13th Annual 100 Holes for Our Heroes Fundraiser
MILWAUKEE (June 26, 2020) – On July 4, 2020, golf enthusiast Carl Meyer will spend his Independence Day raising tens of thousands of dollars to benefit military families while he plays more than 100 holes of golf. In fact, he will be playing 113 holes to mark the 13th year of fundraising for Hire Heroes USA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment.
Meyer will tee off around 5 a.m. on July 4th at the Chenequa Country Club in Chenequa, Wis. and will golf all 113 holes (weather permitting). As of Friday, Carl has received pledges for more than $70,000 for this year’s event and is hoping to raise at least $100,000. Viewers or readers can support his cause here.
Since he started this tradition in 2007, Meyer has raised a total of more than $900,000 and counting. Those efforts have empowered at least 500 veterans and military spouses to find meaningful employment.
“As our clients navigate a challenging economic environment, Carl’s support is more important than ever,” said Hire Heroes USA CEO Ross Dickman. “Military members are still leaving the service during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Carl’s passion and support help to ensure they can find fulfilling and purposeful work after their time in uniform. We are extremely proud and humbled by his dedication and commitment.”
The funds that Meyer brings in will be used to provide various employment services at no cost to eligible clients, including:
Virtual Career Coaching: Clients receive one-on-one assistance from individually assigned Transition Specialists to create a professionally-revised resume, teach effective job search techniques, and help a client understand their transferable skills.
Volunteer Mentoring: More than 650 volunteers support Hire Heroes USA clients with industry-specific mentoring, mock interviews, and networking opportunities.
Access to the Hire Heroes USA Job Board and training resources.
In 2019, Hire Heroes USA assisted 10,000 veterans and military spouses’ land employment, an exciting milestone helped along by Meyer’s efforts.
To donate to 100 Holes for Our Heroes, visit the event website.