THE FREEBIRD FOUNDATION, INC.
(Closed - March 2001)
Judy and Melody VanZant founded the Freebird Foundation, Inc. in 1990 to honor the late Ronnie VanZant, original lead singer and songwriter for the Lynyrd Skynyrd band. Originally the Foundation was intended to raise money to construct the Ronnie VanZant Memorial Park near Lake Asbury, Florida. Since the Park's groundbreaking in 1992, the Freebird Foundation, Inc has taken on many addition roles -- including a series of scholarship programs benefitting local high school students.
Skynyrd fans supported the Foundation, the Park and the scholarship programs by joining the Foundation and by purchasing an inscribed brick to be used in constructing the Ronnie VanZant Teen Center. The Foundation also offered opportunities for the fans to own rare Skynyrd collectibles as well as Freebird... The Movie memorabilia.
The Foundation took a more active role in the preservation of the Lynyrd Skynyrd legend and the promotion of the band's future through this website and by traveling with the Lynyrd Skynyrd band. The non-profit Freebird Foundation, Inc. offered the fans a unique way to honor the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd band.