On Saturday, February 15, 2015, Chicago Bears’ defensive-end, Jared Allen was proudly honored with Spark of the Year by The One Spark Foundation, which honors various acts of kindness among athletes, entertainers, corporations, and more.
Some of the other Sparkie Award winners include: Garth Brooks, Orly Whba, Ellen Degeneres, Taylor Swift, Chicken of the Sea Corporation, and WSU Men’s Baseball just to name a few.
To learn more about The One Spark Foundation, click here.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: May 15th & 16th
Get ready to tee off for our heroes with Jared Allen and his celebrity friends, featuring a VIP kickoff dinner, day-to-night golfing with a 300-foot Slip ‘N Slide, and more at the Helping Heroes Night-Ops VI Charity Golf Tournament in Phoenix, Arizona!
With 9 holes in the day and 9 holes in the dark, plus military obstacles and hole-in-one prizes in between – you’ll never look at golf the same away again!
Proceeds benefit Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors (JAH4WW), which provides financial assistance and support to our injured United States military veterans by building and remodeling accessible homes to suit their individual needs one wounded warrior at a time.
- VIP Pre-Party with Jared Allen and celebrity friends
- Day-to-night golf tournament with military obstacles and prizes at the Arizona Grand Golf Course
- Dunk tank
- 300-foot Slip ‘N Slide with award ceremony
- Silent auction
- Tee off for our heroes by raising funds and awareness for JAH4WW
More details coming soon to helpingheroesnightops.com
On Saturday, February 7th, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors (JAH4WW) will host a private Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Sgt. Colin Faust between 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (CST) in Minnetrista, Minnesota.
The ceremony will mark the completion of the first ground-up build, as the keys are proudly handed over to Sgt. Colin Faust. Attendance will include: close family, friends, donors, contributors, and all-pro defensive end, Jared Allen. Media will also be allowed to attend from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
After stepping on an improvised explosive device (IED) while on foot patrol in Afghanistan, Faust lost his left leg and severely injured his right leg and left arm. Since then, he has been living in a small patio home in Mankato, Minnesota that is not suitable for his wheelchair.
To successfully complete the build, JAH4WW partnered with North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters (NCSRCC), which included: Carpenters, Floorcoverers, Cement Masons, Tile Setters, Brick Layers, Electricians, and Insulators through Homeco Insulators. In addition to the NCSRCC, the completion of this home could not have been possible without the generous contributions and help of Wells Fargo, Semper Fi Fund, Denali Homes, and Russ Drake Construction among others.
The new home includes installation of all hardwood and tile for easy wheelchair accessibility, customized bathrooms and kitchen, widened doors and hallways, and an elevator donated by Midwest Elevator and Drilling.
Check out the recent interview with Jared Allen and John Fox on NBC Sports below!