Dublin, CA (PRWEB) June 02, 2014
The Sean Brock Foundation (http://www.seanbrockfoundation.org) is pleased to announce two major milestones. The Foundation has obtained its 501(c)(3) status with the IRS as well as completed its 2nd Annual 10K & 5K Race in Los Angeles.
The Sean Brock Foundation was founded in 2012 by friends and family members of Captain Sean Brock, USMC killed in action in Iraq on February 2, 2005. The mission of the foundation is to promote education, an initiative near and dear to Captain Brock, by providing scholarships for children of wounded or fallen veterans.
“As we took Memorial Day to remember all of our fallen soldiers, we are excited about what small part we can play in honoring the families of the heroes who have given their lives in service,” stated Raymond Brock, co-founder, Director, and twin brother of Captain Brock. “Sean would be very proud of what we have achieved in a short period of time and the momentum we have going into the future.”
Key milestones for the foundation including the following:
- The Foundation was granted status as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the IRS. While the application took more than a year, it is effective back to April 26, 2012. This allows all donations to be tax deductible.
- Last weekend, the Foundation, along with the California Society of CPAs (http://www.CalCPA.org), hosted its 2nd race at Dockweiler Beach in Los Angeles. The 5k, 10k, and 1k kids run attracted more than 330 registrants with proceeds going to both of the organizations scholarship activities. The attendance grew five times from the inaugural race held in 2012.
The Foundation is poised with its recent status and will be organizing additional fundraising events. Looking ahead, the Sean Brock Foundation is already planning its next events including a race in the Dublin, CA – tentatively on November 15th – and awarding its first scholarships this fall.
“Powered by our momentum, and now armed with our 501(c)(3) status, we can attract donations and sponsorships from corporations where we could not before, “ said Bobby Khullar, Managing Director, close friend, and schoolmate to Captain Brock. “I couldn’t be more excited about the trajectory for the Foundation and what we’ll be able to do from here on out.”
For more information about the Sean Brock Foundation, including opportunities to sponsor or donate, please visit http://www.seanbrockfoundation.org.