Good Meal Helps Good Cause

Army veteran-turned-singer Kenni Thomas was the featured speaker.
Army veteran-turned-singer Kenni Thomas was the featured speaker.

A good meal and a good message, all to help a good cause. Hundreds turned out last night for the annual steak and burger supper to benefit Statesboro's Boys and Girls Clubs.

During dinner, sponsors had the chance to talk to some of the hundreds of youngsters who use the club every day.

Army veteran-turned-singer Kenni Thomas was the featured speaker. A former Ranger, Thomas survived the attack in Somolia that inspired Black Hawk Down. Thomas told the audience character should be a part of everyday life.

"If I get five minutes with kids, most of that time is spent talking about character and building it, so that it keeps you doing the right thing even when you'd rather run away," he said.

Thomas now works in Nashville as a singer and actor.

Besides consulting for the movie Black Hawk Down, he's also had parts in films like Sweet Home Alabama.

Reported by: Dal Cannady, dcannady@wtoc.com