‘Wheel of Fortune’: Celebrity Edition Season Finale Sees Star Comedian Win Massive Prize for Charity

by Halle Ames

After last night’s episode of Celebrity Wheel of Fortune, one star comedian won big for a Nashville-based nonprofit. 

That’s right! Actor and comedian Kevin Nealon won thousands on last night’s episode of Wheel of Fortune. ABC made a congratulatory post for the 67-year-old, who raked in nearly $50,000 for a Nashville charity, called The Store. 

Nashville Nonprofit- The Store

As Outsider reported yesterday, The Store is founded by another famous icon, especially in the Nashville area, Brad Paisley and his wife, Kimberly. 

The money won on Wheel of Fortune will benefit The Store, which is “a year-round free grocery store allowing people to shop for their basic needs.”

“The Store is set up like a grocery store,” states Courtney Vrablik, the Executive Director for The Store. “A family comes in, and after filling out the intake information, they grab a cart and pick out things they know their family will eat. There is an entire produce section with fresh produce that comes in weekly. We stock nutritionally dense, healthful, low-fat items that are easy to combine and prepare. Everyone in the store shopping, they are all basically in the same boat, so it’s a safe place to be.”

Brad Paisley wished Nealon good luck yesterday on social media and said he was honored that Nealon would represent and raise money for his cause. However, the country singer says, “hopefully, he finds his groove,” in reference to a clip where Nealon is all over the place. 

“Let’s go with ‘D,'” says Nealon.
“Well, you need to spin again… As you know,” reminds Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak.
“Well, I want you to get that ‘D’ ready.”
“Do we have a ‘D’ for table six? You still want the ‘D’?
“Umm, no. No. I changed my mind.”
“What do you want then?”
“I want to buy a vowel. No. No. I’m only gonna buy– Did you see any money? No, you did not see any money,” comments Nealon.
“Call a letter that’s not a vowel.”
“Okay, I want… ‘D’…”
“You know, I’m so happy there is no ‘D,'” admits Sajak.

Celebrity Wheel of Fortune

Other celebrity guests that competed on last night’s episode of Wheel of Fortune included actress and model Rachel Leigh Cook and actress and TV personality Sherri Shepherd. 

Rachel Leigh Cook represented “Feeding America” during the episode. 

In addition, Sherri Shepherd raised $36,000 for “Reel Beauty,” a nonprofit organization aimed at restoring young women’s self-esteem. She posted about what a pleasure it was to be on the Wheel of Fortune, calling it an “iconic game show.”

“What a dream to be that iconic game show and to win money for charity! I’m sure my grandma was smiling down from heaven!”