In celebration of the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, Sandals Resorts continues its longstanding history of supporting U.S. service members and remembers the Boots on the Beach Vacation event it recently hosted in partnership with Sony Music Nashville at the new Sandals Ochi Beach Resort in Jamaica. A country music celebration to benefit Boot Campaign, the event raised more than $10,000 toward promoting patriotism for America and the military community while providing assistance for the unique challenges service members and their families face during and post-service.
Hosted by Katie Cook of Country Music Television’s Hot 20 Countdown, and with appearances by Boot Campaign Ambassador Taya Kyle, widow of American Sniper Chris Kyle and Boot Campaign COO Joey Jones, the weekend kicked off at Sandals Ochi’s Sundowner Bar with an acoustic jam session by up-and-coming artists Logan Mize, Josh Dorr and Cam. Guests were also treated to performances by platinum-selling artists Chris Young, Jerrod Niemann and Tyler Farr. As part of the celebration, six deserving military couples were surprised with the vacation of a lifetime to attend Boots on the Beach Vacation courtesy of Funjet Vacations. These couples experienced VIP meet-and-greets and excursions throughout the weekend
Sandals Resorts has a long tradition of honoring those in service, a commitment begun by Stewart following the Gulf War when Sandals donated vacations worth $1 million to returning troops, and then again with Operation Relax, which doubled the offer to troops returning from Iraq. Today, Sandal Resorts offers a 10% savings to all active duty, reserve or retired members of all branches of the U.S. Military and their spouses.