Archive for the ‘Charity’ Category

Bates Footwear Raises Funds For The Grand Rapids Home For Veterans During Military Appreciation Month

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

ROCKFORD, Mich., Aug. 2, 2017 – In honor of Military Appreciation Month, Bates recognized those who serve and have served by giving back to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. During the month of May, a portion of all online sales at was donated to the GRHV. Bates raised over $8,000.00 to help support the local charitable organization that provides long-term care and support for Michigan’s veterans.

“Bates is privileged to build a partnership with the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans and honor our service members during Military Appreciation Month,” said Andrew Fowler, VP & General Manager, Bates Footwear. “The opportunity to provide support to those who fought for and defended our freedom is at the heart of Bates and the Grand Rapids Veterans Home.

The Grand Rapids Home for Veterans is a long-term care state veterans home located on 90 beautifully wooded and landscaped acres near the mighty Grand River. It was originally constructed on this property in 1885 and is one of 152 state veterans’ homes throughout the nation. Initially founded in response to the needs of veterans in the aftermath of the Civil War, GRHV continues the tradition of serving the needs of Michigan’s veterans today, changing and adapting to the needs of the current and future veteran populations.

To learn more about the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, or to download the application policies, please visit

MultiCam: Jamey Caldwell Team MultiCam Profile

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

This edition of the Team MultiCam video series centers around Army Special Operations Veteran Jamey Caldwell. After 21 years of decorated service, Jamey turned a lifelong passion into a career as a professional bass angler by applying his military mindset to the sport of fishing. Jamey’s dedication extends to his fundraising for the Warriors Heart treatment facility for service members struggling with addiction. Please donate to his GoFundMe page by clicking the link below. Thank you.

Quantico Tactical Sponsors 5th Annual 31 Tattoos

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Honoring the Men of Extortion 17

ABERDEEN, N.C. — Quantico Tactical, a leading supplier of performance apparel, tactical gear and weapons to the military, federal agencies, state/local law enforcement and enthusiasts, proudly announces their sponsorship of the 5th Annual 31 Tattoos.

31 Tattoos, hosted by Valhalla Tattoo & Southern Pines Brewing Company, is a charity fundraising event honoring the 31 Americans who lost their lives on the night of August 6, 2011 when their Chinook was shot down in Afghanistan. This is the 5th year that Valhalla Tattoo has hosted this memorial event. All proceeds raised by the event will be given to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF). SOWF is a 501C-3 nonprofit organization that supports the military’s Special Operations Forces and their families.

• When: August 5th, 2017 12:00PM-10:00PM
• Where: Southern Pines Brewing Company, Southern Pines, NC
• Who: Public (Family Friendly)
• What:
o Live Music
o Food Trucks
o Beer (Special Release Viking Valhalla Brew, and many other varietals)
o Tattooing (31 tattoos by appt. only)
o Family Fun (bounce house and more
o Auctions

Quantico Tactical is proud to support 31 Tattoos and honor the American lives lost from Extortion 17. As members of the local community, and veterans themselves, they desired to sponsor this fundraising event and help spread the word. Along with supporting the 5th Annual 31 Tattoos, they donated a special item to be auctioned, a Sig Sauer American Hero commemorative P320. The American Flag is laser engraved on this exclusive pistol, dedicated to the men and women who serve this great country.

If you find yourself in the Southern Pines, NC area on August 5th, stop by Southern Pines Brewing Company for an exciting evening!

For more information about this event please visit the 31 Tattoos Facebook Page.

For more information about Quantico Tactical please visit

Retired SF SGM Hiking Appalachian Trail To Raise Money For SOWF

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Retired SF SGM and disabled veteran Paul Gaumond plans to hike the entire 2,190-mile long, Appalachian Trail beginning in March, 2018 with his daughter and wants to use the occasion to raise funds for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

100% of the donations will go to the foundation and will be used in the following manner:

1. College scholarships for the surviving children of fallen Special Operations service members.
2. Family & educational counseling, including in-home tutoring.
3. Immediate $5,000.00 financial grants to severly combat wounded Special Operations service members.

There will be photos posted on his site as well as on the Special Operations Warrior Foundation site throughout the hike.

To donate, visit

BBQ, Beer, Corn Hole, and an Amazing Raffle!!!!

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Please make plans to join us on Wednesday July 12th at back Bay Brewing Co, from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm for Corn Hole Throwdown, presented by Outdoor Research and Crye Precision.

All proceeds will go to Special Operations Care Fund (SOC-F)

*** If you want to skip the line please Pre-Pay here***

Propper Donates Portion of Memorial Day Week Proceeds to USO of Missouri

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

St. Charles, MO — Missouri-based Propper International teamed up with the USO of Missouri to donate a portion of online sales totaling $7,452 in honor of Memorial Day and to further the USO’s mission to “strengthen America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.”

“Propper has supported our fighting men and women for 50 years,” said John Negrau, VP, Marketing & eCommerce for Propper. “Our military heritage is a perfect complement to the USO’s mission and purpose. It made sense that we should honor our fallen troops by supporting current active duty personnel.”

“We are a Missouri-based company,” Negrau continued, “so donating to the USO of Missouri was a logical choice.”

Each state’s USO branches operate independently and rely on local support. “The USO is not a government organization and does not receive government funding,” said Christine Trotter, Development Director for USO of Missouri. “Instead, we count on companies and private individuals to help support our operations. Propper’s overwhelming generosity has been incredible.”

Magpul Joins Brownells In Donating To SOWW This Memorial Day

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Magpul teamed up with Brownells, Inc. to give 10% of sales this Memorial Day back to SOWW – Special Operations Wounded Warriors, an organization that provides outdoor experiences to the deserving men and women of our U.S. Special Operations Forces that have sustained wounds in battle and or in significant service to our Country. It’s a great day to support a great cause. Starts at midnight on Sunday at

Learn more about SOWW at

Team MultiCam Video Series: Kyle Defoor

Friday, May 26th, 2017


The next installment of the Team MultiCam Video Series highlights Naval Special Operations veteran Kyle Defoor. Words like dedication, discipline, precision and drive personify Kyle. He honored our country post 9/11 as a sniper on SEAL Team 8. Since retiring, Kyle created Defoor Proformance Shooting where he teaches various shooting techniques to military, law enforcement and civilians. He is truly thankful for what the Navy gave him.


To give back, he has been raising money through his GoFundMe page for the Navy SEAL Foundation who provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families. Please help Kyle raise as much money as possible for the NSF by spreading the word and donating today. Thank you.

Kyle’s GoFundMe page: