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In 2016, Ft. Worth music artist, Nick Verzosa, joined forces with The Boot Campaign, a grassroots initiative started in 2009 by five women from Texas known as the Original Boot Girls.  In an effort to help spread awareness of military issues, Nick Verzosa launched his inaugural kickball tournament last year in his hometown of Ft. Worth.  A full day of kickball exhilaration followed by an evening of music performances by Nick and fellow music artists, raised over $5,000 for the charitable organization.  This year they plan to raise twice as much with the help of local businesses and participants.  The 2nd Annual “Kicking For Defenses” Kickball Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 20th at Veterans Park in White Settlement, Texas (just outside of Ft. Worth).  Registration and opening ceremonies start at 8:00 AM. First games start at 9:00 AM. An acoustic concert will follow. Go to the event web page to sign up for teams.  http://www.nickverzosa.com/kickball.  Music artists confirmed to participate include Walt Wilkins, Zac Wilkerson, Bobby Duncan, Brandon Steadman and Jake Dexter.

Nick Verzosa is very proud and thankful to have had the support of the Ft. Worth community who sponsored last year’s event.  Special thanks goes out to Printed Threads, East Lancaster Animal Hospital, Ft. Worth Cops 4 Kids, Magnolia Motor Lounge, Chick-Fil- A, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Chicken Express, Texas Movie Bistro and the Capital Bar. Congratulations also goes out to last year’s winning team, “We’ll Spot You 10.”

I’m excited to have another opportunity to support a great organization like the Boot Campaign through an event that brought universal fun, awareness and friendly competition to all of last year’s participants and volunteers.  The sacrifices our servicemen and women make to defend our country have earned them our highest respect and appreciation.  The Boot Campaign does a great deed in helping us make sure they and their families are taken care of after they come home.”

The Boot Campaign is a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to promoting patriotism for America and our military community; raising awareness of the unique challenges service members face during and post-service; and providing assistance to military personnel, past and present, and their families. Retail sales of combat boots, apparel and mission-focused merchandise, general public donations and corporate sponsorships fund programs that support military families. These efforts extend to all generations of military personnel who endure significant physical, emotional and circumstantial hardships resulting from their service and sacrifice.

The Boot Campaign is comprised of a strong and growing network of dedicated individuals and groups who volunteer countless hours of their time to ensure that the greatest impact is made in our military communities nationwide.  With national coverage on The View, Fox & Friends and Glenn Beck, the network has grown to include a slew of the “star-studded” including Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman, Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak, the Detroit Red Wings, the Jacksonville Jaguars, NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne, Texas Governor Rick Perry, James Carville (The Ragin’ Cajun), Dolly Parton, Gary Allen, George Jones, Kix Brooks, Randy Rogers Band, Reckless Kelly, Craig Morgan, Granger Smith, Gretchen Wilson and Charlie Daniels. Log on to their website and find out how you can get involved! www.bootcampaign.com

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In 2016, Ft. Worth music artist, Nick Verzosa, joined forces with The Boot Campaign, a grassroots initiative started in 2009 by five women from Texas known as the Original Boot Girls.  In an effort to help spread awareness of military issues, Nick Verzosa launched his inaugural kickball tournament last...