You’ve Been Sentenced! to Host First Annual Celebrity Charity Tournament During CMA

Country Music Artists Locash Cowboys, Buddy Jewell, Julie Roberts,

Mark Wills And More Compete To Create The Winning Sentence

To Benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals And Success Won’t Wait.


Game manufacturer McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds (in partnership with Nashville Music Guide and Red Buck Cigars) will host its first annual celebrity charity event during Country Music’s biggest week. Celebrities will be seated to play the award-winning game You’ve been Sentenced!—Country Music Edition on Thursday, June 7, from 2:00-4:30PM at the

Hard Rock Café in the heart of the activities in downtown Nashville. The tournament brings together some of country music’s brightest stars who will play the word game to benefit the children’s charities Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait.

The outing offers the unique opportunity for country music fans to sit down beside their favorite celebrities and play the

You’ve been Sentenced! card game or simply enjoy the action. Artists confirmed to date include: Jeff Bates,

Ty Brown, Burns & Poe, Jason Michael Carroll,

Buddy Jewell, Matt Kennon, Danni Leigh,

LoCash Cowboys, Justin McBride, Jaclyn North,

Julie Roberts, Doug Stone, Rhonda Vincent, Mark Willsand more. The game play will be followed by acoustic performances.



“We’ve always known that the country music industry has tremendous heart,” said McNeill Designs CEO,

Don McNeill“The interest and support shared by the community as a whole for this charity event has been overwhelming and it’s even more moving in consideration of the number of appearances, concerts and events these artists are juggling as part of their hectic CMA Fest schedules.”


Created to go above and beyond family fun, You’ve been Sentenced! has become an educational tool that is garnering rave reviews in homes, classrooms and educational facilities around the world and is now staged to reach a brand new audience. McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds, the game manufacturer, will officially introduce the You’ve been Sentenced! Country Music Edition to entertain the country music fan at the June 7 gathering. The anticipated retail delivery date for the country music version is August 2012—just in time for Christmas retail delivery.


To expand its mission further, McNeill Designs hopes to align in mutually beneficial relationships with artists, additional non-profit foundations and organizations that also have language and literacy objectives.


Ticket Information:

Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door the day of the event.

VIP seating is limited; first come, first serve.

  • $10 general admission
  • $25 VIP admission
  • $100 buy-in, which allows the fan to be seated at a table with various artists to play the game.


Advance Tickets may be purchased via credit card. Call 866.520.2555.


About McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds

Founded in 2004, McNeill Designs launched into the marketplace with a series of innovative board, card and party games including its flagship product, the word game, You’ve been Sentenced!Following its success, the education game company added the multi award-winning memory game Twisted Fish as well as a number of You’ve been Sentenced! themed add-on decks including the most recent addition in 2011, the NASA Space Terminology Deck.


Recognized for excellence by the toy and game industry, as well as by education experts, YBS! is the recipient of an impressive list of awards and honors (20 to date) since its introduction to the marketplace including: Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Gold Seal Award, iParenting Media, Hot Product Award, Creative Child Magazine, Seal of Excellence , National Parenting, Seal of Approval, Mensa Parenting for High Potential, Hot Product and many more.


In six short years, more than 250,000 copies of the game have been sold;

You’ve been Sentenced! can be found on the shelves at Barnes & Noble, Toys R Us, Kohl’s, and will appear in Menard’s this fall. In addition to the U.S., the game is global (distributed and sold in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and will be available in India, the UK, Peru Ecuador, Honduras, South Africa, Germany and Japan for Holiday 2012).


For more information about McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds and the You’ve been Sentenced! word game please visit:

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