“After three years in Iraq and Afghanistan it’s nice to be heading west this year,” said two-time World Champion PRCA bareback rider Kaycee Feild. “We’ll be spending Memorial Day with troops on hallowed ground at Pearl Harbor, and I can’t think of any place I’d rather be.”
As part of the Wrangler National Patriot program, and in addition to the Memorial Day trip, the team will visit troops throughout remote areas of operation Independence Day and Veterans Day this year. The Wrangler National Patriot team, led by the brand’s own Jeff Chadwick, is made up of western industry representatives including Field, former Miss Rodeo America Maegan Ridley, country music artist Lucas Hoge and veteran Robi Powers of American300.
“The Wrangler National Patriot program was founded in 2009 to pay tribute to those veterans who lost their lives or suffered injuries fighting for our country’s safety and freedom,” said Chadwick, director of special events, rodeo and equine for Wrangler. “I’m honored to be a part of the fourth tour, spending time with these brave men and women and offering gratitude in person.”
With the help of local rodeos across the country, professional cowboys and cowgirls, and patriotic Americans everywhere, the Wrangler National Patriot program raised more than $750,000 since 2009 – with additional funds being reported daily. Wrangler donates a portion of the proceeds from the sale of all Wrangler National Patriot logo apparel to support wounded or fallen American veterans and their families.
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