Nashville Downtown on April 19th. The star-studded event benefited The Kevin Carter Foundation and Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee. The event series has raised $2.5 million to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions through Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee.
For the past 20 years, this event has been co-hosted by NFL veteran and Super Bowl Champion Kevin Carter and former Rascal Flatts member Jay DeMarcus. Jay said, “In 2005, I joined as co-host and I had no idea what this event would become. I’m humbled and honored that Kevin even considered me to be involved. It’s been one of the most important things of my career. Rascal Flatts were together for 22 years and I’ve been with this event for nearly 20 years. I got emotional thinking about this event coming to an end, but I am grateful for the relationship I have with Kevin. He’s not only big in stature; his heart is equally as big.”
Celebrities who took part in this year's event included Hollywood actors C. Thomas Howell (The Outsiders), Martin Kove (Cobra Kai/Netflix), and Max Martini (Tender Bar/Amazon Prime), reality stars Kaitlyn Bristowe (The Bachelorette/Dancing with the Stars), Chase Chrisley (Chrisley Knows Best), Kathryn Edwards (actress/Housewives of Beverly Hills), and Jason Tartick (The Bachelorette) and athletes George Kittle (NFL/49ers), Shawn Johnson East (Olympic Gymnast), former Tennessee Titans players Blaine Bishop, Keith Bulluck, Eddie George, Brad Hopkins, Jevon Kearse, Derrick Mason, Samari Rolle and UFC fighter Tito Ortiz.