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SOC-F Raises Nearly $1M to Support Special Operations Personnel and Their Families

Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

Atlanta, GA – April 27, 2021 – Special Operations Care Fund (SOC-F), an all-volunteer, non-profit grant making organization that is focused on the needs of current and former Special Operations Forces (SOF) personnel and their families, is proud to announce that they have secured nearly one million dollars (a new record) for their partner treatment programs, following their annual Sporting Clays Fundraiser held at Barnsley Gardens Resort, north of Atlanta, GA.

Hosting friends, family and supporters of the Special Operations community, SOC-F’s annual event was a fundraiser like no other. From a sporting clays tournament, to a women’s only pistol class, hosted by World Champion, Jessie Harrison, there was truly something for everyone to enjoy.

“What this incredible community has given to our heroes and families in the Special Operations Community, is time to do the ‘normal’ things that others take for granted,” stated SOC-F co-Founder, David Kramer. “We are so proud of how the SOC-F family came together to raise close to $1M for our SOF heroes.”

The money was raised from a combination of live and silent auctions, as well as generous donations over the course of the two-day event. Auction items ranging from custom firearms, to knives, hunting experiences and one-of-a-kind art pieces by world renown performer, Joe Everson, that brought in an unprecedented sum for the organization.

SOC-F’s grants generally fall in two major categories including family resiliency and medical care that is not currently covered by insurance or government programs. The funds raised will be immediately invested into the SOC-F caregiver programs, supporting treatments in TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), PTS (Post Traumatic Stress), Endocrine System Therapies, Marriage and family Counseling, Gold Star Kids Camp, K9 therapy and more.

“The objective in hosting this annual event, is to create a platform for positive change; raising not only money but awareness of the incredible work being done in the community of treatment and care for the SOF Warriors,” stated Kramer. “The impact this funding will have on the lives of the SOF members, their families and children we and our caregiver programs serve will be immeasurable.”

Silent Warrior Foundation Announces the 6th Annual Whiskey & War Stories Honoring Operation Eagle Claw

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

The Silent Warrior Foundation is proud to host the 6th Annual Whiskey & War Stories™, which will be held on August 21, 2021, at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, Arizona.

This annual fundraiser will honor the men of Operation Eagle Claw. An in-depth discussion of the mission moderated by board member David Hall, SOCS (SEAL), USN, Ret. will be the highlight of the event. This night will bring together members of the rescue team and former hostages.

There will also be an online auction of tactical unicorns and military memorabilia to help raise funds for the charity.

Last year’s 5th Whiskey & War Stories™ brought together the men of Operation Ivory Coast otherwise known as the “Son Tay Raid” and raised over $200,000 to benefit veterans in need. This event also kickstarted the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Son Tay Raid.

Individual tickets for the event are $150 per person. A limited number of Patriot Sponsor Packages are also available for $3,500. This special package includes a table for 8 and a VIP meet and greet with the men of Operation Eagle Claw on Friday, August 20, 2021.

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased from the Silent Warrior Foundation’s website.

Special room rates available. Click here to book your room at the resort.

The Silent Warrior Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 charity serving active and former U.S. military veterans and their families since 2010.

2021 SOC-F Sporting Clays Fundraiser

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

I attended the 2021 Special Operations Care Fund Sporting Clays Fundraiser. I ran into a whole slew of friends including Ivan who runs Kitbadger. He created a video and I asked if I could share it.

SOC-F is a non-profit which supports current and former SOF Personnel and their Families through targeted, novel medical treatment, addiction recovery, intensive marital counseling and a Gold-Star Kids Camp.

With all of their board serving as volunteers and no overhead, SOC-F is the most effective charitable organization we have been worked with and at the top of our donation list each year.

3rd Annual Crawfish Boil in San Antonio This Saturday to Benefit the Green Beret Project

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

This Saturday, Long Tab Brewing Company in San Antonio is hosting the 3rd Annual Crawfish Boil to benefit the Green Beret Project.

Support the 2021 Danger Zone Auction for the Brian Terry Foundation

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Normally, the Danger Zone auction is held during an evening event at SHOT Show. With this year’s cancellation, the Brian Terry Foundation decided to go virtual, 29 March – 5 April, 2021.

Brian Terry Foundation was created to honor the life, service, and sacrifice of Brian Terry. The foundation raises awareness on border related security issues that affect the overall safety and welfare of U.S. Border Patrol agents. The foundation also raises money for the families of fallen U.S. Border Patrol agents and provides educational scholarships for students pursuing a career in law-enforcement.

Please participate in this year’s online auction either as a vendor or bidder. To become a vendor, visit www.trainmdfi.com/DangerZone. If you want to bid, watch this space for a link to the auction, as we get closer.

Support the Gideon’s 300 Fundraiser Raffle

Monday, February 1st, 2021

An old squadron mate, Ish V, who recently retired sent me this fundraiser for Gideon’s 300, a Veteran’s 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization charity he is involved with. The more they raise, the more Vets they can take on hunts.

RAFFLE!!!

To raise money for military veterans across this nation we are raffling off this amazing Glock 19 customized by 903 Tactical Arms Co. Tickets are only $10 a piece or 6 for $50. Ticket will be drawn in April at our annual turkey hunt. You can buy a ticket by making a donation on our website g300veterans.org/donate or you can send money though CashApp to $G300Vets. Just make sure you include your name and phone number.

Cash app is under our current presidents name, Daniel Ritchie. Just let him know Ish V. sent ya.

If you have any questions feel free to ask.

Lipsey’s Donates $10K to Walk The Talk America (WTTA)

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Lipsey’s®, a leading national firearms distributor, donates to help WTTA further its mission to bridge the gap between mental health awareness and the firearms industry.

Las Vegas, Nev. (January 2020) – Walk The Talk America (WTTA), a non-profit organization designed to bridge the gap between the firearms industry and owners and the mental health industry, is honored to have received a generous donation of $10K from one of America’s leading firearms distributors, Lipsey’s®.

WTTA was founded and launched three years ago by industry veteran Michael Sodini after an impromptu conversation with an individual regarding how firearms companies deal with school shootings, suicides, and other gun violence. Sodini realized that there was a need to bring the firearms industry together with those working in the mental health profession to stop the cycle of blame and finger-pointing and begin a conversation leading to more understanding on both sides.

Lipsey’s was founded in 1953 as a wholesale hunting and fishing distributor. Since then, Lipsey’s has remained dedicated to providing customers with superior service and attention and today is one of the largest independently owned, single location firearms distributors in the US.

“Lipsey’s has been a partner with Walk the Talk America since its inception,” Laurie Aronson, President and CEO of Lipsey’s, commented. “Their organization is making positive strides towards closing that bridge in addressing mental health and firearms.”

“We are very thankful to have the support of large distributors like Lipsey’s join our mission,” Sodini added. “With every donation, WTTA can provide more tools and resources like training instruction, online and downloadable information for individuals, companies, and retailers. It is our goal to bring together not only the firearms industry and mental health resources, but to make it available to all firearms owners.”

For more information on how to become involved, visit WalkTheTalkAmerica.org.

Now on Kickstarter – CIZOR, a Tungsten Carbide Cutting Tool for Every Day Use

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

CIZOR is made from pulverized, recycled tungsten carbide cutting tools. It features a cutting end and a conical end which can be used to break glass. Tungsten carbide is an extremely strong material and the CIZOR is sharpened to a razor edge.

Developed as a utility tool, CIZOR can be used with an included aluminum stand.

It is offered in two sizes. The larger variant is the same length as a disposable Bic pen.

Below are both sizes as kits.

Note that only the small CIZOR comes with a silicon cap. Inside the silicon cap is an aluminum cup which prevents the blade from cutting right through the silicon.

For more information, visit www.kickstarter.com/projects/sanderbakker/cizor-a-tungsten-carbide-cutting-tool-for-every-day-use.