This year’s Helping Heroes Hawaii Golf & Gala was a huge success in helping raise funds and awareness for Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors, a nonprofit foundation created to help build and remodel homes for wounded veterans.
The three-day event took place at the beautiful Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s Fabled North Shore in Hawaii from Thursday, February 20 – Saturday, February 22, 2014. From a memorable opening reception and breathtaking tours to a golf tournament at one of the top five golf courses in Hawaii, everything was truly delivered to the highest caliber.
However, it was the exceptional support and generosity from everyone involved in the main mission that really took the caliber of this event to the next degree. In addition to Jared Allen’s ongoing participation, the year’s event also included contributions and onsite appearances by guest celebrities such as: Chris Doleman, Charlie Johnson and Alex Smith, Chris Pontius, Mae Quijada, Forrest Griffen, Daniel Dae Kim and Patrick Peterson.
Most importantly, the Helping Heroes Hawaii Golf & Gala was not only a great turnaround as a whole, but 100% of the proceeds raised from the event went toward Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors with the goal of providing safe and accessible homes for the wounded veterans.
United States Army Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg was injured October 1, 2009, when his platoon hit a roadside bomb in Afghanistan during his 10th deployment to the Middle East. Remsburg suffered a penetrating head wound with shrapnel lodged in his brain, sending him into a coma for over three years. After undergoing dozens of surgeries and years of rehabilitation, Remsburg has made a miraculous recovery; however, he is still blind in his right eye and partially paralyzed on his left side.
After hearing his incredible story, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors (JAH4WW) teamed up with Lead The Way Fund, among others to help raise money and awareness to purchase and remodel Remsburg’s mortgage free home to be handicap accessible.
In March of 2014, Rembsurg was given the keys to his completely remodeled home, including a wheel in pool for rehab, therapeutic spa, a guest home for his caregiver, and a home automation system from Crestron accessible from Remsburg’s wheelchair.
In addition to JAH4WW and Lead The Way Fund, this project was also made possible because of large donations and grants from organizations such as RIDE 430, The Joshua Chamberlain Society, Wells Fargo, The Home Depot, Boeing, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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