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Jeep event Saturday benefits families of fallen soldiers
Raffle jeep
FOCO Jeepers and GRJ Offroad Park have teamed up to raffle off of donated lifted 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport. - photo by For the FCN

The owners of more than 100 Jeeps are expected to drive out for an event this weekend in downtown Cumming.

From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, FOCO Jeepers will host a meet and greet and fundraiser event at Tam’s Backstage in downtown Cumming.

“The objective for Saturday is to help raise money for an organization called Special Operations Warrior Foundation,” said Garrett Fry, a member of the group and organizer of the event. “The foundation pays for education for the family members of fallen soldiers.”

Fry, a veteran, said about 98 percent of proceeds go directly to their mission, with the remainder going to “very low overhead.”

Event staff will also be selling tickets for a large, and fitting, prize.

“An anonymous donor donated a Jeep to our organization to help us raise money,” Fry said. “We’re selling raffle tickets for this Jeep.”

Lunch will be served at the event for $5 a plate, and those who buy a raffle ticket will receive a free lunch. All proceeds will go to the foundation.  

The event is open to the public, and Fry said the event is planned to have about 100 Jeeps at the event.

Tam’s Backstage is at 215 Ingram Avenue. 

Tickets can be purchased online at: