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2017 Boots in the Bluegrass Event to Benefit Military Families in Crisis
02 January

USA Cares has been chosen as the beneficiary of the fourth annual Boots in the Bluegrass event to take place this January in Lexington, KY.

Lexington, KY – November 28, 2016 – Boots in the Bluegrass and Benchmark Mortgage are proud to announce that USA Cares, a national non-profit organization that provides immediate assistance to military families in crisis,

has been chosen as the beneficiary of the fourth annual Boots in the Bluegrass event to take place this January in Lexington, Kentucky.

Featuring live music by the Jordan English Band, catered food from Double H BBQ, a cash bar, games, live auctions and patriotic fellowship with our local community and veterans, Boots in the Bluegrass 2017 is a grassroots event for all ages that will benefit our local Kentucky military families needing financial and advocacy support. Live auction items for Boots in the Bluegrass will include a combat boot signed by Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, a guitar signed by country music star Dierks Bentley, a number of firearms including a USA Cares edition AR-15 rifle by DoubleStar, a scooter/wheelchair provided by Pride Mobility and much more!

More than a one-day event, Boots in The Bluegrass aims to make a lasting impact on the veteran community. In addition to funds raised for charity partners, three mortgage-free home grants have been given to deserving military families and hundreds of veterans have attended the previous year’s events free of charge thanks to sponsor gifts.  


Boots in the Bluegrass will take place on January 20, 2017 at the Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena in Lexington with doors opening at 6:00 pm. Admission is FREE for all veterans with valid ID; veterans are encouraged to register online to reserve their free tickets. General admission tickets cost $50 each. To purchase tickets online, please visit the event website at www.bootsinthebluegrass.com.


It’s impossible to walk away from Boots in the Bluegrass without a renewed sense of patriotism and gratitude for our nation’s servicemen and women. We invite everyone to take part in what is quickly becoming known as “The Most Patriotic Day in Kentucky.”


For press inquiries or more information, please contact Tami Brown by phone at (859) 977-5576 or by email at tami.brown@benchmark.us or USA Cares Development Coordinator Kelli Oakley by email at kelli@usacares.org .

About USA Cares

USA Cares (www.usacares.org) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that addresses the critical and unmet needs of post-9/11 service members and their families by providing them with immediate financial and advocacy support in times of crisis. The non-profit organization strives to reach families at the earliest stage of intervention to prevent further financial distress and suffering. USA Cares has responded to over 85,000 requests for emergency financial help with millions of dollars in granted assistance.

USA Cares Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) number is 12359. To donate, to request assistance, or to join our Patriot Club visit www.usacares.org.


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