TIMES SQUARE — How much would you pay to party with Bill O'Reilly and Lieutenant Dan at the Hard Rock Cafe?
To celebrate Fleet Week next month, Gary Sinise, the gravel-voiced actor best known as the Lieutenant Dan from 1994 film "Forrest Gump," and Fox News host Bill O'Reilly are throwing a fundraiser for injured veterans at the Times Square restaurant. Sinise will also play music with his Lt. Dan Band.
Standard tickets for the May 21 evening cost $2,000.
The money will go towards purchasing all-terrain wheelchairs for injured vets through the Independence Fund, O'Reilly's foundation, and to build disability-friendly homes for vets through Sinise's foundation, according to event spokesman Josh Grossman.
Sinise's Lt. Dan Band bears the slogan: "Honor. Gratitude. Rock and Roll." Named after Sinise's character in "Forrest Gump," the band covers "hits from Stevie Wonder to Kelly Clarkson, Adele to the Zac Brown Band and everything in between," according to the event website.