Getting up at the crack of dawn to play a game that I love is nothing compared to the extreme sacrifices our military members have endured to protect our freedoms.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 21, 2016
Hire Heroes USA, the pre-eminent national nonprofit organization providing veteran employment services, today announced that longtime benefactor Carl Meyer will host the Ninth Annual “100 Holes for Our Heroes” fundraiser this Fourth of July. Mr. Meyer’s charitable golf marathon has raised $460,000 in donations since its founding in 2008. This year, through a combination of corporate and individual donations, that figure is poised to reach a cumulative half-a-million dollars. In addition, the first hole Mr. Meyer plays in 2016 will mark the 1000th in his personal journey to combine a passion for the sport and a humble, yet inspirational act of patriotism.
“For anyone who can do math, it’s obvious I have played more than 100 holes in a single day all these years,” explained Meyer, who is executive vice president of The Wetrich Group. “While the original idea was to golf 100 holes in one day, some of the donations over the years came in the form of ‘per hole played’ pledges, so I have played as many as possible. I am absolutely honored to once again be in a position to support every program Hire Heroes USA has to offer. I’m blessed to live in this country. Getting up at the crack of dawn to play a game that I love is nothing compared to the extreme sacrifices our military members have endured to protect our freedoms.”
In 2008, Meyer played 108 holes, followed by 110 in 2009, with numbers increasing over the years, culminating in 155 holes played in 2015. To put this feat into context, the Professional Golfers’ Association record for the most holes played in a single day is 29 holes – a record set back in 1949.
The growth of Meyer’s fundraising and annual golf strokes coincides with the growth of the organization he has so steadfastly supported. Since 2008, Hire Heroes USA has grown 17 times larger, emerging as the largest national nonprofit in its category while maintaining its economically efficient approach to providing high-touch employment guidance to unemployed veterans and transitioning military. Eighty-eight cents of every dollar donated to the nonprofit goes directly toward supporting high-touch, one-on-one hiring programs. For its efficiency and administrative transparency, Hire Heroes USA has emerged as among the highest rated nonprofit organizations with a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator.
“From creating public and corporate awareness to raising precious donor dollars in our early, critical years, Carl has been extraordinarily generous,” said Brian Stann, chief executive officer of Hire Heroes USA and a former Marine combat veteran. “Through his untold contributions, we have significantly expanded our capacity to create life changing career opportunities for those who have dutifully served our country to protect our freedom.”
100 Holes for Our Heroes will be held on July 4, 2016, at Chenequa Country Club in Hartland, Wis. All donations raised by the marathon golfing event will go towards helping members of our Armed Forces, veterans or their spouses to receive resume building assistance, job interview preparation, and effective networking techniques. More information about the event, including how a thankful public can donate or become a sponsor can be found at this link.
About Hire Heroes USA:
Headquartered just north of Atlanta, in Alpharetta, Ga., with seven additional branch offices around the country, Hire Heroes USA provides consistently effective, individualized career coaching services to transitioning military members, veterans and military spouses at a national level with an uncompromising focus on results. For more information about our mission, our services, and how to get involved, visit us online at hireheroesusa.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.