Rocketeer Charity: Hugworks

This month, Rocketeers are supporting Hugworks – a charity specializing in music therapy for hospitalized children.

By conducting live therapeutic music, Hugworks seeks to uplift children experiencing extended hospital stays or children with special needs. 

Founded by musician Jim Newton, the organization has gone on to produce three award-winning CDs featuring music that Hugworks performers play live in hospitals across the country. 

Rocketeer Chris Koeberle submitted Hugworks as his charity of choice and shared his experience with the group. 

When Koeberle’s 9-month-old son was inconsolable in the hospital, two men with guitars came into the room and asked to play. 

“It was probably the happiest moment he enjoyed that entire day, and I just found it so cheering that two gentlemen would take time out of their day to go to a hospital and play music for kids who were stuck there,” Koeberle said. 

For more information on Hugworks, visit their website at

The two previous charities selected by Bottle Rocket were Meals On Wheels and the Susan G. Komen North Texas Plano Race for the Cure.