News Release - 04-27-2009
DELTA and Fisher House Drive and Putt Their Way to Generous Donations
DELTA helps raise $548,000 for Fisher House charity.
Arlington, VA - As part of DELTActs, DELTA continues to contribute to this year’s featured charity, Fisher House, by participating in the annual Fisher House Golf Classic.
This year’s event took place on April 27th and featured Mike Hallahan, Tom Winckler, and Kevin Mills for DELTA’s team. Teamed up with wounded Army veteran, Ben Dellinger, DELTA’s team finished five under par. Dellinger was serving in Iraq when he lost his left leg to an IED.
As an intrepid sponsor for the event, DELTA made a contribution of $10,000 to Fisher House. Additionally, DELTA contributed 300 sleeves of Titleist Pro V1 golf balls and four club-level National’s tickets for a silent auction. DELTA contributed a total of $10,140 to Fisher House while the entire event raised a total of $548,000.
Although proceeds for the total event have slightly declined in tandem with the economy in comparison to years past, DELTA’s contribution has remained the same or increased since it began participating in the event in 2007.
The Fisher House Charity Golf Tournament is recognized as an America Supports You event by the Department of Defense. America Supports You is a nationwide program launched by the Department of Defense to recognize citizens' support for military men and women and to communicate that support to members of the Armed Forces at home and abroad.