American Idol star Clay Aiken will be playing to raise money for The Bubel/Aiken Foundation (TBAF) which will receive a minimum $25,000 for Clay's appearance. But Aiken plans on earning much more for his foundation.
The Foundation earns money for each question Clay answers correctly. Should he correctly answer all 11 questions, the Foundation will earn one million dollars.
"We're excited about Clay's appearance on the show to fundraise for the Foundation. Fox has given us a great opportunity to move closer to our goal of 100 Let's ALL Play camps in 2008. Clay's appearance will also gain exposure for our goals of full inclusion. Of course we're hoping to win the million, but Clay's being part of their hit show will be great for the Foundation either way," said Jerry Aiken, executive director, TBAF.
The Bubel/Aiken Foundation's Let's ALL Play initiative brings an inclusive recreational and learning experience to all children by giving children with developmental disabilities the same summer camp experience. Children of all abilities come together to participate in recreational activities including swimming, baseball, archery, arts and crafts, physical fitness, and community service.
Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?airs on Fox's Thursday night lineup. Aiken will be taping his appearance August 28, 2007, with the Celebrity Edition airing to be announced later. The season's premiere is slated for September 6, 8pm Eastern and 9pm Central. For more information about The Bubel/Aiken Foundation, visit www.bubelaiken.org.
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