photos by NATALIE WARR

Creative Outlet Aids Local Charity Program

The book, album, and concert series For the Sender, written by author, musician, and Del Mar resident Alex Woodard, will host a benefit concert for the Switchfoot Bro-Am Foundation at 8 p.m. on Dec. 14 at the Belly Up Tavern. The Switchfoot Bro-Am Foundation provides grants to local programs, including StandUp for Kids, Oceanside, Encinitas Youth Scholarship Program, and the SIMA Humanitarian Fund, that provide aid and assistance to at-risk children. Sara and Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek, Jordan Pundik of New Found Glory, Molly Jenson, Nena Anderson, Andy Powers, and Alex Woodard will all take the stage and perform songs from For the Sender at the event.


Based around letters by five ordinary people and their lives, For the Sender builds upon Alex’s first book and his thoughts as he navigates his way through life. In the For the Sender series, Alex displays his own journey through true stories told in letters he receives and heartfelt songs he writes. He grapples with the idea of true love and the fact that true love may be found in what we do for others. “The songs sung throughout the evening are about the extraordinary things that can happen in ordinary moments when love looks like an action, not a feeling,” said Woodard. “The letters and songs from the album are a reminder that sometimes you need to stop dreaming to start living.” For more information or to purchase tickets for this event visit