Chris Stapleton Makes Donation to Hometown Special Olympics

Chris Stapleton Makes Donation to Hometown Special Olympics

Kentucky native Chris Stapleton donated $5,000 to the Johnson County Special Olympics via his Outlaw State of Kind Fund, according to WYMT Mountain News.

Representatives of the Special Olympics noted that the donation came as a surprise from Chris, who grew up in Johnson County and attended Johnson Central High School. The donation is being earmarked to purchase new uniforms for area athletes competing in the Special Olympics.

“We really don’t know where or how he got the initiative to send us money,” said Johnson County Special Olympics local coordinator Brenda Dyer, according to WYMT. “It’s kind of a surprise right now. We’ve got lots and lots of love and kudos for Chris, a good homeboy who takes care of his people back at home. No matter what the activity or group, he’s always willing to lend a hand.”

Founded in 2016, the Outlaw State of Kind is Chris and Morgane Stapleton’s charitable fund that supports a variety of causes that are close to their hearts.

photo by Tammie Arroyo,