Famous recording artist Jack Johnson loves Lake Tahoe so much, he’s putting money into it.
Jack and his wife Kim have their own foundation named The Johnson Ohana Foundation (Ohana means family in Hawaiian) that they started in 2008. Jack has committed the foundation to matching donations up to $2,500 to the League to Save Lake Tahoe (Keep Tahoe Blue), Tahoe Rim Trail Association, Sugar Pine Foundation, and the Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships.
The League already has pulled in $8,500.
“We were thrilled to receive notice that the Johnson Ohana Foundation was excited to support the League. Through their initial match, we were able to raise $8,500 to protect the lake.
Jack Johnson is a role model that people can do well by doing good, and we’re excited to have his tour come to Tahoe. We’ll be at both shows, and we invite everyone attending the concerts to visit our Keep Tahoe Blue booth to find out how you can get more involved.” – Erica Mirich, development director for the League to Save Lake Tahoe told the Sierra Sun
The Johnson Ohana Foundation has donated over $4 million to over 400 nonprofits all over the world.
Jack Johnson will be playing two sold out shows at Harveys’ Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena on July 28 and 29, 2017.
Jack will also be screening his movie “Smog of the Sea”at the Himmel Haus in South Lake Tahoe on July 27th at 8pm. This film is about his voyage to the Sargasso Sea (an area of the sea famous for accumulating sea weed – sargasso in Portuguese – due to ocean currently that swirl and deposit sea weed historically) and his observation on the impressive amounts of plastics there.