Duke Pope, event organizer for the Destin Lacrosse Tournament and Destin Rockets high school division coach, recently presented a $500 donation to Fisher House of the Coast, Inc. from their club tournament held Veterans Day weekend at the Morgan Sports Complex.
The check was presented to board members Jim Yurack and Shirley Pigott, Secretary and Past President, along with House Managers Don Peckham and SSgt Thompson and Administrative Director, Mia Hughes. The sport continues to gain momentum and event organizers hope increased interest translates to local schools establishing lacrosse at the high school level.
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Duke Pope, event organizer for the Destin Spring Lacrosse Invitational, recently presented a $1,000 donation to Fisher House of the Coast, Inc. from their two-day club tournament held in April at the Morgan Sports Complex in Destin.
The check was presented to board members Jim Yurack, Katy Mitchell, Shirley Pigott and President, Teresa Halverson, along with House Manager Ron Gribble and Administrative Director, Mia Hughes. The tournament continues to gain momentum each year and event organizers hope increased interest translates to local schools establishing lacrosse at the high school level. Duke Pope, Destin Rockets high school division coach said, “We want to get more visibility from the local area. Someone told me, “Lacrosse is the best sport you’re not currently watching.” Approximately 40 club teams from Louisiana to Tallahassee participated at the inaugural Destin Spring Lacrosse invitational and this year, a second day was added and included a championship.
“We appreciate Duke’s commitment to sports programs for area youth, many of whom move every few years with their military parents.” said Teresa Halverson, board of director’s president. “Partnering with Fisher House as our cause champion serves two-fold, to raise awareness for both our mission and the increasingly popular sport of lacrosse. “
Rob Reyes, owner of O’Connor’s Pub & Grill in Navarre, Florida, recently presented a $2,500 donation to Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, Inc. through their 6th Annual Pub Crawl, t-shirt sales. Donations made to Fisher House enable the organization to continue supporting military families during medical needs with lodging and transportation. Fisher House, located on Eglin AFB opened in September of 2010, and has saved military families over $1,000,000 in lodging and transportation. The geographic footprint offers services to residents from Pensacola to Panama City.
The check was presented to board members Bob Lynn and Mark Stogsdill, along with Administrative Director, Mia Hughes.
“We appreciate Rob’s military service and his devotion to our mission,” said Teresa Halverson, board of director’s president. “The annual Pub Crawl continues to gain momentum, both in popularity and prosperity for our organization, year after year. “
Eglin Federal Credit Union President Jerry Williams presents $1,000 in gift cards to Fisher House of the Emerald Coast house manager Ron Gribble, Board Administrative Director Mia Hughes, and Board President Teresa Halverson. The Armed Forces Financial Network partners with federal credit unions to provide the gift cards as a way of saying “Thank You” for the service and sacrifices made by military families. Jerry remarked, “EFCU strives to make a difference in the lives of our US Service members and their families and appreciates AFFN’s support with the gift cards.” In addition to the gift cards, EFCU provides no‐surcharge access with the AFFN ATM network at its base locations for military personnel.
Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, Inc. is an independent non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code, EIN 26-0283970, PO Box 2007/350 Boatner Road, Eglin AFB, FL 32542. www.fisherhouseemeraldcoast.org/850-259-4956
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