George Strait Makes the Day for USA Sledge Hockey Player

Olympian Nikko Landeros gets comp tickets to see George in Denver.

photo by Jill Trunnell/EB Media

For George Strait, it's all about the fans. The superstar singer proved that notion when he granted a wish for a member of the United States sledge hockey team that represented the country at the 2014 Sochi Olympics in Russia.

Sledge hockey is a form of ice hockey that allows people with disabilities to participate in the sport. The USA team won the gold medal at the 2014 games. One of the players, Nikko Landeros, recently posted on Facebook and Twitter that he wished to attend the George Strait concert in Denver, Saturday night, April 5.

George contacted Nikko personally via Twitter, saying that he would have two tickets waiting for him at the box office. “Thank you for representing our country,” George said. Nikko Tweeted back, “Thanks a million. Can’t wait to see you tonight.”

Thanks to George for coming through for a special fan. As you can see, Nikko had a great time.

For more on George, including his last concert in Nashville, check out the April 21 issue of Country Weekly, on stands now.

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