Operation Support Our Troops—America’s Rockin’ for the Troops, the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year, was a big success Saturday (July 22, 2017) place at Northwestern Medicine Field, as Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd headlined right here in Kane County, IL.
The Cougars’ homefield proved again to be a great place for a concert of mega stars.
Visit www.RockinForTheTroops for additional information about the concert. Other performers included Motown tribute band, The Voices, along with Ayla Brown and Empty Pockets. Brown performed patriotic inspired songs and country music while Empty Pockets rounded out the lineup with rock ‘n’ roll.
A fireworks display, courtesy of Melrose Pyrotechnics, put the icing on the cake. Attendees brought donation items for Christmas stockings that will be sent to troops serving overseas.
“The Cougars organization is honored that Northwestern Medicine Field will be the site of this year’s Rockin’ for the Troops,” said Kane County Cougars Vice President and General Manager Curtis Haug. “We are constantly striving to find ways to support both active duty military and veterans so we are thrilled to be hosting an event that not only benefits OSOT-America, but features such an iconic performer in Lynyrd Skynyrd.”
Proceeds from each ticket will help support the programs of OSOT-America.
“This is an exciting year for OSOT-America with moving Rockin’ for the Troops to Northwestern Medicine Field in Geneva, along with a different main act,” said Jamie Nelson, executive director of OSOT-America. “We are hard at work to continue with the tradition of a day of support for our Military Community. Rockin’ for the Troops helps us to raise the necessary funds to continue our mission of providing comfort and care for deployed troops. These funds are critical to our mission to cover the cost of shipping our comfort and care packages, provide one-time grants to veterans under financial stress and help our families of the fallen. We appreciate the continued support of our local communities.”
About the Kane County Cougars
The Cougars, Class-A Minor League affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, have been at the forefront of family-friendly entertainment since 1991. In 2015, the franchise became the first Class-A team in Minor League Baseball history to welcome 11 million fans through the gates. A total of 152 former Cougars have reached the Major Leagues including Miguel Cabrera, Nelson Cruz, Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez and Kyle Schwarber.
About Operation Support Our Troops – America
The mission of OSOT America is to support the morale and well-being of American forces by providing comfort, resources and education to all involved both while deployed and the soldier’s return. As a volunteer-based non-profit organization, OSOT-America provides the opportunity for community members to express their appreciation and also offer support for our troops. Engaged in the longest war of our country’s history, and with our servicemen and women completing multiple tours of duty, OSOT-America is committed to showing them that “We Have NOT Forgotten.” Volunteer opportunities are available. Visit www.osotamerica.org for more information.