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George Strait hosts charity event for veterans organization raising $2.4 Million

George Strait and his longtime friend Tom Cusick recently hosted the 12th annual Vaqueros del Mar golf tournament, along with a benefit concert at Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort in Texas, to raise money for ‘Feherty’s Troops First Foundation’ — ‘a nonprofit formed after the September 11 attacks to provide wellness support and initiatives for soldiers wounded in combat, including providing housing and service dogs to injured veterans and their families.’ Asleep at the Wheel, William Beckman, Wade Bowen, Keith Gattis, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Randy Rogers and Strait’s frequent songwriting collaborator Dean Dillon all performed at the event, along with Strait himself.

Strait and Cusick have been hosting the event since Veterans Day 2011; Cusick said in a press statement: “We decided holding an event for our military heroes was perfect and then we met David Feherty with Troops First, and the rest is history … I believe we both would agree that this has been one of the most fulfilling experiences we have been involved in, and have grown so close to so many that have sacrificed for our country and all of us!” The event raised $2.4 million for the organization, bringing the grand total across all of the events north of $17 million.

George Strait Helps Raise $2.4 Million For Military Veterans At Annual Golf Tournament In Texas

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