From left - Gabriel Jr., Theresa(wife), Gabe, and Carter

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The Big Heads Big Hearts Foundation was founded to honor and carry on the legacy of Gabe Benson. Gabe was one of the most caring and selfess men you could ever hope to know. His generosity and concern for everyone he knew, and didn't know, defined his life. As a devoted husband, father, son, brother, and friend; Gabe always put others before himself. To that end, Big Heads Big Hearts seeks to honor Gabe by providing charitable support for multiple organizations in the greater Knoxville community.

Big Heads Big Hearts will again host a silent auction tent to raise money for this year's beneficiary organizations. 


Big Kahuna Wing Festival

September 1, 2019 World's Fair Park

Big Heads Big Hearts KTown Classic

August 2-3, 2019

Avalon Golf & Country Club

Big Heads Big Hearts raised $30,000 in 2018- $75,000 in total giving last 3 years

We have a lot of people to thank for the success our organization has experienced the last 3 years.  In 2018, Mr. Matt Beeler and the BKW Family gave at an unprecendented level, and we'll be forever grateful.  Matt's generosity has been inspiring.  We look forward to the 2019 BKW Festival being bigger than ever as it has been moved to Labor Day weekend.  BHBH will be a primary beneficiary, and will once again host a silent auction event which promises to be bigger and better than ever.

The $30,000 we raised, and subsequently donated to various organizations, raised our total giving to $75,000 over the first 3 years BHBH has existed.  It would not be possible without many businesses and inviduals.  We are overwhelmed and overjoyed with the support and generosity of so many people.  We have the easy part.  Our role is to simply ask.  Others do the hard part.  They give of their time, their business, and their income.  Out of the kindness of their hearts, so many friends and family continue to come together and help our family help so many others around East Tennessee. 

The Big Heads Big Hearts Family would like to say thank you.