Concert to benefit youth center named for OSU’s Fred Thompson

A number of Oregon State sororities and fraternities are holding a benefit concert in March to raise money for the Fred Thompson Five-Star Youth Center, which will honor OSU football player Fred Thompson, who died in December after collapsing from cardiac arrhythmia.

Artist Too $hort will perform March 9 at a concert that will benefit a local youth center.

Members of Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Phi, Kappa Kappa Gamma and Theta Chi are helping support a concert on March 9 featuring hip-hop artist “Too $hort,” with proceeds directly benefiting the youth center being created in Oakland, Calif., in his memory by Thompson’s mother, Cora Wilcots.

The center will help local youth children become active in sports and activities to help stimulate positive growth in the community.

The concert will take place at the Benton County Fairgrounds, with doors opening at 7 p.m. Opening performances include Cali Kidd, T-Walk, D. Worthy, Lalaboy, Oxymoron, Blaze and Jove, and DJ Cloud N9ne. Too $hort will perform at 8 p.m. His 19th album, “No Trespassing,” is being released Feb. 28.

Tickets can be purchased at or at thINKit, a local business located on 25th and Monroe between Dominoes and Subway. Regular tickets will be $15 before the day of the concert and $20 at the door.

If you would like to meet Too $hort, meet-and-greet tickets will be $35 and can be purchased at the same locations.

Persons can make a donation to the Fred Thompson center at the following website:

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