Carrington Charitable Foundation’s 9th Annual Golf Classic raises more than $1.8 million for wounded Veterans
Tournament honors service members who have sacrificed much to ensure our nation’s safety.
The Carrington Charitable Foundation (CCF) held its 9th Annual Golf Classic benefitting CCF’s Signature Programs that support post 9/11 combat wounded American Veterans on October 14, 2019, at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, Calif. The event raised more than $1.8 million for its initiatives that enable Mobility, Stability, Purpose and Prosperity for U.S. servicemen and women returning from post-9/11 battlefields. CCF is the nonprofit organization of The Carrington Companies. More than 260 golfers participated and the event culminated in a dinner and auction attended by more than 500 people – the largest attendance in the event’s nine-year history.
“It is a tremendous honor for us to organize this event each year, and we are grateful that so many donors, partners, friends and families have joined us in this worthy cause,” said Rosemary Rose, Chairman, Carrington Charitable Foundation. “It is a privilege to continue to support and expand the CCF programs that help the Veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much while protecting our freedom.”
Since 2011, the CCF Golf Classic has raised nearly $18 million for CCF’s Signature Programs, which provide diverse ongoing assistance to Veterans and their families. In addition to an inspiring day of golf, the event featured an evening banquet and auction, during which attendees bid on a wide variety of items donated by Carrington associates and sponsors. The highlight of the event was Veterans and enthusiastic supporters speaking passionately about the importance of the CCF’s ongoing mission, which supports Veterans through initiatives that provide:
- Mobility: CCF financially supports The Veterans Airlift Command (VAC). Working with a network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots, the VAC provides free private air transportation for Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts and their families.
- Stability: Carrington House provides custom, adaptive homes for catastrophically injured Veterans. To date, Carrington House has built 20 homes for deserving Veterans, each designed to meet the special needs of wounded Veterans and their families. Two more homes are on track for completion in 2018.
- Purpose: CCF assists such Veteran-focused nonprofits as the Travis Mills Foundation.
- Prosperity: CCF also supports the The Honor Foundation, which helps Navy SEALs and U.S. Special Operations service members transition to life after service. This pillar of CCF’s Veteran-focused Signature programs works to ease the transition for our Veterans back to civilian life.
U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills and his family were among the honored Veterans at this year’s tournament. On April 10, 2012, Staff Sergeant Mills was critically injured on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan by an IED while on patrol, losing portions of both legs and both arms. He is one of only five quadruple amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive his injuries. He shared the story of his recovery and how CCF was able to assist with attendees during an evening reception.
“Carrington Charitable Foundation has been like a family to me, my wife, Kelsey, and our two children,” he said. “Not only have they supported our nonprofit’s mission, they gave us stability by providing a home so we can concentrate on pushing forward. When we first heard about CCF and the possibility of having a home through Carrington House, it almost didn’t seem real – until the day my family and I moved into our fully adaptive home. The CCF team and its donors and supporters are fantastic, and Kelsey and I will do whatever we can to let people know that CCF is doing great things with everything they do.”
To learn more about the Veterans whom CCF supports, please visit: carringtoncf.org/signature-programs. The 10th Annual Carrington Charitable Foundation Golf Classic will take place on October 12, 2020, at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, Calif.
Tournament guests heard a rousing rendition of the National Anthem by Donna Cunningham, the wife of Carrington Associate Adam Cunningham.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Johnnie Yellock.
Bruce Rose, Carrington Founder & CEO, spoke passionately about the importance of the CCF’s ongoing mission.
U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills and his family were among the honored Veterans at this year’s tournament.