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Vince Gill, daughter play benefit concert for Franklin H.S. football team


Country music star Vince Gill performed on Sunday night at the Franklin Theatre for a special benefit concert.

The Punt, Pass and Puck Fundraiser was hosted by Franklin High School's Quarterback Club to raise money for the football team.

Gill performed along with his daughter, Jenny, a Franklin High School alum.

"I was a big supporter of the school," Jenny told Nashville's News 2. "I was a football cheerleader the whole four years I was there, so when they asked me to be a part of this I jumped at the chance to root for the school all over again."

Father Vince added, "I'm just proud to be here and support my kid and her old alma mater and see some old friends and have some fun."

Along with Vince and Jenny Gill, several writers behind some of country music's biggest hits performed.

Sunday's fundraiser was an effort to raise $25,000 for the football team to upgrade their weight room.

"We need help to do things, to do the type of things we want to do and that's where they come in, they play a big part," Franklin High School head football coach Donnie Webb explained.

The quarterback club is made up of dedicated parents who work to keep the football team equipped with things they need not provided by the school.

"We have to provide them meals; we provide them with things that maybe the football budget from the county does not allow," said Battle Page, Quarterback Club president.

The Franklin Theatre reopened its doors last year after undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation.

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