Helping Our Heroes Foundation kicked off its annual dinner and golf tournament fundraiser on May 9, 2016 at Ocean Prime Dallas.
|Helping Our Heroes Auction Chair Matt Lowe, Co-founder and Event Co-chair Travis Wilson and Underwriting Chair Art Seals|
|Mary McAdams and Diana Hamilton|
The night proceeded with the announcement of the 2016 Guest of Honor General James F. Amos, the presidential nominee who assumed duty as the 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps. Two checks for $25,000 were also presented to the 2015 beneficiaries: Folds of Honor, which provides annual educational scholarships to the families of those killed or disabled while in active duty, and Semper Fi Fund, which provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Sergeant Christopher Griffo, Helping
Our Heroes Event Co-chair Michael
Marasco, Folds of Honor Regional Development Officer Sarah
White, Mike Engles and Captain Mason
This year’s fundraiser includes a dinner on September 11, 2016, at Frontiers of Flight Museum, which will mark the 15th anniversary of 9/11, followed by a golf tournament at Brookhaven Country Club on September 12, 2016. In the past five years, Helping Our Heroes has donated more than $735,000 to selected beneficiaries.
In 2016, the hope is to raise more than $200,000 to make a positive difference in the lives of veterans and their families through Folds of Honor and Semper Fi Fund. To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.helpingourheroes.us