The Man Behind the Bash
Morris (Buddy) Hopkins was a kinder and gentler man that knew how to make you feel better about everything with a wave of his wand. His wand was his word, and his ability to calm even the greatest mental storm.
Cancer took our friend too soon, but we will keep his spirit alive and help fight cancer at the annual Buddy Bash.
Good people like Buddy should be able to share their wisdom on this planet and cancer prevents that too often. We can all help SMASH cancer at the annual "Buddy Bash".
Laissez les bon temp Rouler'
Everyone who knew Capt. Buddy knows he will always want us to "Let the Good Times Roll"
2014 BANDS OF THE BASH
The Wesley Pruitt Band
Victims of Sanity
2014 event details:
This year is dedicated to Buddy's best friend Fred Kurlander. Live music all day and into the night on beautiful Cedar Creek Lake at Tom Finley Park: A cover charge of $10 for adults and $5 for kids for live music from noon until they pull the plug after midnight
"Guitar" Eddy Hopkins has organized the bands for this event in honor of his father, Morris (Buddy) Hopkins. All of these bands are donating their talent to help wage the war. Eddy and his monster musicians just put a bull’s eye on cancer's back; it is in for a world of hurt.
The live auction: Auctioneer, Mr. James Young will entertain us while we all buy some killer goods that will include, signed Dallas Cowboy gear, household goods, haircuts, boat rentals, body wax, waterfront cabin rentals, scuba gear, skis and more from local business and friends of Buddy.
Silent Auction items available all day
$8 BBQ buffet put on by wild man Tommy Hyde proceeds go the Bash.
Best Bike Show: sign ups between 12-4 winner will be announced at 6.
Bikini contest: Beautiful ladies strutting their stuff to throw a body blow to cancer. $300 in cash prizes. Registration will be from 3-4 and the contest will get rolling at 4:30pm.
Coldwell Banker of Gun Barrel City - Dallas Manufacturing Inc. of Athens - N.Y Zipline - Dallas Cowboys - Cedar Creek Country Club- WATZ-UP - Kings Creek Golf Course - PNTH Corporation- Solar Screens- Scotties Liquor- Hootin Holler Packaging- McDade's Nursery - Trout's Appliances - Wal-Mart of Gun Barrel - Jayme Perelli Photography - Transit Delivery Systems - Top Shelf Vaping, Hwy 175 - Tamara Barnett CPT, Athens - One of a Kind Antiques - East TX Gold & Silver -
PAST BUDDY BASH INFO!
The total you see listed on the donations section of this page is the total we have raised during the lifetime of the Buddy Bash.
5 Year total: $55,273.66
1st annual: $10,285
2nd annual: $15,906
3rd annual: $10,700
4th annual: $13,232.66
5th annual: $5,150
Eddy, Jimmy, Randy, Kala, MaDonna, Tommy, James, and all the people that plan the Bash are gearing up with new ideas to make next year’s Buddy Bash even better.
Thank you all for joining us in this fight against cancer while we remember not only Buddy but all of the people who have touched our lives and that we have lost to this plague of mankind.
Let's raise even more in 2014!