Every performer strives for that loyal fan base. If they achieve that level of adoration whether they use that influence for the greater good is the question. Kid Rock has proven he is okay in our book.
The Detroit native’s fans consistently show up in droves to not only his concerts but in support of Operation Troop Aid. The organization that recently presented Kid with the “Patriot Award”. Founder Mark Woods stated, “Kid Rock is one of the most giving entertainers I have ever met. He really gets it. Last year, Kid Rock challenged his fans to help raise money to send care packages to the troops. In one short month we were able to ship over 500 care packages just in time for the holidays”.
This year Rock is upping the ante a bit by joining forces with fellow OTA supporter Harris Jewelry. Harris has pledged to match fan donations up to $10,000 till December 15th at KidRock.com/carepackage .
Bundles include items such as toiletries, snacks and headphones as well as assorted merch from Kid Rock, Badass American Lager, Jim Beam, Warner Bros. Records and LiveNation. Food, music and booze? Sounds like my kind of party.
Operation Troop Aid was founded in 2004 by twenty-one year military veteran Mark Woods. Wall Street Journal selected the foundation as the official military charity for Veteran’s Day 2014. OTA is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to providing troops with entertainment and care packages.
Winners of the Patriot Award exemplify outstanding service to our troops via time, effort and donations as well as portraying an auspicious pride for Americanism through their art. Kid Rock stands in the company of prior winners Hank Williams Jr., Toby Keith, Aaron Tippin, Charlie Daniels, Darryl Worley, Gary Sinise, Mark Wills and KISS. A veritable platoon of patriotism.