August 28, 2023 L.E. Myers Raises $46K for the Wounded Warriors Project
The L.E. Myers Co. hosted its 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament on August 28, 2023, benefiting the Wounded Warriors Project, an organization dedicated to providing simple care, services, and programs to veterans. For three consecutive years, the event took place at the Dominion Golf Club in Glen Allen, VA, reflecting the company’s unwavering commitment to charitable causes.
This annual golf tournament is not just about hitting the greens; it’s a heartfelt initiative that seeks to make a positive impact on the lives of veterans who have sacrificed for their country. The selection of the Wounded Warriors Project as the beneficiary reflects an engaging process where employees actively participate in choosing an honorable charitable organization. Jon Arganbright, Senior Operations Manager, played a pivotal role in connecting with Dan Miller, a representative of the Wounded Warrior Project. Through this connection, Jon and the planning team gained insight into the organization and the incredible work it does for veterans and their families.
Dan Millers story is a testament to the transformative power of the Wounded Warriors Project. At the age of 17, he made the life-altering decision to join the Marine Corps. Dan’s motivation to serve came from the values instilled in him by his mother, who emphasized service to others before self. His 30-year career in the U.S. Marine Corps was marked by both adventures and the grim realities of warfare. He candidly shared, “Seeing death, causing death, living with death is something I shall never forget. The overwhelming guilt of losing so many of my brothers in combat.” Dan’s story embodies the immense sacrifices made by military personnel in their service to the nation.
The Wounded Warriors Project provided Dan with a lifeline. He spoke of how the organization gave him a sense of meaning and the belief that he could continue making a positive impact on the world. Events like this tournament offer wounded warriors like Dan an opportunity to be among fellow veterans and patriots, forging a sense of camaraderie that is invaluable for their emotional healing and well-being.
The decision to make the Wounded Warriors Project the recipient of this year’s tournament was not made lightly. The event was a huge success with 103 golfers participating and more than $46,000 raised. These contributions play a significant role in advancing the Wounded Warrior Project’s mission, which is to honor and empower individuals like Dan. The organization achieves this through direct programs in mental health, career counseling, and long-term rehabilitative care, as well as advocacy efforts to ensure the welfare of veterans.
The success of this charity golf tournament is a testament to the generosity and support of our sponsors, participants, and employees who have rallied behind this noble cause. Without your continued dedication, this event would not have been possible!