George Strait Helps Raise Funds for Military Servicemen and Women

Third annual fundraiser brings in more than $425,000

photo by Terry Calonge/Richards and Southern Inc.

Third annual fundraiser at Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort & Spa brings in more than $425,000 for Feherty’s Troops First Foundation.

Earlier this month (Nov. 2-3), George Strait and Texas businessman Tom Cusick put their heads together to host the third annual Vaqueros del Mar Invitational Golf Tournament and Auction at Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort & Spa in Boerne, Texas. The event and auction helped raise needed funding for Feherty's Troop First Foundation, an organization that provides meaningful assistance to military members who have been wounded serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.
 
The weekend got underway with a roping competition at Estancia at Thunder Valley. As expected, King George participated in the roping event, while his wife Norma and Tom's better half Silvia, made a grand entrance by riding into the rodeo arena on a pair of Texas Longhorn bulls.
 
The live auction helped raise an impressive $425,000 within a half-hour. George even threw in a few last minute auction items, including the boots on his feet that pulled in $130,000. As a special thank you for their time, co-founder of Feherty’s Troops First Foundation Rick Kell presented George and Tom each with an American flag that was used during operations Enduring Freedom and Proper Exit in Afghanistan.

George closed out the fun-filled weekend with a special performance that included surprise guests Asleep at the Wheel, Dean Dillon, Keith Gattis, Jamey Johnson, Jewel, Kyle Park and Randy Rogers.
 
For more information on Feherty's Troops First Foundation, please visit www.troopsfirstfoundation.org.

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