“Our veterans are in need of our help both emotionally and financially,” stated Bruce Gamradt, charity chairman.
(PRWEB) April 12, 2013
Charities supported include Faith, Hope, Love & Charity, Inc. in Palm Springs and Stand Down House of Lake Worth, which houses veteran families in need and assists veterans in securing employment and improving their quality of life.
“Our veterans are in need of our help both emotionally and financially,” stated Bruce Gamradt, charity chairman. “The participants will be supporting veterans’ causes such as homelessness, unemployment, substance abuse and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.”
Financial donations and gifts to Stand Down House exceeded $43,000, including the donation of a vehicle to a veteran by Schirras Auto and I and B Financial of West Palm Beach. Mercedes of Palm Beach provided vehicles for hole-in-one opportunities.
Home Base, an affiliate of the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Boston Red Sox Foundation and addresses the seriousness of PTSD issues received an additional $25,000 donation.
Participating baseball legends included Rusty Staub, Rick Ankiel, Bill Gullickson, Lee Strange, Howard Johnson, Troy Glaus and Tyler Greene. West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio kicked it off with her attendance in her support of veterans of all eras.
Ibis Friends of Veterans Charity, Inc. was formed with Bruce Gamradt, Chairman, Sal Faso, Fred Heller, Steve Sachs, and Dick Lavalliere.