Helping a Hero will proudly celebrate The Lee Greenwood Patriot Awards Dinner, Celebrating Patriotism and Honoring Our Wounded Warriors on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023, at Childress Vineyards, with the Dinner and Program starting at 6:30 pm. Funds from the evening will enable Helping a Hero to serve our post-9/11 severely wounded warriors through their Wounded Hero Home Program, emergency needs program, and other support programs.
Notable attendees will include Lee Greenwood (Grammy Award Winning Country Music Icon, Helping a Hero National Ambassador), Pete Hegseth (Co-host, ‘FOX & Friends Weekend’ and 2022 Lee Greenwood Patriot Award Recipient), Richard Childress (Chairman & CEO of Richard Childress Racing), Johnny Morris (Founder & CEO, Bass Pro Shops), Chris & Kelly Janson (Member of the Grand Ole Opry Multi-Platinum Songwriter & Artist), Ryan Klesko (Major League Baseball Icon), Mary Millben (Singer/Actress), Fred Rothman (COO, Lennar Homes), Roger Clemens (American Major League Baseballer), Chad & Christy Hartley (Co-chairs), Kevin & Shari Wagner (Ashley Furniture), Tate Stevens (2012 X Factor Winner), Challenger The Eagle, SPC JP Lane, USA (Ret) (Helping a Hero Home Recipient, Author, Singer & Speaker) and more, all of which will surely make the 2023 Helping a Hero awards gala a huge success.
Plans are underway to build homes for deserving wounded warriors desperately needing specially adapted homes in Arkansas, Missouri, N.C., S.C., Ohio, Texas, Nebraska, Florida, Pa., Idaho, and Kansas. During the evening, one attending veteran will be surprised by the news that he will also be given an adapted home.
Lee Greenwood has been an ardent supporter of Helping a Hero for over a decade and is a legend in country music having released over 30 albums. This year marks the 40th Anniversary of his iconic song, God Bless the U.S.A. and he just celebrated his 80th birthday. To commemorate these milestones, Helping a Hero is partnering with Lee Greenwood to present 80 Lee Greenwood Patriot Awards to patriots who have left legacy footprints on the hearts of our wounded warriors. Please join us to celebrate patriotism and to celebrate our brave wounded warriors who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.
This year, the Lifetime Achievement Award recipients are Richard Childress (Chairman & CEO of Richard Childress Racing), Lee Greenwood (Grammy Award Winning Country Music Icon, Helping a Hero National Ambassador, and Johnny Morris (Founder & CEO, Bass Pro Shops).
“I would like to salute Lee Greenwood and Helping A Hero for their work building homes for severely wounded warriors. Please join us as we raise funds to help even more of our heroes regain their independence by receiving an adapted home.” – Richard Childress (Chairman & CEO, Richard Childress Racing; 2020 Lee Greenwood Patriot Award Recipient)
Additionally, the 2023 Lee Greenwood Patriot Award recipients are Chris & Kelly Janson (Member of the Grand Ole Opry Multi-Platinum Songwriter & Artist), Ryan Klesko (Major League Baseball Icon), Mary Millben (Singer/Actress), and Fred Rothman (COO, Lennar Homes).
WHEN: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023, at 6:30pm Dinner & Program
WHERE: Childress Vineyards
1000 Childress Vineyards Rd, Lexington, NC 27295
About Lee Greenwood:
For the past decade, Lee Greenwood has partnered with Helping a Hero to empower our wounded warriors by providing specially adapted homes tailored to their injuries. Over the years we have presented the Lee Greenwood Award to legends including Chuck and Gena Norris, Randy Travis, The Oak Ridge Boys, Kathie Lee Gifford, Roger Clemens, and Congressman Dan Crenshaw. We have presented the Patriot Award to many great Americans including former President George W. Bush, Ambassador Nikki Haley, Dr. Robert Gates, General Tommy Franks, the late Herman Cain, and former First Lady Laura Bush. This year we have combined the two awards and Lee presented “The Lee Greenwood Patriot Award ” at our Gala to five leaders who have demonstrated outstanding patriotism and support for our military and veterans.
Throughout his expansive career, international country music icon Lee Greenwood has earned multiple CMA and ACM Awards, a Grammy Award for Top Male Vocal Performance on “I.O.U,” in 1985, and a multitude of other prestigious awards nominations. His discography includes twenty-two studio albums, seven compilation albums, seven No. 1 hits, and thirty-eight singles including songs like “It Turns Me Inside Out,” “Ring On Her Finger Time on Her Hands,” “She’s Lyin’,” “I Don’t Mind the Thorns if You’re the Rose,” “Dixie Road,” “Somebody’s Gonna Love You,” “Going Going Gone,” “You Got A Good Love Comin’,” among others. His stand-out hit “God Bless the U.S.A.” has been in the top five on the country singles charts three times (1991, 2001, and 2003), giving it the distinction of being the only song in any genre of music to achieve that feat. It reached the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart shortly after 9/11. Known for his stand-out patriotism and support of the U.S. military, Greenwood has been honored with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s National Patriot’s Award and entertained troops on more than 30 USO Tours.
About Helping A Hero:
Helping A Hero is one of the top national charities building specially adapted homes for qualifying service members through partnerships made with builders, suppliers, patriots, and the veteran. Helping a Hero strives to engage the community in providing services and resources for our wounded heroes and their families. Additionally, Helping A Hero provides support programs such as marriage retreats, caregiver retreats, recreational activities, and emergency needs grants.
About the 100 Homes Challenge:
Johnny Morris, Founder & CEO of Bass Pro Shops and noted conservationist, launched the 100 Homes Challenge and committed to fund 25 percent of the cost of the next 100 Helping a Hero homes. Helping a Hero invites the public to join Johnny Morris in the 100 Homes Challenge by making a donation, however large or small, to help to fund the other 75 percent of the cost of these homes.
Helping a Hero is accepting applications from Post 9-11 wounded warriors needing a specially adapted home due to their combat injuries to become part of the 100 Homes Challenge. We also invite the public to Nominate a Hero. Both the home application and the Nominate a Hero form are available on our website at helpingahero.org.https://www.countryschatter.com/2023/05/helping-a-hero-bass-pro-shops-to-honor-lee-greenwood-richard-childress-chris-janson-ryan-kelsko-more-at-patriot-awards/HonorsPress Release100 Homes Challenge,Bass Pro Shops,Chris and Kelly Janson,Helping A Hero,Lee Greenwood
Tyler Hubbard Scores Second No. 1 From Debut Solo Album With “Dancin’ In The Country”