Creed Charity To Send Needy Kids To Space Camp

With Arms Wide Open Foundation encourages parents to spend time with their kids.

The With Arms Wide Open Foundation, a charity founded in October by Creed singer Scott Stapp, will send nine children and their parents on a trip to Space Camp in July.

Nine scholarships to the U.S. Space Camp in Titusville, Florida, will be awarded to parent-child teams who have written essays explaining why they want to attend the July 20-22 camp and why their financial situation prevents them from enrolling on their own.

The contest is part of the With Arms Wide Open Foundation's mission to encourage parents to spend more time with their kids.

Essays must be no longer than one page in length and postmarked by June 1 to qualify. Transportation costs are covered, and children must be between the ages of seven and eleven. (Visit www.witharmswideopen.org for more information.)

Creed is writing their third album, the follow-up to 1999's multiplatinum Human Clay. They hope to begin recording it in July for October for November release (see "Creed Resuming Work On Human Clay Follow-Up").

Stapp and Three Mountain Design, the firm headed by guitarist Mark Tremonti's brother that created Creed's first two album covers, have collaborated on a signature-series Creed T-shirt on sale through the Hard Rock Cafe. Proceeds will benefit the With Arms Wide Open Foundation.