Ruben Studdard Plans First Annual Ruben Studdard Celebration

Birmingham, AL Mayor William A. Bell and Season 2 American Idol winner, Ruben Studdard will announce plans today for the first annual Ruben Studdard Celebration weekend, a series of events that will include the BHAM Marathon, reports

“The City of Birmingham is so very pleased to work with Ruben and his event organizers on this exciting new weekend of events including the marathon, ” says Mayor Bell, “The event weekend will make a great economic impact on the city and help support all the kids benefiting from the great work of the Ruben Studdard Foundation.”

The celebration will take place in the fall, details and dates have not been set yet. The events will benefit the Ruben Studdard Foundation for the Advancement of Children in the Music Arts.

“Running has become a very important part of my health and wellness plan, ” says Ruben, “The City of Birmingham has always been an important part of me becoming the person I am today. I’m looking forward to being a part of something so exciting that helps the city and the kids who benefit from the foundation.”

The event weekend will include a benefit concert, running expo and meet-and-greet opportunities with Ruben and other celebrities. Graduates and current members of the Ruben Studdard Foundation will provide musical entertainment for runners on the course.

More details to follow as they become available

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