Concerts held over the weekend raised funds that will go towards helping Navy SEALs in need.
Two concerts for the benefit of injured SEALs were held last Friday and Saturday night at the Punkin Center Motorcycle Resort in Blount County, Tennessee. The event transformed the Tail of the Dragon along US 129 – ordinarily prime motorcycle biker country – into a site where people came together for music, as well as for the elite Navy SEALs.
The band Working Blue Collar took to the stage Friday night, while the Saturday night classic rock group Nantucket performed the following evening. Several Navy SEALs were in attendance during Saturday’s event, and participated in a meet and greet before the concert.
Jody Montgomery of the Punkin Center Motorcycle Resort shared: “Last year we had four or five Navy SEALs that lost arms, they lost their legs, and even one SEAL lost both legs and one arm and he’s still at the base trying his best to be an instructor.”
Montgomery went on to say: “These are SEALs who served our country. You’re going to find some of the most light-hearted, laid back, and caring individuals. They’re also as baby-faced as they’ll ever be because the average age for most SEALs when they are serving is in their early 20s. But they’ll lay their life on the line for you in a heartbeat.”
Tickets to the concert were sold at $20 apiece for adults; children under the age of 10 got in for free. All the proceeds from both the Friday and Saturday concerts are being donated to the Navy SEAL Foundation based in Little Creek, Virginia.