St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) September 17, 2013
A group of St. Louis executives has established the Gateway Warrior Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, whose sole purpose is to help men and women who have paid a tremendous price for defending the United States.
The Gateway Warrior Foundation plans to raise funds that it will donate to other organizations that support wounded service men and women who live in Missouri.
The Gateway Warrior Foundation Golf Benefit, the organization’s fund-raiser, will take place Oct. 7 at the Country Club of St. Albans. The event will feature a golf tournament and auction. Proceeds will go to the St. Louis Fisher House (http://www.fisherhouseinstl.org), The Mission Continues (http://www.missioncontinues.org) and the Wounded Warrior Project (http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org).
The tournament will also feature several military demonstrations including marines repelling from a helicopter and a bugler who will play “Taps” prior to the golf tournament to honor the military men and women who have lost their lives defending their country. The golf tournament is sold out, but donations can be made to Gateway Warrior Foundation by visiting http://www.gatewaywarriorfoundation.org.
“The Gateway Warrior Foundation is something all of us are really passionate about,” said Denny Leary, president, Gateway Warrior Foundation. “We are dedicated to raising awareness of the need to support our soldiers when they return from battle. What really makes our organization unique is that it was founded by St. Louisans, and the vast majority of the money we raise will stay right here in Missouri.”
The event will be hosted by former PGA TOUR golfer and CBS broadcaster, David Feherty. In addition to his golf broadcasting career, Feherty is the founder of Feherty’s Troops First Foundation (http://www.troopsfirstfoundation.org) which works to provide meaningful assistance to members of the military who have been wounded while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Feherty’s Troops First Foundation will also receive a portion of the profits from the Gateway Warrior Foundation Golf Benefit.
Feherty’s participation in the Gateway Warrior Foundation golf event demonstrates his passion for helping our Wounded Warriors get the support they desperately need when they return from service.
About Gateway Warrior Foundation
The Gateway Warrior Foundation is a St. Louis not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, that raises funds to support wounded service men and women. Board members include: Denny Leary, Bill Decker Sr., Phil Berra and Lennie Miller.
About Fisher House
The St. Louis Fisher House is a non-profit organization established to provide "a home away from home" to the families and caregivers of our military men and women during their time of need. Since opening on July 28, 2010, the St. Louis Fisher House has been privileged to serve over several hundred families of Veterans and active duty military personnel. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/STLFisherHouse. Twitter: @STLFisherHouse
About Mission Continues
The Mission Continues is a national nonprofit organization that empowers U.S. military veterans, who have served since the events of 9/11, to successfully transition to post-military careers by reconnecting to their communities and their sense of purpose through volunteerism. Founded in 2007 by retired Navy SEAL and TIME 100 2013 honoree, Eric Greitens. The Mission Continues has helped nearly 700 post-9/11 veterans focus their talents and energy to tackle challenges facing us right here at home. Through a unique model that provides reciprocal benefits for the veteran and the local community—six-month service fellowships—veterans volunteer to help others and, through their service, build new skills that help them launch their civilian career. For more information, please visit http://www.missioncontinues.org or follow us on Twitter @missioncontinue.