ALPHARETTA, Ga. June 12, 2013 – Continuing his yearly fundraising event and dedication to helping the men and women of the US Armed Forces, Carl Meyer will celebrate Independence Day by hosting the 6th annual 100 Holes for Our Heroes fundraiser benefitting Hire Heroes USA. Hire Heroes is a national nonprofit organization that is committed to serving our nation’s veterans through personalized employment training and corporate engagement.
“We are blessed to live in the USA, and we would not enjoy our freedoms if it were not for the selfless acts of the servicemen and women who ensure them every day,” said Carl Meyer, 100 Holes for Our Heroes founder. “Hire Heroes USA provides needed employment transition services to those most deserving of our country’s support.”
100 Holes for Our Heroes will be held on July 4, 2013, at Chenequa Country Club in Hartland, WI. For the 6th year in a row, Meyer, a longtime golfer, will attempt to play 100 holes of golf in a single day in his two-pronged mission to increase awareness for Hire Heroes and raise funds. Meyer hopes to raise over $60,000 for Hire Heroes this year, building on the $244,000 he has raised since 2008.
All funds raised from the annual golfing event will benefit Hire Heroes’ daily operations and Warrior Transition Workshops. These workshops provide comprehensive career transition training at no cost to service members. During the 2-day workshops, participants develop a post-military strategic plan, create a resume that conveys experience and value to employers, learn how to conduct an effective job search, and practice interview techniques while building self-confidence.
“This event has been absolutely critical to our success in helping veterans,” said Brian Stann, chief executive officer of Hire Heroes. “Carl Meyer is a pioneer for this organization, assisting us from the beginning and raising annual donations that have helped us grow our service capacity to veterans and their spouses nationwide. We currently serve several hundred veterans a month and are conducting over 100 employment assistance events on military bases in 2013.”
Meyer has already raised over $40,440 for this year’s event. Through the donations of individuals, corporations, and sponsors, he hopes to reinforce the importance of giving back to the US Military’s men and women. More information about the event, including how to donate or become a sponsor, can be found online.
About Hire Heroes USA
Founded in 2005, Hire Heroes USA is a national, nonprofit organization headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga. Hire Heroes USA is dedicated to creating job opportunities for US military veterans and their spouses through personalized employment training and corporate engagement. Hire Heroes USA has gained national recognition for its comprehensive “recruitment to placement” continuum of veteran assistance and corporate engagement, resulting in one veteran confirmed hired every day. For more information visit http://www.hireheroesusa.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Hire Heroes USA
Director, Corporate Relations and Development