LeDoux charity event raises $35K
Friday, July 30, 2010
– The 4th Annual Chris LeDoux Spurs and Spikes Memorial Golf Tournament raised more than $30,000 for the Chris LeDoux Memorial Foundation. Held earlier this month in Sheriden, Wyo., 36 teams participated in the 2-day event that included a practice round, BBQ, auction and live entertainment. RCA Records artist and longtime golfer Jake Owen made the trip to Wyoming to participate.
All of the money raised goes directly to the Chris LeDoux Memorial Foundation, which goes to benefit charities that were important to the LeDoux family such as the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund.
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