Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Honor and Fun, All in One Night

On Tuesday, March 6, the American Legion Post 754 held a benefit at the New York Athletic Club to raise funds and awareness for Hope For The Warriors®.  The event included games, a silent auction, food and more.

It was an amazing event and we thank the American Legion and the members of the New York Athletic Club (NYAC) for their generosity.  All attendees had a great time and so did we!  We also thank our volunteers who helped our staff throughout the night.

The club also generously invited some of our local wounded service members and military families to attend this event, making this not just a benefit but also a Hope & Morale event.  A night out with this group was a definite boost for our families.  The members of the American Legion and the NYAC definitely understand how to treat our veterans!

Along with the fun, Hope For The Warriors® was also able to honor Sean, one of our wounded who has worked with the organization.  In May 2006, Sean was hit with shrapnel and four bullets, one penetrating his head.  Throughout the past six years, Sean has made huge strides in his recovery.  He is a member of Team Hope For The Warriors®, completing marathons and more on his handcycle.  Sean also attended one of our Above & Beyond Professional Development Seminars.  All of his hard work has paid off and this fall, Sean will start a Bachelors program in engineering.

Each of us at Hope For The Warriors® are honored to know Sean.  The benefit at the NYAC was the perfect event to highlight Sean's accomplishments to a group of veterans and supporters--each who care about our veterans and military families.

We can't wait until next year!

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