We know you are all here for a reason and we want to be clear on our mission! These are the organizations that we are supporting with this event:
Special Operation Warrior Foundation - Our mission is to ensure full post-secondary educational support to surviving children of special operations personnel and immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel ~ today and in the future.
First to Fight - First to Fight is a charitable organization founded by combat veterans to give support to veterans and their families by providing guidance with the transition from active duty, a connection to other veterans, and resources to maintain a successful civilian life.
USO - Since 1941, the USO has been the nation’s leading organization to serve the men and women in the U.S. military, and their families, throughout their time in uniform. From the moment they join, through their assignments and deployments, and as they transition back to their communities, the USO is always by their side.
I would like to personally invite you to join me in supporting
the Green Beret Foundation and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation
through a sporting clays shooting tournament and a fishing rodeo
scheduled for May 17th and 18th in Grand Isle, Louisiana. This annual
event will pit former NFL standouts and other celebrities in a
one-of-a kind tournament on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.
Joining me will be many of my former teammates, current
NFL players, local celebrities and military personnel, all here
to honor the heroes that fight for our freedoms everyday.
This two-day event kicks off with a sporting clays shooting
tournament, a Chef’s Dinner featuring some of the best chefs
from New Orleans, followed by an auction with one-of-a-kind
items. All of this is followed the next day by a fishing rodeo,
fishing awards and a concert.
During my time as a football coach for the United States
Military Academy at West Point, I had the honor of meeting
and coaching outstanding students who serve to protect our
country and allow us the freedom to have events like this.
The drive to start this organization and give back was fueled
by a visit to Walter Reed hospital to see a former player
who was severely injured during his tour. This event is very
personal to the entire Black & Gold team, which is driven by
my entire family, some of which are current active military.
We need your help to make this event successful and have
no doubt, once you join the unique Black & Gold event family,
you will be just as invested as we are. We would love to
have you on board as a sponsor and are also open to other
ways you may want to be involved. Thank you so much for
taking the time and we look forward to seeing you in May.
Your donation will be put to work immediately, giving experts in the field the ability to help military families and children in need right now.
Sarah Thompson & Kristin Smith of Event Savvy
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