7th Annual Golf Classic
More than 270 golfers and Veterans enjoyed a great day of golf at the Carrington Charitable Foundation’s 7th Annual Golf Classic. The annual event, held on October 9 at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, California, raised more than $1.9 million for CCF's Signature Programs that help provide Mobility, Stability, Purpose and Prosperity for Veterans returning from post-9/11 battlefields.
“Each year, it is inspiring to work with so many people who generously come together with the sole purpose of giving back to the Veterans and their families who have proudly served our country," said Rosemary Rose, Chairman, Carrington Charitable Foundation. “The tournament proceeds allow us to continue to support and expand the various CCF programs that assist and honor these heroes."
The CCF Board sends a heartfelt thank you to all of the Associates who helped out before, during and after the tournament – and for all the contributions and entries for the Associate Auction Basket Competition. The total amount raised by the sale of the baskets was just under $22,000!!! − with all of the proceeds going to support CCF's Signature Programs.
Since 2011, proceeds from the Golf Classic have directly supported CCF's Signature Programs, providing important ongoing assistance to Veterans and their families. And every year Carrington Associates across the country rally together to support the event with numerous fundraisers and design baskets for the Associate Auction Basket Competition.
After sunset on the course, supporters attended an evening banquet and auction where Veterans and enthusiastic supporters spoke 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. 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.
- Stability: Carrington House provides custom, adaptive homes for catastrophically injured Veterans. To date, Carrington House has built more than two dozen homes in communities across the United States, each designed to meet the special needs of wounded Veterans and their families. Two more homes are on track for completion in 2017.
- Purpose and Prosperity: CCF's Veteran Support Program provides Veterans with the guidance and support they need to rejoin civilian life through job-search assistance, business-plan consulting, counseling, treatment referrals and more. CCF's Purpose and Prosperity program has provided grants to Veteran-focused nonprofits like GallantFew, which provides one-on-one mentoring to Veterans by Veterans; The Honor Foundation, which aids Navy SEALs and U.S. Special Operations service members transition to a life after service; and the Warrior Canine Connection, which helps recovering warriors reconnect with life, their families, their communities and one another.
“We love our new home," said U.S. Army Master Sgt. David Glenn, whose Carrington House home was completed in May of this year near Fort Bragg, North Carolina. “For the first time since my injury, I am independent and can fully participate at home and with my family. This would not be possible without the kindness and generosity of the Carrington Charitable Foundation."
This was the seventh successful year for the much-loved tournament.
U.S. Army Master Sgt. David Glenn arrives with his family.
Veterans, CCF donors, distinguished guests and Carrington Associates assembled for the opening ceremony.
Deserving Veterans enjoyed some great golf at the beautiful Resort at Pelican Hill.
After serving his country, U.S. Army Master Sgt. John Masson now serves Veterans as a CCF Ambassador.
U.S. Army Master Sgt. Cedric King is passionate about the work CCF does on behalf of Veterans.