Carrington Charitable Foundation’s 6th Annual Golf Classic Raises Over $2.2 Million for Wounded Veterans
More than 250 golfers and guests assembled for the CCF Golf Classic.
Carrington Charitable Foundation’s sell-out tournament honors service members who have sacrificed much to ensure the safety of our nation.
More than 250 golfers gathered on Monday, Oct. 10, at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, Calif., for the Carrington Charitable Foundation’s 6th Annual Golf Classic, which raised more than $2.2 million for wounded American Veterans. Every year since 2011, proceeds from this distinguished event directly benefit Carrington House and the Veterans Airlift Command, improving the lives of wounded heroes who have returned from service and who need support. The annual event encompasses much more than a day of golf: The Golf Classic raises money to provide diverse ongoing assistance to Veterans and their families. After sunset on the course, more than 400 supporters attended an evening banquet and auction, during which Veterans and enthusiastic supporters spoke passionately about the importance of the Carrington Charitable Foundation’s ongoing mission, recognizing there is often a considerable cost for the peace and freedom enjoyed by Americans.
“It is a tremendous honor for us to organize this event to give back to our Veterans and their families, and we are grateful that so many others have joined us in this worthy cause,” said Rosemary Rose, Carrington Charitable Foundation Chairman. “The proceeds will continue to assist Veterans with their mobility, stability, purpose and prosperity.”
Carrington Charitable Foundation (CCF) is the nonprofit organization of The Carrington Companies, and it proudly honors Veterans through its signature program, Carrington House, which honors the sacrifices of our nation’s servicemen and women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. To date, CCF’s signature program, Carrington House, has built 14 custom, adaptive homes in communities across the United States, each designed to meet the special needs of wounded Veterans and their families – with four additional homes in different phases of planning and construction. Most recently, Carrington House has officially broken ground on a home in North Carolina for Master Sargent David Glenn, his wife, Robin, and their two children. The new home will be a complete rebuild on their current property, and is slated for completion in May 2017. CCF recently announced it is expanding its mission to provide Veterans with the guidance and support they need to rejoin civilian life through such services as job-search assistance and business-plan consulting to counseling and treatment referrals.
The Carrington Charitable Foundation has been a leading supporter of the Veteran’s Airlift Command. Working with a network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots, the Veterans Airlift Command organizes free air transportation for severely wounded Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts and their families. For the past nine years, Carrington Aviation has participated on missions with aircraft and crew, transporting heroes to medical facilities for treatment and reuniting them with their loved ones.
The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, Calif., will host the 7th Annual Carrington Charitable Foundation Golf Classic, scheduled for October 9, 2017.
U.S. Army Master Sergeant John Masson (seated at center), also a CCF Ambassador, was one of 12 Veterans who attended the tournament.
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brian Kolfage was joined by his wife, Ashley, and their children.
U.S. Army Sergeant Andrew Smith founded the Honoring the Sacrifice Foundation, which helps post-9/11 Purple Heart recipients.