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    Gary Sinise Foundation Brings its Concert for Defenders to Ventura County on April 13 to Honor its First Responders

    Gary Sinise & the Lt Dan Band will headline the free community celebration along with a special performance by Grammy nominated artist Five For Fighting

    WHAT:  On Saturday April 13 the Gary Sinise Foundation hosts its Concert for Defendersat California Lutheran University to honor Ventura County’s first responders and those we lost during the recent Borderline tragedy and the Woolsey and Hill fires. The event is open to the public and free-of-charge, offering an evening of music, food and fun, as well as the opportunity to pay tribute to those who serve selflessly to protect our freedom, security, and well-being.

    Gary Sinise & the Lt Dan Band will headline the community celebration along with a special performance by Grammy nominated artist Five For Fighting.As Gary Sinise is a member of this community, it is his hope that a healing community strong concert will provide some support in honor and remembrance of the sacrifices during this time. 

    We ask those wanting to attend to please RSVP at

    WHEN:           Saturday, April 13, 2019

                           Doors Open at 4:00PM

    WHERE:        California Lutheran University

    William Rolland Stadium

    60 West Olsen Road

    Thousand Oaks, CA  91360

    WHY:         In November of 2018, the communities of North Los Angeles and Ventura Counties were devastated by the tragic shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill and the Hill and Woolsey fires. First responders rushed to the scene of the shooting in Thousand Oaks, and within hours were responding to the fast-moving wild fires, evacuating thousands who were in harm’s way. 12 families suffered a tragic loss at Borderline, and families in the area lost loved ones and property as the fires moved quickly west toward the Pacific Ocean. 

    Our first responders are individuals who have chosen jobs of service. They repeatedly put their lives in danger to ensure the people’s safety and security. And many times, their responsibilities require long hours away from their loved ones. The mission of the Gary Sinise Foundation is to serve and honor the needs of our defenders and their families, working each day to show our appreciation for their service to our communities and our country. 


    About Gary Sinise Foundation:

    The Gary Sinise Foundation honors America’s defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need. Through its R.I.S.E.program (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment), specially adapted smart homes are being constructed for severely wounded veterans nationwide. Each one-of-a-kind home is customized to ease the everyday burdens of a wounded hero, their family, and caregivers. Other programs include Relief & Resiliency OutreachInvincible Spirit FestivalsGary Sinise &the Lt. Dan BandArts & Entertainment OutreachServing HeroesFirst Responders Outreach, and Soaring Valor.Snowball Express, serves the children of our fallen military heroes, surviving spouses, and Gold Star families. For more information, please visit


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