The local chapter, the Choccolocco district, gave him the Heart of an Eagle Award on Wednesday. The award is given to individuals who show compassion for their community through leadership, character and integrity.
“It’s a great honor to be recognized by the Boy Scouts of America,” Owen says. “I admire the great people who make scouting a wonderful lifetime experience for our state and country.”
When Owen isn’t performing with Alabama, he’s helping others throughout various humanitarian efforts. He launched St. Jude Country Cares for Kids, an annual radiothon fundraising event that has raised more than $800 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. As a whole, Alabama has played an important role in some disaster relief initiatives. They’ve organized and performed to support rebuilding efforts following natural disasters. They did that in Tuscaloosa in 2011 and Jacksonville State University (Owen’s alma mater) in March of 2018.
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