Our Letter to You!
The Allegiant team thanks you on behalf of those who serve and have served our country, their families, and the many volunteers donating countless hours to the CAUSE. The “Battle” team began in 2010 when a few football coaches got together to organize a football invitational bringing the student athlete and a community together all for a CAUSE – supporting those who have fought for our freedoms make their ongoing transition to civilian life. This football invitational has evolved to a CAUSE driven nonprofit local and national plans. The CAUSE is the reason behind every decision with events providing opportunities for a community to Honor-Invest-Connect!
2012 was a growth year for Allegiant Battle for Veterans with the awareness outreach more than doubling in size. As a matter of procedure, 2012 ended with a Certified Financial Audit representing a healthy step as Allegiant Battle for Veterans plans for future growth.
In 2012, Allegiant Battle for Veterans held CAUSE driven events in both Northern and Southern California starting in Loomis and ending in Westlake. The Loomis Invitational at Del Oro featured a Battle of the Badges with the Placer County Sheriffs competing for bragging rights against Nevada Country Sheriffs. This series is now tied. Both venues had a Military Vendor Fair supported by all branches of the military. The Evening of Honor Opening Ceremony held the night before the games featured speakers such as Stu Weber, Kevin Bracy, testimony from wounded Veterans – in a room filled facilities hosted by Adventure Christian Church and Calvary Community Church. The year ended with Shop for a CAUSE held at the Maidu Center in Roseville on Veterans Day and the Battle-THON “Run for a Veteran” in association with the California International Marathon with several wounded Veterans participating. Allegiant Battle for Veterans can claim 1st place by association only as Lance Corporal Josh Hotaling crossed the finish line ahead of the elite runners with his specially designed hand-cranked bike.
Teaming up with the Veterans of Foreign Wars – Department of California, Allegiant Battle for Veterans started 2013 with two School Honor Tours; with the first taking place at Del Oro High School followed by Lincoln High School. This program is designed to reach thousands of students delivering a much-needed message about service and sacrifice. The School Honor Tour reaches the student, the parent, the local community businesses & leaders; but more importantly – it honors the Veterans who have made significant sacrifices for our freedoms. Yes, the School Honor Tour is exactly on mission to Honor-Invest-Connect! Allegiant Battle for Veterans will further develop this part of its mission. Direct resource to the CAUSE will be measurable. At Del Oro High School – a special Action Track chair was donated to Lance Corporal Thomas Parker suited to help him overcome the terrain challenges in Ronan, Montana.
Stay tuned for more exciting news on schedule for 2013 and beyond. Allegiant Battle for Veterans says “thank you” in helping us move forward, your sponsorship, and the endless volunteer effort and hours. Forward momentum does not exist otherwise!
Allegiant Battle for Veterans