A 10-year-old Napa boy stars in a compelling new music video making its debut Saturday.
"Fly," by Petaluma singer-songwriter Bobby Jo Valentine, is an emotionally-charged ballad about child abuse that inspired Napa director Bruce Brown to work with Valentine and Napa artist Cheryl Laube to create the video.
Laube believes the video can help raise both money and awareness to combat child abuse.
Co-branding the music video with , Laube has hopes of Valentine’s hard-hitting song becoming an anthem.
"We found a local 10-year-old boy," Cole Geschwender, "who plays the character to perfection," Laube said. "We all gifted our time and resources to make this touching music video come to life.
"It is our deepest hope to create awareness and generate funds for the prevention of child abuse," she continued. "That is the first step."
Saturday's benefits COPE Family Center, and takes place Aug. 27 at from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The event is free and family-friendly, Laube said. A suggested donation of $5 for COPE gets you the chance to win a free ticket to an upcoming Bobby Jo Valentine showcase.
While the full video of "Fly" won’t be revealed until Saturday night, a sneak peek accompanies this article.