Dreamland BBQ Hosting Fundraiser for Former Alabama RB Kerry Goode
Dreamland Bar-B-Que is partnering with The Goode Foundation to host a fundraising event on Friday, November 20th, benefiting former University of Alabama running back Kerry Goode. Goode was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease ALS earlier this year and Dreamland will be collecting donations to assist with his medical expenses.
The Game’s Ryan Fowler from Tide 99.1 will be broadcasting live 2pm-6pm from the event at the Dreamland Northport location.
Former Alabama football players will also be in attendance taking pictures and signing autographs beginning at 6pm. The event lasts until 10pm and all donations will benefit The Goode Foundation. Dreamland Northport will have live music and door prizes and will also donate a portion of the day’s proceeds.
Betsy McAtee says Dreamland was eager to help after learning about Goode’s diagnosis. “We’ve been a member of the Alabama football family for a very long time,” said McAtee. “And we wanted to do anything we could to help Kerry out during this time.”
Goode and his family will attend the fundraiser. “I’m just hoping to continue to raise awareness about this disease and the people it affects so that one day we can find a cure,” said Goode.
Goode grew up in Towncreek Ala. and was a running back for the University of Alabama from 1983-1987. During his time with The Crimson Tide, he rushed for 1,350 yards and scored six touchdowns. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1988 and also played for the Miami Dolphins during his professional football career. He now lives in Atlanta, Ga. with his wife and children.
According to the ALS foundation website, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also know as Lou Kehrig’s Disease, “is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.”