Tickets are still on sale for the annual Texas Wounded Warrior Cost of Freedom Gala — ”An Evening with Randy Travis”— scheduled for Saturday, KE Bushman Celebration Center near Bullard, Robert Rhodes, spokesman for the event, said.
Several high-ranking military guests from around the country also are expected to attend, including Ret. Air Force Lt. Gen. Howard M. Fish, former assistant vice chief of staff, U.S. Air Force, who now lives near Tyler.
The weekend will begin at noon Friday, with a welcoming ceremony at Tyler Pounds Field Airport.
In addition to the Saturday evening program, the weekend will feature entertainment by nationally known golf trick shot artist, Chuck “the Hitman” Hiter, and a junior golf clinic and nine-hole scramble on Sunday at Eagles Bluff Country Club.
The concluding activity will be a pro-am golf tournament on Monday afternoon for wounded warriors and participating East Texas golfers at Willow Brook Country Club.
Texas Wounded Warrior is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization started in Tyler in 2008.
Contributions go toward underwriting the cost of the annual event and helping severely wounded military personnel and their families, primarily from the two wars in Iraq and the one in Afghanistan, including military families in Northeast Texas.