SUPPORTERS

Kevin "KO" Olusola

 

​Cellist and beatboxer Kevin "KO" Olusola, hails from the small town of Owensboro, Kentucky.  Since he started at six, he became Principal Cellist of the Kentucky All-State Symphony Orchestra and also co-principal cellist of the Yale Symphony Orchestra.  Kevin has soloed for From the Top, National Public Radio, Carnegie Hall, and PBS.  In January of 2009, KO was the runner-up in world-wide renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma's "Celebrate and Collaborate" international competition out of more than 400 contestants from across the globe.  Yo-Yo Ma commented that Kevin's cello/beatbox version of "Dona Nobis Pacem" was "inventive and unexpected."  Kevins Youtube video of him performing Mark Summers Julie-O for cello and beatboxing has garnered 1.5 million views.  Because of this video, Kevin not only toured with Gungor on the David Crowder Band 7 Tour, but has been featured on the Today Show, soloed at the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest at the 2012 Orlando NBA All-Star Game, and will be performing at the Montreaux Jazz Festival as a member of Quincy Jones's "Global Gumbo All-Stars."  Kevin also became a founding member of Pentatonix, a 5-member electro-pop vocal band.  Pentatonix was won a recording contract for winning Season 3 of NBCs The Sing-Off.  Their debut EP is scheduled to be released through Madison Gate Records on June 26th, 2012.



 

 

​Miss South Carolina '11  Courtney Hope Turner

She attended the University of South Carolina studying Communications and Criminal Justice.  She won the title of Miss South Carolina USA in 2011, and placed top 8 at Miss USA.  She has also held the titles of Miss Charleston Teen USA, Miss North Augusta Teen USA,  and the national title of Miss Teen United States 2009. As a former Miss USA titleholder, Courtney has become an avid speaker to students in developing self-confidence, and promotes awareness for human trafficking.

As a speaker, she has;
Teamed up with Governor Nikki Haley to speak in schools for the Anti-Bullying Campaign in 2011,
along with USCs Coach Steve Spurrier.•
Met with Senators and Congressmen in Washington, D.C.
Spoken to over 50 schools
Given over 85 speeches in the South East region
Raised funds for the Golden Harvest Food Bank
Spoken to Columbia, SC Realtors
Filmed with Animal Planet, LifeTime, and Homeland
Appeared on Regis & Kelly Live
Appeared on MTV Made

"Right now I am trying to promote the need to build homes so that people will have a safe place for 'families' to be, and with strong families, the entire community will prosper and change a country."  - Courtney

 

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