Thanks to EOS, The Stone Pony, Cookiehead and all our supporters who came out to raise money for the Troops!
Click on image to the left to go to their site and if you like download their songs that donate 100% to AaSP programs.
If you weren't able to come, you can still listen to the performance! Just play the blog below and grab the bar to move where you want to go in the evening's performance! Thanks to EOS, Bill T. and the Key West Sports Bloggers!(The sound quality is not great but you'll enjoy the fun anyway, including disc jockey comments and shout outs from famous people to our troops!)
Thanks to our friends at EOS (formerly with Blondsense), we rocked the famous The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, on 12 November 2011.
Cookiehead also appeared with EOS. We hope you were able to attend, have fun and Roq the Troops!
Thanks to Joe Birardi, Bill Tuohy and EOS for setting this up and providing this legendary Rock Venue! Our project manager once again Kim Daves. Thanks Kim! And thanks Dougie, Cookie and Jimmy for being part of this as well. And special thanks to our emcee CPT Antonia Greene!
We also want to thank Gunny Monaco and his US Marine Corps Honor Guard for presenting the colors and for Lauren D'Imperio for singing the national anthem!
If you weren't able to attend you can still donate to the cause! Just "buy a ticket" as if you were still going!
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Roq'n for the Troops Inaugural Show at The Stone Pony:
This is where it started. Scroll below for pictures, info and a video!
concert featured the rock bands Blondsense and Cookiehead as well as several acoustic acts. It was a really fun time at one of Rock's legendary
COL Bert Ges, a brigade
commander at Fort Dix, NJ, and former adoptee of AaSP, was Master of
Ceremonies. And an incredible performance was made by the Shamrock and Thistle Pipes and Drums of Ocean County, NJ.
Military, Reserves and National Guard got in free with military ID.
This was for our warriors!
It started with an email from one of our adoptees (LCDR Don W. in AFG) to his cousin Bill T. in NJ. Bill is in a band called Blondsense and they play at the Stone Pony. Bill talked to band leader Joe B. and called Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon and before we knew it, we had a date reserved at the legendary Stone Pony! (thanks Joe!) January 22, 2011.
All proceeds are to be shared equally with our five troop charities. They're all fantastic organizations -- NJ Elks Army of Hope, Operation Jersey Cares, the LT Dennis W. Zilinski II Foundation, A.R.M.S. and Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon. The Army of Hope has donated $$$ Hundreds of Thousands to families of wounded warriors, families of brave warriors KIA and families who just need help while their loved ones are deployed. Operation Jersey Cares sends thousands of pounds of goodies to our warriors overseas and help NJ military families. The LT Dennis W Zilinski II Foundation, based in NJ and founded after a brave Army LT was killed in Bayji, Iraq, in 2005, helps wounded warriors and has been a staunch supporter of Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon's programs and A.R.M.S. provides Welcome Homes to scores of units returning from deployment. It's all good, folks! Every one of these organizations are totally dedicated to the welfare of our military and their families! We're proud to call them our partners!!!
Roq'n for the Troops Kick Off at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ
Pictures from the launch are below...
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