When the K-LOVE Fan Awards 2014 event began today, May 30, in Nashville, volunteers from Trevecca had already been hard at work helping the K-LOVE staff set up for the weekend’s events. As the event’s only education institution partner, Trevecca has a booth at this event, and throughout the weekend, 100 students and Trevecca employees will serve as volunteers in various venues.
K-LOVE, a network of Christian radio stations, hosts this annual Christian music awards show, in which winners are chosen by the votes of fans. Held in the Gaylord Opryland Resort, this event includes 14 concerts, opportunities for fans to meet their favorite Christian artists, a 5K fun run, celebrity basketball games, and the K-LOVE Fan Zone, where families can relax and play games and sports. The awards presentation takes place at the Grand Ole Opry House on Sunday, June 1. This final event begins at 6 PM and will be hosted by author Candace Cameron-Bure and musician Matthew West.
K-LOVE is working with World Hope to use the voting process to build houses in Detroit, Michigan. For each 500,000 votes submitted, K-LOVE will build a house. The goal was to garner 2 million votes and build new houses for four Detroit families, and by Wednesday afternoon, May 28, fans had cast 1.5-million votes, and the network had committed to build three houses, with another house possible if voting reached the 2-million mark.
Nominees for awards are grouped in 11 categories, which include several categories for artists and songs, but also categories for “Film/television impact” and “Best live show,” among others. Fans can vote here.
In addition to being part of the excitement of this Christian music event, Trevecca volunteers will perform many roles—ticket sales, photo booth operation, merchandise sales, staff for greeting, directing autograph signings, and working at the celebrity basketball game among other tasks. Twenty students will serve as escorts for artists on Sunday, responsible for ensuring that artists arrive at events on time and providing assistance for those artists. Additionally, student-volunteers for this event are able to earn internship hours for their participation. This year is Trevecca’s second time to be the K-LOVE education partner for this event.