What is your cause and how will it make the world kinder?
Wounded Heroes Fund (WHF) is a Veteran service organization focused on helping and appreciating all active duty, reservists, and Veterans. The Bakersfield Condors Hockey teams lets WHF sponsor a service member to be the "Veteran of the Game' for every Friday and Saturday home game. The Vet of the Game gets 4 tickets, and have their biography read after the first period break while they walk the red carpet out onto the ice. During those few minutes the service member will see the love, kindness, and appreciation of the crowd as well as both hockey teams. If the service member brings along their family, the family will see the positive reaction from the crowd giving them a sense of pride for their loved one!
How will you use the $10k?
The Bakersfield Condors Hockey season is from October 2017 till April pf 2018. During the new season approximately 25 service members will be recognized as 'Veteran of the Game' on every Friday and Saturday home game. The service member also gets to bring 3 family members or friends with them to the game.
What impact do you hope to make?
The expected impact WHF hopes to make through this program is the giving and receiving of love and appreciation. The community members gain awareness of who the service members are from their community, and make that personal connection. The service member will feel valued and appreciated by the community during their time in the spotlight. Hopefully they will also gain self worth and pride for themselves and their service to this country.