Young closed out the campaign for the non-profit Stars for Stripes, which provides celebrity entertainment for U.S. troops overseas, with a sold out show on September 30 from House of Blues in L.A.. The money raised from his campaign has already supplemented 2012-2013 celebrity tours to the Pacific Rim, Europe and Afghanistan.
Young became involved with Stars for Stripes in 2009 when he toured military bases in Iraq and Kuwait with fellow country artist, Craig Morgan. The following year, Young became a member of the Stars for Stripes Board of Directors and went on his second overseas tour once again to Iraq and Kuwait through the program in 2011.
“Chris has been a wonderful addition to the SFS Board of Directors,” says Judy Seale, President of Judy Seale International and Stars For Stripes. “As someone who has been overseas to entertain troops in a combat zone, he realizes how important celebrity visits are to the morale of our military stationed abroad. He has been an amazing ‘Ambassdor’ for Stars for Stripes and a tireless supporter of our military men and women."
For more information on Stars for Stripes or to contribute to the organization, visit www.starsforstripes.com.