The Care Connections for Heroes campaign started on May 24th as part of TDS Tuesday at Midway Stadium during the St. Paul Saints home game. All season long, monetary donations will be collected at Saints games during every TDS Tuesday at Midway Stadium. The campaign culminates at the Tee it up for the Troops annual golf event on September 9th.
Every Tuesday when the Saints play a home game, we’ll be on hand collecting donations to help local Veterans in need, says Jason Engler, market manager for TDS Telecommunications Corp. We hope Saints fans will support our efforts to help our heroes. Together, we can truly make a difference.
In addition to collecting donations at Saints games, organizers are hosting an online auction. The auction offers hotel and restaurant certificates for personal use; they can also be donated to a veteran and his or her family. All auction proceeds will support Care Connections for Heroes.
For more information, access to the auction or to support Care Connections for Heroes, visit www.tdsbusiness.com/minnesota and click on the Care Connections for Heroes section of the web page.
On May 24th Tee it up for the Troops and other local businesses teamed up to help raise funds for Minnesota Military Veterans in need. Every year, more than 10,000 veterans contact the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) with questions or are looking for support.
The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) launched a public awareness campaign May 21, 2009 to encourage help-seeking behavior among service members and veterans with invisible wounds.
There are few things more relaxing than playing a great round of golf and even fewer more rewarding than knowing you are giving back with every swing. GolfWorm and Tee it up for the Troops are proud to announce an exclusive partnership program that allows members the opportunity to sign up for great deals through www.golfworm.com which will donate a generous portion of the proceeds to Tee it up for the Troops.
Gabby Accad (Versatile Vehicles, a loyal sponsor of Tee it up for the Troops) and Jennifer Gouette (King Solutions, a logistic tranporting business) were honored by John Kline as recipients of the Star of the North Congressional Award. They received the reward in recognition for their part in getting a golf cart to Afghanistan for our troops.
The Star of the North Congressional Award was designed to publicly recognize the extraordinary acts of service, the random acts of kindness of Minnesotans in the 2nd District to our community and our world.
“We are blessed in Minnesota to be surrounded by so many selfless individuals who are willing to step up to address the needs they see in our communities and beyond,” Congressman John Kline said. “These ‘Stars of the North’ have given far more than they have received — volunteering, offering a helping hand, reaching out to a neighbor to ask, ‘what can I do for you?’ “