Annual July 4th Golf Fundraiser to Benefit Hire Heroes USA

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One extraordinary man has raised nearly $1,000,000 over 12 years to support veteran and military spouse employment.

A gentleman, Carl Meyer, stands in front of a golf cart bearing a banner that reads '100 Holes for Our Heroes.'

Carl Meyer on the course during 100 Holes for Our Heroes.

“Given today’s booming economy, we forget that there are hundreds of thousands of service members leaving the military each year who need jobs, so the need for the amazing services Hire Heroes USA provides continues,” says Carl Meyer.

For the 12th year in a row, Carl Meyer will spend his Independence Day holiday on a golf course at Chenequa Country Club in Wisconsin, raising awareness and funds for Hire Heroes USA. To date, Meyer has raised over $820,000 with his 100 Holes for Our Heroes event, in support of Hire Heroes USA’s mission. The national nonprofit provides free employment services to transitioning military members, veterans and military spouses. It is the leading veteran service organization specifically targeting the issues of underemployment and unemployment among veterans.

Meyer, Executive Vice President at The Wetrich Group, typically plays more than 100 holes each July 4th for the event. Since the fundraiser began in 2008, his total exceeds 1400 holes - that’s over 80 rounds of golf! It is an all-day effort, starting well before sunrise and ending just before nightfall.

“Given today’s booming economy, we forget that there are hundreds of thousands of service members leaving the military each year who need jobs, so the need for the amazing services Hire Heroes USA provides continues,” says Meyer. “When someone joins the military, they put their life on the line for our country. Their family takes on many sacrifices as well, such as the prospect of long deployments. As such, should these veterans not be at the head of the line for jobs that they are qualified for?”

“Carl Meyer has been an outstanding supporter of Hire Heroes USA for many years,” says Christopher Plamp, chief executive officer of Hire Heroes USA. “His dedication to and deep passion for US military personnel is inspiring and we are so grateful to him for his continued efforts on our behalf. He has truly made a positive impact on veteran and military spouse unemployment.”

The funds that Meyer brings in will be used to provide various employment services at no cost to eligible clients, including:

  • Virtual Career Coaching: Clients receive one-on-one assistance from individually assigned Transition Specialists to create a professionally-revised resume, teach effective job search techniques, and help a client understand their transferable skills
  • Volunteer Mentoring: More than 650 volunteers support Hire Heroes USA clients with industry-specific mentoring, mock interviews, and networking opportunities
  • Access to the Hire Heroes USA Job Board and training resources

Hire Heroes USA recently surpassed 34,000 hires, an exciting milestone helped along by Meyer’s efforts. To donate to 100 Holes for Our Heroes, visit the event website.

About Hire Heroes USA
Hire Heroes USA is a veteran service organization dedicated to empowering US military members, veterans, and their spouses as they seek civilian employment. Services include one-on-one coaching, professionally revised resumes, mentoring, workshops, a job board, career fairs and more. Hire Heroes USA is funded exclusively through public donations and private grants, allowing services to be provided at no cost to clients. Hire Heroes USA has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and also holds the GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency. For more information about our mission, services and how to get involved, please visit hireheroesusa.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

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