An important pillar of the Boot Campaign’s mission is promoting awareness of the sacrifice, struggles, and triumphs of our country’s military servicemen and women. 2013 proved a banner year in spreading the word thanks to our friends at FX’s Sons of Anarchy! The cast of FX’s Sons of Anarchy (SOA) joined forces with the Boot Campaign for our Third Annual Boot Ride and Rally, held this year on August 25 in Los Angeles, Calif. http://BootRide.com
SOA cast members Charlie Hunnam, Kim Coates, Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Mark Boone Junior, Jimmy Smits, Winter Ave Zoli, David LaBrava, Michael Ornstein, Chris Reed, Niko Nicotera, and Rusty Coones led 500 SOA fans, military veterans, active U.S. military and motorcycle enthusiasts from the USS Iowa in San Pedro to the Happy Ending Bar and Restaurant in Hollywood. There, more than 2,000 people rocked out to live music from Blackberry Smoke, Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown, and the Forest Rangers.
Integral to the partnership between SOA and the Boot Campaign in particular is cast member Theo Rossi (“Juice,”) who has made it his priority to ensure that all military, past and present, know that their service is recognized and appreciated. Theo joined the Boot Campaign in 2010 when he laced up combat boots for the SOA cast’s official “boot photo.” From that point forward Theo became one of the Boot Campaign’s most involved Celebrity Ambassadors. He serves as lead host of the annual Boot Ride and Rally, and makes a point to promote and participate in a variety of Boot Campaign efforts though out the country. His support for the troops runs deep. Theo has visited troops in Iraq, Kuwait, and at all major domestic military bases. We are honored to have him, and the rest of the SOA Cast, lacing up their boots as official Celebrity Ambassadors using their public platforms for good.
Join the cast from FX’s hit show Sons of Anarchy in ensuring that our military, and their families, are cared for and support when they return home. As our motto says, When They Come Back, We Give Back. To make your end of the year donation to Boot Campaign and help us to fulfill our mission click here!