Lazydays Kicks off Heart Strings for Heroes’ “Strings Across America” Concert Tour

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The Heart Strings for Heroes’ “Strings Across America” concert tour, sponsored by Lazydays, will travel to 16-cities across the U.S. from May through August.

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(Left to right: Wade Sabourin, founder of Heart Strings for Heroes; Randall Lay, Vice President and CFO of Lazydays; Craig Gross, Heartstrings for Heroes honoree)

We salute Heart Strings for Heroes and the great work that they do. Military appreciation is very important to us here at Lazydays.

Lazydays, the RV Authority and world’s largest RV dealership, hosted a very special kick-off event for Heart Strings for Heroes “Strings Across America” concert tour today. Heart Strings for Heroes is a local non-profit organization dedicated to providing music therapy to military service men and women injured in the line of duty.

The Heart Strings for Heroes’ “Strings Across America” concert tour, sponsored by Lazydays, will travel to 16-cities across the U.S. from May through August. The kick-off event was held on-site at Lazydays to “reveal” a fully branded Heart Strings for Heroes RV provided by Lazydays. Randall Lay, CFO of Lazydays, presented Wade Sabourin, founder of Heart Strings for Heroes, with the keys to the branded Heart Strings for Heroes/Lazydays RV to begin his 4-month journey across the country.

An autographed guitar, known as the “Instrument of Healing,” will be presented to a Purple Heart recipient in each of the 16 cities on the tour. Musicians who have worked with Heart Strings for Heroes and the presentation of signed guitars include Willie Nelson, KISS, Nickelback, Billy Idol, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many others. Craig Gross, longtime beneficiary of Heart Strings for Heroes, also spoke of what Heart Strings for Heroes means to him and his family. In addition, a representative from the American Legion Riders presented a surprise donation to Heart Strings for Heroes at the event.

“We salute Heart Strings for Heroes and the great work that they do. Military appreciation is very important to us here at Lazydays,” said Lay. “We have 198 veterans on our team here in Tampa and in Tucson, and over the years we have seen many veterans come through our doors who are avid RVers and loyal Lazydays customer. To our ever-expanding Lazydays military family – we want to express our sincere appreciation to you all for your service to our country.”

To join in the kick-off for Heart Strings for Heroes “Strings Across America” concert tour were military veterans, service men and women, Purple Heart Chapter and Gold Star Moms members as well as the Lazydays family of employees and customers.

“Strings Across America” Concert Tour Schedule
May 2nd             Panama City, FL
May 9th                Biloxi, MS
May 16th             Houston, TX
May 23rd             Dallas, TX
May 30th             Tulsa, OK
June 6th             Memphis, TN
June 13th             Nashville, TN
June 20th             Knoxville, TN    
June 27th             Charlotte, NC    
July 4th                 Louisville, KY
July 11th             St. Louis, MO
July 18th             Chicago, IL    
July 25th             Milwaukee, WI
July 31st – August 9th Sturgis, SD

About Lazydays
Lazydays®, founded in 1976, is the world’s largest RV dealership. Based on 126 acres outside Tampa, FL since 1996 and over 30 acres in Tucson, AZ since 2011, Lazydays has the largest selection of RV brands in the nation. Lazydays features nearly 300 service bays, more than 1,700 new and pre-owned RVs, and 2 onsite campgrounds with over 700 RV campsites. Lazydays has built its reputation on providing an outstanding customer experience with exceptional service and product expertise, and as a place to rest and recharge with other RVers. More than a quarter million RVers and their families visit Lazydays every year, making it “their home away from home.” Lazydays has been recognized as one of “Top 50 RV Dealer” by RV Business and one of Tampa Bay’s “Top Work Places.” The Lazydays Employee Foundation, supported by payroll contributions from over 70% of Lazydays’ employees, has contributed more than one million dollars to make many historic changes for at-risk children in the Tampa Bay and Tucson communities. For most people, Lazydays isn't just the beginning of their journey; it's very much a part of their ride. To learn more, visit http://www.Lazydays.com.

About Heartstrings for Heroes
Heart Strings for Heroes is a 501c3 accredited foundation dedicated to providing music therapy to brave service men and women injured in the line of duty. The foundation, headed up by Wade Sabourin, plans and executes major events, such as band festivals and motorcycle rides. Heart Strings for Heroes was founded by international recording artists and family members of Purple Heart Medal recipients. The foundation is proudly backed by several celebrities such as: Willie Nelson, Billy Idol, KISS, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ted Nugent, Tony Iommi, Toby Keith, Whitesnake, Jason Bonham, David Allen Coe, Nickelback, Chicago, Cheap Trick, Buckcherry, Winger, Slaughter, Jackly, Train, Billy Sheehan and more – who have all graciously signed guitars or other items for the foundation. For more information, please visit http://www.HeartStringsForHeroes.org.

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