SOURCE: Carrington Charitable Foundation

Carrington Charitable Foundation

Carrington Charitable Foundation

Carrington Charitable Foundation

September 19, 2013 13:40 ET

Carrington Charitable Foundation Announces 3rd Annual Golf Classic to Support Wounded Veterans and Their Families

Event Will Benefit Carrington House and Veterans Airlift Command Charities

ALISO VIEJO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 19, 2013) - Carrington Charitable Foundation (CCF) today announced that its 3rd Annual Golf Classic will be held on Columbus Day, October 14th, 2013 at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, California. The event will benefit wounded veterans and their families through contributions to the Veterans Airlift Command (VAC) as well as the Carrington House project benefitting Building for America's Bravest, a joint venture between the Gary Sinise Foundation and the Stephen Siller Tunnels to Towers Foundation.

With the combined efforts of sponsors, supporters, donors and volunteers, this annual event has raised a total of $1.76 million since 2011. This year's event is expected to surpass the success of previous years and provide an even greater benefit for these organizations dedicated to improving the lives of our nation's Wounded Warriors and their families. 

"The Carrington Family of Companies is absolutely dedicated to supporting our Nation's Heroes and is proud of our ongoing work to support wounded Veterans and their families," said Bruce Rose, CEO and General Partner, Carrington Holding Company. "We have a fundamental obligation to help those that have sacrificed so much protecting our freedom and it is our hope that we can inspire others to join our commitment to give back to our deserving Veterans and their families."

The VAC is an organization that offers free air transportation to wounded Veterans of Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) through a network of private aircraft owners and pilots. Carrington has supported VAC's critical mission of connecting Veterans and their families in times of need by donating flight services, fuel, insurance and crew for the past six years.

"Being part of these missions and having the opportunity to hear the Veterans' stories firsthand serves as a powerful reminder of their sacrifices, and demonstrates the importance of assisting these deserving heroes," noted Rosemary Rose, Chairman of the CCF Board of Directors.

Through close involvement with the VAC, Carrington became aware of another crucial need among wounded military -- a lack of appropriate temporary or permanent housing for rehabilitating veterans and their families near the facilities where they were being treated. Carrington House strives to meet this need by partnering with financial institutions to provide donations of real estate owned properties located near key military hospitals and treatment centers in order to keep families united during the difficult recovery process. The first Carrington House has been completed near the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base in Oceanside, California, and CCF is actively looking for more properties.

Recognizing that the most severely wounded Veterans need specialized housing that can address their needs for the next forty to fifty years, the Carrington House project will also support the Building for America's Bravest program, a joint venture between the Gary Sinise Foundation and the Stephen Siller Tunnels to Towers Foundation building "Smart Homes" constructed to meet the specific needs of individual Veterans and their families. CCF found that the cross-over between Veterans benefiting from the VAC and on the Building for America's Bravest home list was too compelling a story to pass by and is supporting both organizations this third year of the CCF Golf Tournament.

Throughout the Golf Classic event, Carrington focuses on the Veterans and the extraordinary sacrifices they have made for our country. Event attendees hear Veterans speak and witness their unfailing courage in the face of devastating injuries as they share their stories of service and sacrifice. To learn more about the event and available sponsorships opportunities, visit our website at www.carringtoncf.org/golf.

About Carrington Charitable Foundation (CCF)

The Carrington Charitable Foundation's objective is to partner with associates of the Carrington Family of Companies to reach out to those in need. Carrington supports non-profit charities through the collective efforts of the CCF Board of Directors and associates of the Carrington Family of Companies in an effort to encourage employee participation and maximize contributions to the community. The Carrington Charitable Foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation chartered under IRC Code 501 (c)(3).

To learn more about Carrington Charitable Foundation visit www.carringtoncf.org.
To learn more about the Carrington Family of Companies visit www.carringtonhc.com.

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