Musicians raise money for Rich Center

Two members of Brainchild, a popular Youngstown musical group of the early 1970s, are helping raise money for the Rich Center for Autism at Youngstown State University.

Bill Bodine and Dan Marshall will wait tables at Inner Circle in Poland, Ohio, from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday July 9. Tips collected will go to the Rich Center.

Bodine and Marshall now run CreativeBridge Coalition, a non-profit organization that works to find effective and engaging music programs for young children and those with special needs.

Bodine, credited as one of the founding members of the Youngstown State University Jazz program, is a Grammy-winning songwriter, composing for Glen Frey and Manhattan Transfer. He has also played on tours with Van Morrison, Melissa Manchester and Cher.

The Rich Center for Autism is located in Youngstown, Ohio, on the campus of Youngstown State University.Marshall has played with New Hudson Exit, Roadshow and Brainchild. He is an accomplished author and a faculty member at the National College of Education in Evanston, Ill., and Penn State University.

For more information, visit the Rich Center for Autism online or callĀ 330-941-1927.

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