4th Annual Golf Classic
Carrington Charitable Foundation (CCF) 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.
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 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).