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George Strait raises thousands for wounded troops

George Strait raises thousands for wounded troops

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George Strait is showing his support for the troops.  The country star recently hosted his third annual Vaqueros del Mar Invitational Golf Tournament and Auction at his Tapatio Springs Golf Resort in Boerne, Texas. 

The event included a roping competition which the singer participated in, and a live auction that raised $425,000 in just 30 minutes. 

Strait also performed at the fundraiser, along with Asleep at the Wheel, Jewel, Jamey Johnson, and others. 

The money is going to the Troops First Foundation, which provides support to service members injured while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.  And to show their appreciation for the singer's efforts, a rep from the organization gave Strait and his co-host for the event U.S. flags that were flown in Afghanistan. 

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