Clay Aiken announced the formation of his Bubel-Aiken Foundation to benefit children with mental disabilities on Monday (July 28). “The Bubel-Aiken foundation is something I was going to have Wachovia help me set up and manage anyway, so I just thought ‘why not do it today’,” the ‘American Idol’ runner-up said in a statement. “Diane Bubel is a close friend of mine from home and she changed my life because she’s the one who encouraged me to audition for American Idol. That’s why I’m starting this foundation in her name. Hopefully we can make some positive changes in the lives of children with mental disabilities.”
Menu Choices For Clay Aiken And Ruben Studdard
July 29, 2003 – The Boston Globe reports Clay was spotted chowing on the sweet corn chowder with Yukon potatoes, celery root and mahogany clams, and the Grimaud duck breast with chanterelle mushrooms, roasted beets and huckleberries at Spire. Tablemate Ruben had the wild arugula and endive salad, cured tomatoes, white balsamic vinaigrette roasted chicken crepinette, chestnut cap mushrooms, and caramelized shallots. The pair are in town for the ‘Idol’ tour stop at Worcester Centrum Centre.