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07/06/2011

WRANGLER WESTERN WEAR LAUNCHES 2ND ANNUAL WRANGLER NATIONAL PATRIOT TOUR

Greensboro, N.C. – In honor of Memorial Day, Wrangler® Western Wear – the iconic American denim maker and leading manufacturer of western apparel – is proud to announce the second annual Wrangler® National Patriot™ Tour. By sending a team overseas in a matter of days, Wrangler enhances the commitment to offering support, appreciation and encouragement to American military servicemen and women.
“We founded the Wrangler National Patriot program in 2009 to give back to those veterans who have suffered injuries fighting for our country’s safety and freedom,” said Jeff Chadwick, director of special events, rodeo and equine for Wrangler. “To be able to meet those individuals and show our gratitude in person is a truly wonderful thing.”
Starting this weekend, the Wrangler National Patriot team, consisting of western industry favorites Kaycee Feild (PRCA Bareback Rider), Annie Bianco-Ellett (Mounted Shooting Horse World Champion Cowgirl), Maegan Ridley (Miss Rodeo America 2009), Jeff Chadwick and Lucas Hoge (country music star) will embark on a 12-day tour through undisclosed bases in the Middle East to meet with troops and offer their support and praise.
In support of the Wrangler National Patriot Tour, Wrangler, Armed Forces Entertainment, and American300 Foundation are sponsoring more than 1,000 download cards of Lucas Hoge’s song “Medal of Honor,” which Hoge will hand out to service members. The country music star will also perform a “Welcome Home” concert and be available for a meet-and-greet with fans during the Country Music Association Music Festival June 9 at B.B. Kings in Nashville, Tenn.
Wrangler donates a portion of the proceeds from the sale of all Wrangler National Patriot logo apparel to support wounded or fallen American veterans and their families. For available items and participating retailers, please visit www.wranglerwestern.com or www.wrangler.com.
To find out more about how you can get involved in the Wrangler National Patriot program and its cause, and to receive tour updates including photos and videos of troops, visit www.wrangernationalpatriot.com and follow Wrangler Western on Facebook (www.facebook.com/wranglerwestern.com).
About Wrangler® Wrangler® apparel is available nationwide in specialty stores, including work apparel chains, farm & fleet, and western stores, as well as through on-line and catalog retailers.
888) 784-8571; wrangler.com