Tioga Downs donates $100k to veteran support group
NICHOLS, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Southern Tier Veterans Support Group is getting a financial boost, and it's all thanks to the Tioga Downs summer concert series.
Monday afternoon, casino owner Jeff Gural, presented a check to the non-profit for the sum of $104,960. Each summer, Tioga Downs hosts a benefit concert for the Southern Tier Veterans Support group. This year's show had Lee Greenwood and Crystal Gayle back on August 8th. %100 of the ticket sales and proceeds go to the support group, with Gural contributing a direct match.
"The vets have done a good job. The thought that they really, they're struggling in many cases, it's difficult, and the thought that people don't have a place to live that served our country, that's unacceptable," Gural says.
The Southern Tier Veterans Support group serves veterans throughout the region. The non-profit offers assistance to enhance each veteran's physical, emotional, and economic well-being.