By Amy Tiemeyer
America’s Credit Union (ACU) is pleased to announce its 13th Annual Charity Golf Tournament in support of the troops, also known as the Turkey Shoot, which will be held at Eagles Pride Golf Course on November 8th, 2013 with a 10 a.m. shotgun start.
Over 4,000 Soldiers and Airmen are returning from Afghanistan throughout this summer and fall. ACU is raising money for a much anticipated and challenging holiday season. With a perfect storm brewing between the sequestration, cut backs, and the struggling economy we at ACU and the community have an opportunity to support our troops on the most basic of levels; through the Food Basket Program on JBLM, The Madigan Foundation, and Santa’s Castle.
Twelve years ago, ACU started the Turkey Shoot to raise additional funds for struggling families on JBLM. With the help of community partners, ACU has raised over $222,000 in donations over the last 12 years.
“We are very pleased with how this event has been able to positively impact the lives of military families,” said Ken Leonard, ACU President/CEO. “It’s a great venue for community partners to contribute to the JBLM community.”
We are looking for sponsors and golfers to become involved. There are multiple advertising & sponsorship opportunities, and teams are welcome. Contact Amy Tiemeyer at 253.912.3214 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
We are raising funds for:
The Food Basket Program: The objective of this program is to serve lower enlisted families struggling to make ends meet. This program is run through Army Community Service (ACS) and is an Army wide program designed specifically to assist military personnel, retirees and their families in coping with a variety of topics from relocation to survivor outreach assistance. Some ACS services are available to civilian employees and their family members. ACS provides information, assistance, and guidance to members of the JBLM community in coping with personal and family problems beyond the scope of their own resources.
Santa’s Castle: Since 1994, Santa’s Castle has provided Christmas to the children of Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine, activated National Guard, and Reserve families (E-5 and below) experiencing financial difficulty throughout the Northwest. Last year, Santa’s Castle provided gifts to approximately 2,000 children from nearly 800 families.
The Madigan Foundation: Since 1995, the Madigan Foundation, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, has supported military families, active and retired, and Madigan Army Medical Center, through programs designed to improve and enhance the quality of care and quality of life of patients, their families, and their health care providers.
America’s Credit Union (ACU)
providing financial services to thousands of military personnel and their families for over 59 years, the headquarters are located on Joint Base Lewis McChord. For more information about ACU visit www.youracu.org.