SOURCE: Soles4Souls Inc.

January 19, 2007 18:41 ET

Jim Belushi to Host Opening Night at WSA™ Concert in Las Vegas on February 1

Star to Emcee Concert Benefiting Soles4Souls and the Two Ten Footwear Foundation

NASHVILLE, TN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 19, 2007 -- Jim Belushi, popular movie actor and star of ABC's successful sitcom "According to Jim," has agreed to act as Master of Ceremonies for the Opening Night at WSA Concert in Las Vegas, an event benefiting Soles4Souls™ Inc. and the Two Ten Footwear Foundation. The private concert is open for attendees of the semi-annual WSA Show, the world's largest footwear and accessories marketplace. The concert will be held on Thursday, February 1st at 6:30 and features six Hall of Fame rock and roll acts, including Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bo Diddley, Mary Wilson and Booker T. & The MGs.

"We are delighted that Jim Belushi has agreed to be our Master of Ceremonies for the Opening Night at WSA Concert," said Wayne Elsey, Founder of Soles4Souls and President of Kodiak-Terra, USA Inc. "He is a perfect choice to emcee the concert because he will entertain the concert goers while bringing more awareness to the mission of Soles4Souls and the Two Ten Footwear Foundation," he said.

The concert originally featured James Brown as headliner, but due to Brown's unexpected death on Christmas Day, Little Richard agreed to take over as the headline act. In honor of Brown's memory, Soles4Souls has agreed to donate 100,000 pairs of shoes to African countries. The footwear will be delivered during 2007 on several international relief trips.

For more information on Opening Night at WSA or to buy tickets for the event, visit www.wsashow.com.

About The WSA Show and The Collections at WSA

The WSA Show is the world's largest and most comprehensive footwear, handbags and accessories marketplace. The twice-yearly events in Las Vegas attract more than 36,000 participants from 95 countries in 2.1 million square feet of space. The Collections at WSA, a show-within-a-show, features more than 350 luxury footwear and accessories designers from around the globe in an exclusive, upscale setting in the suites at The Venetian.

About Soles4Soles

Nashville-based Soles4Souls™ facilitates the donations of shoes, which will be used to aid the hurting worldwide. Shoe companies, retailers, and individuals can donate footwear (both new and used). Soles4Souls is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS; donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. Visit www.soles4souls.org or call (888) 840-7074.

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