Eden Prairie, Minn — An estimated 100 children will have the opportunity to hear, many of them for the first time, on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 from 11:00am to 3:00pm at the Nashville Convention Center.

The mission, sponsored by Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, FedEx and United Health Group, is being held on the Eve of the 44th Annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, also in Nashville.

Special guests include, two-time Grammy Award winner and five-time CMA winner, Lee Ann Womack; 2010 CMA nominee, Steel Magnolia’s Meghan Linsey; and NFL Hall of Fame members Joe De Lamielleure and Raymond Berry.

Also scheduled to appear are Sarah Darling, Linda Davis, Rick Evans, Emma Jacobs, Kelly Lang, Daisy Mallory, Justin Moore, Ray Pillow, Ronnie Reno, Scott Rouse, Lang Scott, Jordyn Shellhart, T G Sheppard, Larry Stephenson, Josh Thompson, Heather Whitestone McCallum, Chuck Wicks and the bands: Love and Theft, Eden’s Edge, and The Line.

The Starkey Hearing Foundation’s mission is to change the social consciousness of hearing. Since 2000, the Foundation has supplied nearly 500,000 hearing aids to people in need and is striving to achieve its goal of over one million more by 2020.

In addition to giving the gift of hearing through donating hearing aids, the Foundation partners with Best Buy, the Grammy Foundation and a number of recording artists to promote "Safe Hearing" and prevention, especially among teens, through its national program, SoundMatters.

For more information on the Starkey Foundation

SOURCE: Starkey Hearing Foundation