The Carrington Charitable Foundation (CCF)
recently held its 9th Annual Golf Classic benefitting CCF’s Signature Programs that support post 9/11 combat wounded American Veterans at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, Calif. The event raised more than $1.8 million for its initiatives that enable Mobility, Stability, Purpose and Prosperity for U.S. servicemen and women returning from post-9/11 battlefields. CCF is the non-profit organization of The Carrington Companies
. More than 260 golfers participated, and the event culminated in a dinner and auction attended by more than 500 people–the largest attendance in the event’s nine-year history.
“It is a tremendous honor for us to organize this event each year, and we are grateful that so many donors, partners, friends and families have joined us in this worthy cause,” said Rosemary Rose, chairman of the Carrington Charitable Foundation. “It is a privilege to continue to support and expand the CCF programs that help the Veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much while protecting our freedom.”
Since 2011, the CCF Golf Classic has raised nearly $18 million for CCF’s Signature Programs, which provide diverse ongoing assistance to veterans and their families. In addition to a day of golf, the event featured an evening banquet and auction, during which attendees bid on a wide variety of items donated by Carrington associates and sponsors. The highlight of the event was veterans and enthusiastic supporters speaking passionately about the importance of the CCF’s ongoing mission, which supports veterans through initiatives that provide Mobility, Stability, Purpose and Prosperity.
U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills and his family were among the honored veterans at this year’s tournament. On April 10, 2012, Staff Sergeant Mills was critically injured on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan by an IED while on patrol, losing portions of both legs and both arms. He is one of only five quadruple amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive his injuries. He shared the story of his recovery and how CCF was able to assist with attendees during an evening reception.
“Carrington Charitable Foundation has been like a family to me, my wife, Kelsey, and our two children,” said Staff Sergeant Mills. “Not only have they supported our nonprofit’s mission, they gave us stability by providing a home so we can concentrate on pushing forward. When we first heard about CCF and the possibility of having a home through Carrington House, it almost didn’t seem real–until the day my family and I moved into our fully adaptive home. The CCF team and its donors and supporters are fantastic, and Kelsey and I will do whatever we can to let people know that CCF is doing great things with everything they do.”
Since 2011, the CCF Golf Classic has raised nearly $18 million for CCF’s Signature Programs, which provide diverse ongoing assistance to Veterans and their families