Rock 'n' Ride: Support USA Cares in First Annual 'Charity Cruise for Our Troops'

Kick off summer with hot rides, food and a Foreigner / Styx / Kansas concert while helping Michigan's military families

Jun 15, 2010, 15:38 ET from NDIA Michigan

DETROIT, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- It wouldn't be summer in Michigan without cruises, cars and concerts. The National Defense Industrial Association's Michigan Chapter (NDIA Michigan) is giving you a chance to enjoy all three – while supporting active servicemen and women in Michigan through USA Cares – with its first annual "Charity Cruise for Our Troops" on Sunday, June 27.

Motorcycle and auto enthusiasts are invited to join the nonprofit organization at Pratt & Miller Engineering in New Hudson, Mich. (off I-96 between I-275 and US-23) at 2 p.m. for a car show featuring vintage cars, antique military vehicles, and of course, their own hot rods and cycles. A picnic lunch will be served and live music will be provided by 70s/80s rock band, Kaos.

From there, participants will cruise along a 50-mile scenic route to DTE Energy Music Theater in Clarkston for the Foreigner / Styx / Kansas concert, where secure parking will be available for participants.

Individual tickets to participate in the charity ride / cruise start at $50 and include a concert ticket, food, bandana and pin. To register for the ride or obtain sponsorship information, visit www.usa-cares.com or e-mail Larry Rink at Larry.Rink@amgeneral.com.

All proceeds from the event will benefit USA Cares, which provides financial and advocacy support to post-9/11 active duty military service personnel, veterans and their families. To date, USA Cares has assisted nearly 400 families, saved more than 30 homes and provided $163,000 in aid to deserving military families in Michigan.

The event is hosted by NDIA Michigan in cooperation with Defense Components of Detroit and Pratt & Miller Engineering.

The Michigan Chapter of NDIA was founded in 1918 and has more than 2,000 members from government, military and industry organizations. The chapter is involved in a myriad of different activities that support all branches of the armed forces, local, state and federal government and the corporate entities that support war fighters, first responders and patriotic Americans.

SOURCE NDIA Michigan



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