People don’t realize how many veterans are coming back from duty and have absolutely no assistance, we are going to do everything we can to change that.
Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) February 23, 2016
The Crockett Foundation has teamed up with 4 legendary pro wrestlers in order to help the Crockett Foundation’s mission to better the lives of Veterans and Retired Military Service Dogs. The four wrestlers in the newly formed Crockett Foundation “Tag Team Partners” are Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson aka The Rock “n” Roll Express and Nickla “Baby Doll” Roberts.
“When the Crockett Foundation approached me about their cause it was an instant yes for me,” said Ricky Steamboat. “People don’t realize how many veterans are coming back from duty and have absolutely no assistance, we are going to do everything we can to change that.”
The Crockett Foundation focuses its efforts on helping veterans and veteran’s organizations that strive to better the lives of veterans and make life more manageable while he or she suffers from mental illnesses or injury suffered in their service to our country. They help provide PTSD trained service dogs, musical instruments for the Veteran’s music programs and even yoga mats for the yoga programs that are now being used to relieve PTSD symptoms, just to name a few.
The charity also focuses efforts on retired active-duty service dogs by securing the proper care and treatment they so need and deserve. It is a little known fact that there is no financial assistance for these dogs once they are discharged and settle into retirement. The veterans that give these dogs a loving home through his or her golden years are solely responsible for the medical care of the four-legged heroes. The Foundation is actively contacting veterinary clinics and hospitals so that veterans know we are here to help.
“I had no idea that the military dogs got no assistance once they return from service,” said Nickla “Baby Doll” Roberts. “These animals are heroes and it’s very disheartening that they get no assistance after their service-time is over.”
To commemorate the 85th Anniversary of Jim Crockett Promotions, alongside the announcement of the first four legends to join the Crockett Foundation Tag Team, they will be releasing a limited edition t-shirt featuring each of the 4 new partners.
In 2015 the Foundation has donated $180,000,000 to charitable causes. You can help the foundation in a couple different ways.
- Make a donation directly on the Crockett Foundation website. CrockettFoundation.com/donate
- Purchase custom gear at the Crockett Foundation’s online store. A portion of all sales goes directly towards helping a veteran in need. CrockettFoundation.com/store
“Robert (Gibson) and I spent decades in the spotlight and as heroes in the eyes of our fans. We’re very excited to be Tag Team Partners with The Crockett Foundation and now helping in the fight for America’s real heroes who sacrificed their health for each and every one of us” Said Ricky Morton.
The Crockett Foundation was founded by Jim and Elizabeth Crockett in the 1970s and has always been focused on helping those with mental health issues. In 2015 after poignant interactions with some of this country’s 2 legged and 4 legged heroes, the Foundation’s current President Debbie Ringley Mrozinski, the oldest grandchild of Jim and Elizabeth Crockett, refocused the Foundations efforts. Debbie watched her family’s business grow first hand, while doing everything from lowering and raising the microphone at Park Center wrestling matches to making popcorn at Crockett Park in Charlotte, NC. Others on the team include Advisor To The Board, Frances Crockett Ringley, the oldest child of Jim and Elizabeth Crockett, Vice President, Roberta Doss, daughter of a veteran and Secretary, Ginger Shutt, granddaughter of a veteran.