Casey James at the Childhelp “Drive the Dream Gala”

Casey James was a special guest performer tonight at the second annual “Orange County Drive the Dream Gala,“ a charity event to benefit Childhelp, an organization working for the prevention and treatment of child abuse.   For info on how you can contribute to this great organization, please scroll down to the bottom of this post.

The gala, held at the Orange County Fairgrounds, was billed as a night of “Cowboys, Cars & Stars.”

We have some photos from before the event thanks to @StealingCaro who tweeted:  With Casey James and the ChildHelp founders Sara and Yvonne 🙂

The girls in the photo are from the Nashville-based band Stealing Angels (Caroline Cutbirth, Tayla Lynn, Jennifer Wayne) who also played the event.  The ladies in the front are Childhelp founders Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson who started the organization back in 1959.

@StealingAngels also tweeted this photo of them with Casey before the show:

@Erin_Murphy tweeted: Loved hanging out with the handsome & talented @CaseyEJames

Photos from the Childhelp Facebook page:

Childhelp-Special Message from Casey James and Stealing Angels: 

Second Video of Casey James from the Childhelp Drive the Dream Charity Event:

Childhelp had this to say about Casey: “The amazing Casey James lent his big voice and big heart to Childhelp’s Orange County Drive the Dream event on June 22. He brought down the house for the children in our care! Thank you Casey”

Video of Casey performing Long Tall Texan and part of Bulletproof:

Event Organizer Pam Pharris from Childhelp sent us a short video of Casey performing tonight:

Thanks Pam!  And thanks for all the great work Childhelp does for abused children!  If you’d like to do your part to help this great cause click here to donate.  In the “how did you hear about us” you can put “Casey James” so they know his fans are helping out!

EDITED:  Thanks for your support of this worthy cause!  Childhelp just tweeted us:  Childhelp @ThCaseyJamesBlg Thank you 4 the support! The Casey James fans donations have already started coming in, and they are needed!

Casey mentioned in the Orange County Register on June 27th, 2011.

“The Childhelp & Barrett-Jackson Drive the Dream Gala was a showstopper. It had it all, from American Idol Season 9 finalist Casey James entertaining and some deserving Childhelp supporters honored, to a plethora of live auction items scooped up by generous donors, and a brave, young woman sharing how Childhelp set her life on the right path. It was a heartwarming affair!”

For full article go here.

Casey mentioned in the Daily Pilot, July 7th. 

The recap of the charity event included this mentioned of Casey:  “the evening also featured the talented ‘American Idol’ finalist Casey James on guitar with vocals.”

To read the full article, please click here.


Casey mentioned in the Dalcorp Racing and AREA 51 blog, September 30.

In this blog, the headline tells it all: “Casey James steals the show at Childhelp Gala dinner.”  They wrote about the event and posted their photos, along with the following captions:

Diana and Deb hangin' out with Casey James.

Jim Nye auctioning off a dinner with American Idol finalist Casey James.

"Here you go girls...Casey James."

"Not sure what they were talking about but Casey seemed to enjoy it."

And one of Deb's "Mom Hugs" for Casey. The night was complete.


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12 Responses to Casey James at the Childhelp “Drive the Dream Gala”

  1. MNCyn says:

    Feel so badly for him. All those young girls. Must have been nerve-racking for him!
    BTW — what song is he singing?

  2. shesha says:

    who knows Casey enjoying young girls around him lol it’s better than cougar lol

  3. Darlene says:

    I think I’ve said this a million times but I love you Casey James!!!!

  4. mississippicjfan says:

    I wonder if he’s thinking, “I wonder if they will let me drive the fire truck?” Love seeing Casey get to do things like this!

  5. maria says:

    sooo jealous of the Stealing Angels…

  6. Fiona says:

    Hands off the purdy!!!

  7. cynyn says:

    Super Cool for Casey. Love to see him smiling and having a good time, hope to see some of his performance.

  8. So proud of Casey. glad he is doing some charity benefits. definitley donating in his name! LOVE YOU CASEY!

  9. Cherrel Underwood says:

    Way to go, Casey! Love to see you do charity benefits—especially ones involving children and teens! Have just donated to this great cause!! Thanks for making us aware of Childhelp!!

  10. Dona C. @ HBHUNNY says:

    Kudos to you Casey! What an awesome cause! I can’t believe you were in town last night…would have love to have been there! Looks like you had a great time! See you in July!

  11. Windy says:

    Bet Casey was tempted to step into one of those vintage cars and take a Drive!!

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