JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Folded Flag Foundation received a $37,000 donation from the Florida Tackle & Gun Club today. The money was raised as part of the Florida Tackle & Gun Club's 1st Annual "I Carry the Flag" motorcycle charity ride to benefit The Folded Flag Foundation.
"We are very proud to have hosted such a successful event and are honored to present this significant donation to the Folded Flag Foundation. It is with sincere gratitude to our Corporate sponsors, the dedicated Florida Tackle & Gun Club Members that volunteered their time and, of course, the participants that made the event successful," said Tom Kennedy, Vice President of the Florida Tackle & Gun Club. "Most importantly, we never want to forget our brave men and women serving in the military who sacrifice their lives for our freedoms everyday, and it was gratifying to bring an awareness of the Folded Flag's core purpose – to fund the educational aspirations of the families of these fallen heroes."
"The Folded Flag is grateful for this generous donation from The Florida Tackle & Gun Club," said John Coogan, Executive Director of The Folded Flag Foundation. "The Folded Flag Foundation relies on public donations to help fund the educational dreams of the families of our fallen warriors. As a Jacksonville-based organization with strong ties to the community, we were happy to see the outpouring of local support to help this cause and look forward to helping host similar events in other cities. The gratitude of The Folded Flag Foundation and the generosity of the Florida Tackle & Gun Club, the supporting businesses and the community involvement in this event -- cannot be overstated."
The Folded Flag Foundation provides scholarships and educational support grants to the spouses and children of the United States military and government personnel who have lost their lives while deployed in combat. Because all administrative costs are underwritten by Black Knight Financial Services and ServiceLink, The Folded Flag Foundation proudly gives 100 percent of ALL donations to families in need.
To learn more about The Folded Flag Foundation, including how to host an event in your city, visit www.FoldedFlagFoundation.org.
About The Folded Flag Foundation
The Folded Flag Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization committed to honoring the legacy of our fallen heroes by helping their families with financial support for education. The Folded Flag Foundation proudly gives 100 percent of ALL donations to families in need. Corporate sponsors Black Knight Financial Services and ServiceLink underwrite all administrative costs. For more information on the Folded Flag Foundation, including how to make a donation to support this cause, please visit www.FoldedFlagFoundation.org.
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