CCF’s 4th Annual Golf Classic Raises $1.4 Million for Wounded Heroes
The Carrington Companies’ Non-Profit Organization Hosts Event Benefiting Catastrophically Injured Veterans through the Carrington House Project, Gary Sinise Foundation & Veterans Airlift Command.
OCTOBER 22, 2014 – ALISO VIEJO, CA – Carrington Charitable Foundation (CCF) today announced that it raised over $1.4 million for wounded Heroes and their families at its 4th Annual Golf Classic event on October 6th, 2014. Held at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, California, the event featured a golf tournament, banquet and auction, with over 450 guests in attendance to hear Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts and their Caregivers share the reality of living with catastrophic post-combat injuries.
All proceeds raised at the event, hosted by The Carrington Companies’ non-profit organization, directly benefit the Carrington House Project, Veterans Airlift Command (VAC), and The Gary Sinise Foundation (GSF).Guest speakers included: Gary Sinise, actor, humanitarian and Founder of The Gary Sinise Foundation; Walt Fricke, Founder and CEO of the Veterans Airlift Command; Bruce Rose, Carrington Founder and CEO; and wounded Heroes US Army SSG (Ret.) Travis Mills and USMC 1stSgt Ben Holmes.
“We are thrilled to have had such incredible attendance at the event, and for all the overwhelming support that has been received for this important cause near and dear to our hearts,” said Carrington Charitable Foundation Chairman of the Board Rosemary Rose.
“At Carrington we feel it is an honor to host this event each year as a way to give back to our nation’s heroes and their families who have sacrificed greatly protecting our freedom and security. With help from our sponsors and supporters, we are able to work together to make life much easier for our wounded Heroes,” shares Bruce Rose.
Top sponsors of the event included The Carrington Companies, Lender Legal Services, Corporate Synergies, SWBC, and First American Financial Corporation among other individual sponsors.
“Our Partnerships with organizations like the Carrington Charitable Foundation are critically important to the Gary Sinise Foundation’s mission to make a true impact on the lives of our Veterans,” said Gary Sinise. “The 4th Annual Golf Classic was a great success and I thank CCF for their great work and for helping us as we continue this work to offer support for our nation’s brave defenders.”
The Veterans Airlift Command organizes free air transportation through a network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots for severely wounded Veterans and their families of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Carrington Aviation has participated on missions with aircraft and crew over the last seven years, transporting heroes to medical facilities for treatment and reuniting them with their loved ones.
The Carrington House Project provides housing solutions during the initial period of recovery in hospitals to keep families united. The Carrington Companies furthers the mission to permanently house injured Veterans and their families in a partnership with The Gary Sinise Foundation, which provides donations and operational support for GSF’s R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence & Supporting Empowerment) program. The program builds homes for America’s most severely wounded service members and their families, and in addition to fundraising support from the CCF Golf Classic, The Carrington Companies donate the expertise of its real estate development group, Carrington Development Company, LLC (CDC) and real estate services group, Carrington Home Solutions, L.P. (CHS).
The 5th Annual Carrington Charitable Foundation Golf Classic is scheduled for October 12, 2015 at the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, California.
For more information and photos of the event, visit www.carringtoncf.org/golf.
About Carrington Charitable Foundation:
Carrington Charitable Foundation (“CCF”) is a non-profit organization of The Carrington Companies. Comprised of Carrington leaders and employees (collectively known as our “Associates”), CCF seeks to promote giving back to the community through causes that reflect the interests of Carrington Associates. CCF has a passion for assisting our nation’s heroes who have made tremendous sacrifices to protect our freedom. We are proud to support the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E Program through our Carrington Charitable Foundation’s Annual Golf Classic, as well as through other specific fundraising efforts, and assist the mission to construct custom homes for our nation’s most severely wounded. The Carrington Charitable Foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation chartered under Internal Revenue Code 501 (c)(3). [California Tax ID 27-2073758.] Read more about our mission at: .
About The Carrington Companies:
The Carrington Companies is the parent of Carrington Holding Company, LLC (CHC), which owns and operates multiple businesses that cover virtually every aspect of single family residential real estate transactions – investments in U.S. real estate and mortgage markets, loan origination and servicing, asset management and property preservation, real estate sales and rental, title and escrow services. To learn more about Carrington Holding Company, visit our website at www.carringtonhc.com.
About Gary Sinise and the Gary Sinise Foundation:
Actor/humanitarian Gary Sinise has been actively supporting the troops for over thirty years. Among his numerous film and television roles, it was his portrayal of Lt. Dan Taylor in the landmark film Forrest Gump, which formed an enduring connection with servicemen and women throughout the military community. In 2003, Sinise formed the “Lt. Dan Band” and began entertaining troops serving at home and abroad. Performing pop hits to classic rock staples, the 12 member cover band has played for over half-a-million troops and their families. His endless work on behalf of those who’ve served has earned Sinise many distinguished awards including The Bob Hope Award for Excellence in Entertainment from the Medal of Honor Society, the Spirit of the USO Award, The Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the Spirit of Hope Award by the Department of Defense, and most recently the Dwight D. Eisenhower Award from the National Defense Industrial Association. In 2008 he was given the Presidential Citizens Medal, the second-highest civilian honor awarded to citizens for exemplary deeds performed in service of the nation, only the third actor ever to receive this honor. He was named an Honorary Chief Petty Officer by the United States Navy and an Honorary Marine by the United States Marine Corp.
Gary Sinise Foundation honors its defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen and build communities. These include its R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence and Supporting Empowerment), whose flagship initiative is a custom Smart Home building project for severely wounded veterans. Each home is customized to ease daily challenges and help restore independence with features like retractable cook tops, cabinets and shelving, elevators and more, all accessible via an iPad. Both through its own efforts and through its Building for America’s Bravest partner program, Gary Sinise Foundation is constructing these one-of-a-kind homes all across the country, each for a wounded hero, their caregivers and family. Other programs include Relief & Resiliency Outreach, Invincible Spirit Festivals, Serving Heroes and Arts & Entertainment Outreach. Over the years, the Foundation has formed numerous corporate partnerships including, the Carrington Companies, who donate and provide real estate development and construction management services to build the R.I.S.E. program’s Smart Homes, and GE whose Get Skills to Work program helps veterans translate military skills into advanced manufacturing jobs while empowering employers with tools to recruit, onboard and mentor veterans. For more information, please visit GarySiniseFoundation.org
The Gary Sinise Foundation (Federal Tax ID 80-0587086) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity as defined in sections 509(A)(1) and 170(B)(1)(A)(VI) of the Internal Revenue Code. Combined Federal Campaign, CFC #27963. For more information, please visit www.garysinisefoundation.org.
About the Veterans Airlift Command (VAC):
The VAC provides free air transportation to post 9/11 combat wounded and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. To learn more about the Veterans Airlift Command, visit www.veteransairlift.org.
Christine Stricker for Carrington
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