Ted Nugent Rocks the BABA Fundraiser

As a proud member of Bay Area Builders Association, BABA, Bayway Homes was pleased to offer some of the much needed and deserved help to organize and support the Ted Nugent concert held at the Pasadena fairgrounds earlier this month. The turnout was fantastic and the end result was a very large sum of money was raised for the BABA Support Our Troops home.

This was the article from HCNOnline as they reported the success of the evening:

Last Sunday night’s clear skies and tepid temperatures provided a welcoming backdrop to those looking to venture out to the Pasadena Rodeo grounds.

The rodeo association in conjunction with Bay Area Builders Association (BABA) hosted a concert series aimed at raising money for the building of houses for wounded veterans and widows of veterans from the current wars raging in the Middle East.

The series hosted five bands in all, with Detroit native and rock legend Ted Nugent headlining the event. Nearly 5,000 people came through the gates at the rodeo to hear various artists like local Deer Park group Lost2gether. Nugent’s act alone netted nearly 4,000 fans from around the area.

Nugent, a favorite among rock fans since the 1970s, entertained with his high-energy style laced with uber patriotic overtones. An outspoken proponent of gun rights and a harsh critic of overreaching government, Nugent has no problem finding support for his positions wherever he tours.

His show opened with a Marine Corps color guard salute, which was flanked by veterans from the current wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Nugent came on stage and saluted and shook the hand of each veteran present in order to pay his respects to them for their service.

The event netted some $100,000 which will go toward the construction of four homes in the Houston area. BABA works with developers and contractors to reduce their costs to make building the homes for veterans more affordable. BABA spokesman Dan Vargas said that every dollar they receive is multiplied many times over with their agreements with developers.

This year’s event more-than doubled last year’s attendance of nearly 2,000 people. With that type of growth and enthusiasm about the event, next year’s concert series is already being planned.

This year’s rodeo president Tim Cobb extended his thanks to the mayor and city council of Pasadena for donating the usage of the rodeo area. Other support came via Du-West Foundation Repair who providing a cook team to feed hundreds of hungry patrons and the army of some 250 volunteers, which help make the event possible.

For more information on BABA, visit its website at www.babasupport.org. Donations to the organization can also be made on the website.