Case sponsors ‘Rockin for the Troops’ concert

Case Construction Equipment announced this week a co-sponsorship of the ‘Rockin’ for the Troops’ concert to be held at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois, on July 19, 2008. The concert is organized to benefit U.S. troops that are deployed overseas.

For the past two years, Operation Support Our Troops – Illinois, Inc. (OSOTIL) has partnered with “CSI: New York” star Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band to produce a sell-out crowd of 10,000 attendees. This year, the concert will feature special guest appearances from American English and Dick Biondi.

Following last year’s event, OSOTIL donated $75,000 to the effort to bring the first Fisher House to Illinois, $50,000 to Hines VA Hospital to go directly to the needs of the Poly Trauma Unit, ship more than 5,600 care packages to troops serving overseas and support other organizations including the USO and Operation Homefront.

Cantigny Park, the Rockin’ for the Troops site, opens at noon, and live entertainment begins at 4 p.m. Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available at participating Jewel-Osco stores, online at the OSOTIL website at or by phone at (800) 594-8499.