Hoge Announces Official Endorsement
Set To Perform On The 5th Annual USO Wrangler National Patriot Tour
In Support Of United States Coast Guard
His contribution to the organization’s endeavor continues; Hoge is set to embark on the 5th Annual USO Wrangler National Patriot Memorial Day Tour set to launch today (May 20, 2014) with seven stops scheduled between Washington State and Alaska at remote US Coast Guard Units throughout the remainder of the the month. With the mission to celebrate and extend gratitude to our men and women of services in all branches, the USO Wrangler National Patriot Memorial Day Tour concentration in the previous four years lent support to entertain our Marines, Army, Navy and Air Force;* the 2014 tour will cater to our nation’s United States Coast Guard.
In keeping with a tradition that he started at the onset, Hoge totes a USA Wrangler National Patriot guitar collecting autographs from our brothers and sisters of service along the way. The signatured guitar is showcased throughout the remainder of the year by Wrangler National Patriot officials at various rodeo events across the country before country music and rodeo fans alike including the highlight event--the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.
"The endorsement solidifies our mutual sentiment to support our military. I look forward to being with our Coast Guard Family this year during the USO Wrangler National Patriot Memorial Day Tour. The ‘Coastie’ community is a tight knit family, much like our Wrangler Team,” said Lucas Hoge. “I'm right where I need to be, with our military family, on Memorial Day and I am truly blessed to be a part of a team that represents the entire western industry year after year. It’s an honor to perform for them to ‘bring some country home’.”
Joining Hoge on the tour are notable sports celebrities and distinguished guests including: Kaycee Feild, a 3-time World Champion Bareback Pro Rodeo Cowboy; Annie Bianco-Ellett, a World & National Champion Mounted Shooter (better known as Outlaw Annie); Meagan Ridley, Miss Rodeo America 2009 and Miss Rodeo California 2008; Jeff Chadwick, Director of Western Events and Endorsees for the Wrangler Corporation; Colonel John Bates, United States Marines, Retired and Robi Powers of American 300.
"We have a high level of pride and respect for the individuals serving in the U.S. military who show heroism every day in an effort to protect our country," said Phil McAdams, President/Wrangler Specialty Apparel.
Hoge’s summer agenda also includes a recording schedule; Lucas is gearing up to release a new single to country radio (mid-Summer 2014) from his upcoming project. Paralleling his participation in the Wrangler National Patriot tour, the compelling vocalist is poised to appear at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo to perform at the Cowboy Fanfest LIVE Stage at the Wrangler National Patriot event to be held December 11, 2014 in Vegas. Hoge will lend a hand in the 2014 donation check presentation.
For more information on Lucas Hoge, please visit, www.lucashoge.com.
Wrangler National Patriot Tour: Five Years of Saluting Service
*Showcased Branches Throughout the Years:
2010 Army - Iraq
2011 Marines - Afghanistan
2012 Navy - Middle East
2013 Air Force - Pacific Command
2014 Coast Guard - Alaska
Founded in 2009, the Wrangler National Patriot is a year-round program developed to help raise funds to support American military veterans and their families and to serve as inspiration for all Americans to rally around each other in patriotism.
Wrangler donates a portion of the Wrangler National Patriot shirts to charities providing support to military veterans and their families. The Wrangler National Patriot shirts are available at rodeos across the country as well as western specialty retailers nationwide that carry Wrangler Western Wear. Wrangler encourages rodeo committees across the country to create their own fundraising events and to connect with locally based charities to provide assistance to wounded or fallen veterans and their families. For more information on the Wrangler National Patriot program visit: www.wranglernationalpatriot.com.