Non-profit sponsors 3 Doors Down Concert at UVU

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Performing for charitable causes might be considered 3 Doors Down’s particular “Kryptonite.” The band, which started the Better Life Foundation and has performed for various causes throughout the years, will continue this trend on Tuesday.

The Second Chance Foundation of Utah is sponsoring the 3 Doors Down concert at the UCCU Center at UVU this Tuesday. Theory of a Deadman and Pop Evil will also perform at the event, which will start at 6:30 p.m.

The Second Chance Foundation of Utah is a non-profit organization that focuses on helping people in Utah who need second chances in life. From foster children to cancer patients, the foundation helps those who otherwise couldn’t help themselves.

“We cover a broad spectrum of areas,” said Neil Warner, an employee for the Second Chance Foundation of Utah. “We try and help anybody who needs it.”

One life the foundation has changed is Austin Haws, a baseball player at UVU. Haws got into a car accident that broke most of his bones and left him unable to walk. The Second Chance Foundation of Utah gave him a scholarship to go back to school until he recovered a year later.

“It’s awesome what they’re doing and I’m so grateful for them,” Haws said. “I wouldn’t be playing baseball without them.”

The foundation is also offering a block of tickets to several of Utah Valley’s foster children, something they have done in the past. They have invited foster children and their families to past events, such as baseball games and a SafetySuit concert.

Jennie Warner, case worker for Utah’s Family Services Department, said the children are excited to be able to see the bands perform on Tuesday.

“The foundation gives them a chance to attend things they wouldn’t be able to otherwise,” Warner said. “These are three popular bands with the teenagers especially, and they’re excited for the chance to be able to go.”

3 Doors Down will hold a meet and greet before the show to meet the people the foundation has helped in the past. The concert is part of their Time of My Life Tour. 3 Doors Down has also founded the Better Life Foundation, focused on enhancing the lives of children and young adults with special needs.

“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to work with UVU and sponsor this event,” Neil Warner said. “It should be one of our bigger events of the year.”

Tickets for the event, which range from $20-30, are still available at smithstix.com

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