COTA AND JEFF FOXWORTHY TO DONATE 6,000 REDFEST TICKETS TO CENTRAL TEXAS MILITARY MEMBERS
Ticket donations to benefit service members and their families at Camp Mabry and Fort Hood
Red Fest Military Village features competitions, games and special discounts for active-duty personnel and veterans
Circuit of The Americas (COTA) and Jeff Foxworthy are teaming up to give entertainment seekers a fantastic new way to spend Memorial Day weekend in Central Texas through RedFest presented by Natty Light, a celebration of country music, comedy and the great outdoors. A big focus of the entire weekend will be paying tribute to U.S. military members and their families and honoring the sacrifices they’ve made in service of their country.
HONORING THOSE WHO SERVE…
Memorial Day was created to remember the men and women who died serving their country in the U.S. Armed Forces. To recognize those who are still serving today, COTA and team Foxworthy are donating 6,000 three-day tickets to RedFest presented by Natty Light to Texas-based military members and their families based at Camp Mabry in Austin and Fort Hood in Killeen. The tickets donation, valued at approximately $700,000, means thousands of local service personnel and their families can enjoy this massive, three-day holiday celebration of music and all-American activities free of charge.
“We owe a debt of gratitude to U.S. servicemen and women for fighting to protect the day-to-day freedoms all Americans enjoy,” RedFest Co-Founder and Grand Marshal Jeff Foxworthy said. “Soldiers and their families sacrifice so much to protect us, and we continue to see the toll modern-day military service takes on individuals. The recent shootings at Fort Hood in Texas demonstrate our continued need to focus on the health and well-being of military members both overseas and here at home. We’re so proud of the service members that call Central Texas home and want to include them in this new Memorial Day weekend tradition at Circuit of The Americas. RedFest presented by Natty Light will celebrate the ‘red, white and blue,’ and holiday traditions we hold dear. We hope thousands of soldiers and their families will join us for some well-deserved fun and relaxation at our inaugural RedFest event.”
Service members can pick up vouchers that can be exchanged for RedFest presented by Natty Light tickets at COTA during the festival weekend, May 23-25. Vouchers will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last (maximum of four vouchers per individual). Active-duty personnel, including Reservists and National Guard members, and military veterans are eligible for RedFest ticket vouchers and should display a valid military ID, VA card or DD214 both when picking up vouchers and when exchanging vouchers for tickets at COTA during RedFest presented by Natty Light. Here are the designated dates and times for voucher pick up:
Fort Hood: Thursday, May 8, 6-10 p.m. CT
NEW LOCATION: The Granger Smith Boot Walk Concert at Wild Country nightclub (390 W. Veterans Memorial Blvd., Harker Heights, Texas)
Camp Mabry: Friday, May 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT
Soldier and Family Support Center (Building 34), located at 2200 W. 35th Street, Austin, Texas
MILITARY VILLAGE OFFERS FUN, GAMES AND DISCOUNTS…
Throughout RedFest weekend, military members can enjoy fun, games and special discounts in a Military Village designed just for them by the Boot Campaign, RedFest’s nonprofit partner. Anheuser-Busch is also sponsoring this themed area, which will be located on the west side of the Grand Plaza near COTA’s main entrance. Military Village highlights include
- The Commissary Bar, offering discounts on food and beverages for military members;
- Military-inspired obstacle course designed by Austin’s own MYLO Obstacle Fitness;
- The Boot Campaign Store; and
- Dozens of games and activities that show appreciation for service members and their families.
The Texas-based Boot Campaign is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating awareness, promoting patriotism, and providing assistance to military personnel—past and present—and their families. The Boot Campaign raises money in support of U.S. servicemen and women through the sale of traditional military combat boots and through fundraisers held throughout the year. A portion of proceeds from RedFest presented by Natty Light will benefit the Boot Campaign.
SET A GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR PUSHUPS AND HELP SOLDIERS IN NEED…
The Boot Campaign will also bring its annual fund-raising drive, Pushups for Charity, to RedFest presented by Natty Light in hope of setting a Guinness World Record for the largest number of people doing pushups simultaneously for 90 seconds. The Boot Campaign is teaming with Austin-based Stronghorn Fitness to stage the Pushups for Charity World Record Challenge on Sunday, May 25, at RedFest presented by Natty Light. At least 400 people must participate in the Pushups for Charity World Record Challenge to set a new Guinness World Record.
TICKETS FOR REDFEST PRESENTED BY NATTY LIGHT STILL AVAILABLE…
RedFest presented by Natty Light will feature many of the nation’s top country music and Southern rock artists, such as Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Big & Rich, plus blue-collar comedy and reality television performers and a full festival environment. Three-day tickets for RedFest presented by Natty Light start at $99. On-site camping (RV with hook-ups or dry camping) is still available. To purchase tickets and review the full line-up of performers and activities scheduled for RedFest presented by Natty Light, visit www.redfest.com.
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About Circuit of The Americas
Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, is the home of world championships and a world-class destination for premium sports and entertainment. COTA has been nominated as the 2014 “Sports Facility of the Year” by SportsBusiness Journal/Daily. The same publication named COTA’s annual marquee event, the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, “Sports Event of the Year” for 2013. Additionally, COTA is the new North American home for the summer edition of ESPN’s X Games. More than one million visitors come to COTA each year for events such as MotoGP™, the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the FIA World Endurance Championships, business and social functions, and more than 20 performances at the venue’s acclaimed Austin360 Amphitheater, winner of Pollstar’s “Best New Major Concert Venue” award for 2013. COTA’s 1,500-acre campus includes a variety of permanent structures, including a 44,000-square foot Event Center, an impressive Main Grandstand with hospitality suites and the Velocity Lounge, a 270,000-square foot Paddock Building with 34 garages, and an iconic 25-story Observation Tower at the heart of the facility. For more information and downloadable video and photos, visit: www.CircuitofTheAmericas.com, www.Austin360Amphitheater.com or COTA’s dedicated FTP site, media.circuitoftheamericas.com. Follow COTA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CircuitofTheAmericas and Twitter @circuitamericas and @COTAmedia.