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The Finest and Bravest Foundation of Sugar Land is proud to announce the first annual Red & Blue United – A Sugar Land First Responders Tribute. This event is the merger of two great fundraisers–Back The Blue and the Firefighters Gala–into one to raise funds and awareness for all of Sugar Land’s first responders: police, fire, and EMS.

Back The Blue was created in 2017 by entertainment specialist, Gary Becker. Gary says, “Working in entertainment, I got to know many police officers. When you get to know them, you have a new respect for them. You see them as people. At Red & Blue United, you’ll have the opportunity to meet some of our first responders and look through their equipment. Our hope is that like me, the community will better understand these individuals and see them on a different level.”

The Firefighters Gala was created two years ago by Sugar Land City Councilmember Suzanne Whatley. Former Sugar Land Mayor Jimmy Thompson and his wife Gay were the honorary chairs at the inaugural event. Today, Jimmy is excited to serve on the advisory board for Red & Blue United together with Gary. “This is a great event for the City of Sugar Land,” says Jimmy. “We really appreciate all of the community support.”

The featured entertainer at this year’s Red & Blue United is Texas’ own Aaron Watson. Not only has Watson had a long history of sold-out shows across the country, but he has also found a lasting place on country radio…no small feat for an artist without the promotion machine of a major record label. His 2015 release, Underdog, made him the first independent male artist to debut at Number One on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart with a self-released, independently distributed and promoted album. And another five album releases have cracked the Top Ten. His show at The Smart Financial Centre will feature all of his chart-topping singles as well as hits from his latest release, Unwanted Man. Fans will witness why Forbes calls him “one of country music’s biggest DIY success stories.”

Presenting Sponsor for this year’s Red & Blue United is The West Law Firm. The event is co-chaired by KK and Scott West and Debbie and Marvin Marcell. Sponsorships are sold out, but limited individual tickets for the Aaron Watson concert are still available. Gary says, “Parking is free, and you pay no taxes on the tickets. All proceeds benefit The Finest and Bravest Foundation of Sugar Land, a 501(c)(3) organization. We’ll see you there!”

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