Soldiers Angels' and The Skynyrd Foundation Turn it Up for the Troops

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Soldiers' Angels and The Skynyrd Foundation combined their efforts on the high seas for charity. Both organizations remain committed to raising money for active duty military, veterans and their families.

The Skynyrd Foundation and Soldiers' Angels announce the successful auction of 2 artist signed guitars on the Simpleman Cruise VII October 20-24th 2013 ( to raise money for U.S. servicemen and women. The music festival at sea hosted by southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd, took place on Norwegian Pearl, set sail from Miami on October 20, 2013 and returned on the 24th. The two Fender Stratocaster guitars have the Simple Man VII Cruise event branding and were signed by members of Lynyrd Skynyrd and by most of the other performing artists on the Simpleman Cruise such as The Outlaws, Molly Hatchet, Blackberry Smoke, Preacher Stone, Heather Luttrell, Aaron Lewis, Atlanta Rhythm Section, A Thousand Horses, the X Brothers and Zack Paxson, others. The silent auction raised more than $15,000. Proceeds from the auction will be split with 50% going to the charity of choice by The Skynyrd Foundation and 50% going to Soldiers' Angels all in pursuit of improving the lives of active duty and non-active U.S.veterans.

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For more information please contact Alan Stevens representing Soldiers' Angels at 240-223-7034 / alanandjanni(at)gmail(dot)com or Ben Ferguson (Sixthman) - benferguson(at)sixthman(dot)net.

The Skynyrd Foundation has raised more than $350,000 for such charitable organizations as the American Red Cross, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, National Sclerosis Society, and the City of Hope National Cancer Center.

Soldiers' Angels is a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission to provide aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and their families and to enable our volunteers to improve the lives of a growing veteran population. Founded in 2003 by the mother of two American soldiers, hundreds of thousands of Soldiers' Angels "Angel" volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways. “May No Soldier Go Unloved," encapsulates the motivation behind Soldiers' Angels. The volunteers of Soldiers' Angels work tirelessly to demonstrate active care and concern for veterans, the wounded, deployed service members and their families.

Sixthman, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, creates festivals at sea designed to set the stage for moments that make life rock! Since 2001, Sixthman has been pioneering themed cruise experiences for bands, brands, and their fans and are proud to be celebrating our 12th year and the accomplishment of executing 52 full ship charters, hosting over 100,000 guests for over 500,000 days on vacation at sea with world class artist and brand partners such as KISS, Kid Rock, John Mayer, Lynyrd Skynyrd, 311, Zac Brown Band, Lyle Lovett, Barenaked Ladies, Sister Hazel, Turner Classic Movies, VH1, along with engaging festivals such as The Rock Boat, The World’s Greatest Floating Music Festival and Cayamo: A Journey through Song. INC Magazine recognized us as America’s Fastest Growing Travel Company and the 87th fastest growing company across all segments on the INC 500 List. For additional information regarding this and other events, please visit

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