Kid Rock Honored by Operation Troop Aid For Fundraising Work
December 9, 2014 at 11:45 AM (PT)
KID ROCK has been sleected as the recipient of the OPERATION TROOP AID "PATRIOT AWARD," presented to him by OTA founder and executive director MARK WOODS, a 21-year military veteran, for his contributions to sending care packages to U.S. troops overseas.
"KID ROCK is one of the most giving entertainers I have ever met,' said WOODS. "He really gets it. Last year, he challenged his fans to help raise money. In one short month, we were able to ship over 500 care packages just in time for the holidays. His art, legacy of family and spirit of patriotism is exactly why this award exists.”
This year, KID ROCK is back at it. NASHVILLE's HARRIS JEWELRY has pledged to match donations up to $10,000 donated by the rocker's fan base from now through DECEMBER 15th. For information on how to donate, simply visit www.KidRock.com/carepackage.
Fans can also leave messages for those men and women who are serving our country overseas at that web address as well. Packages will include items such as toiletries, cookies, candies, headphones, KID ROCK CDs and merchandise from KID ROCK, MADE IN DETROIT, BADASS AMERICAN LAGER, JIM BEAM, WARNER BROSL RECORDS and FEA/LIVE NATION, who are partnering up with the entertainer for the drive.
OPERATION TROOP AID was recently selected as the official military charity for VETERANS' DAY 2014 by THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, which profiled the organization on their website.
The PATRIOT AWARD is presented annually by OTA to celebrities that champion the men and women serving in the AMERICAN ARMED FORCES. Previous winners include HANK WILLIAMS, JR, TOBY KEITH, DARRYL WORLEY, AARON TIPPIN, GARY SINISE, CHARLIE DANIELS, MARK WILL and KISS.