“Along with providing a fun and festive competition, the event raises revenue for a worthy and heartfelt cause–assisting our injured men and women in the military forces who are transitioning home,” Brian Helton, marketing manager for Mercer Transportation said. “We are thankful for the opportunity to be a part of their recovery process and look forward to increasing our fundraising efforts in the years ahead. In 2014, proceeds from this event raised $13,000. The goal for this year is $25,000.
“An overall total of $131,112 has been raised in the last six years to help the Wounded Warrior Program. Our volunteers, employees, and sponsors work hard to make each of our events enjoyable and successful. Through their efforts, it gets better each year.”
Teams in the upcoming golf scramble include Mercer Transportation employees, Mercer vendors, tournament sponsors, as well as Wounded Warriors from the Louisville area. As part of the event festivities, co-sponsor Commonwealth Dodge will be donating a 2015 Dodge Dart that will be up for grabs at a “hole in one” sponsored hole.
“Five core values are associated with the Wounded Warrior Project: Fun, Integrity, Loyalty, Innovation, and Service,” Helton said. “We work hard to honor those values throughout the fundraising process in all the events that we host and everyone has a wonderful time.”
Along with the golf scramble, Mercer Transportation hosts fundraising events throughout the year including a “Bowling for the Brave Charity Event,” raffles, cookouts and sale of Wounded Warrior merchandise. The company is also planning a Veteran’s Day Challenge this Oct. 1-11, with a goal of raising $11,111 by Oct. 11.