May 25th is a day that has been long in coming for Army Sergeant (retired) Johnny Wilson who was injured not once, but twice while serving his country in Iraq. The Wilson family has been tested not only with these battles, but his wife has also battled her own health issues resulting from a severe brain stem stroke in May 2009. But this has not stopped this strong American family, and their service and strength is being recognized with the ground breaking of their brand new home.
The Wilson family groundbreaking will take place at their homes future location in Arlington, Texas. Johnny will be support not only by his family, but the Texas Sentinels Foundation Team Leader Kristina Hayes and BABA Support Our Troops.
(L To R) David Swanner, Kim Swanner, Dr. Denni Scates, Karen Kroesen, Whitney Peper, Cyndi Cook, Larry Schafer, Melanie Hartmann
The Heroes 5K Run sponsored by REMAX DFW Associates and Newman Village by Darling Homes on May 15th, raised over $3500 for the Texas Sentinels Foundation. Over 200 runners entered the race or fun run at Newman Village in Frisco to help raise funds for the foundation which benefit qualified members of the U.S. Armed Forces severely injured in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001.
The funds raised by this event will help recipients readjust to civilian life and prosper in their home towns or new communities, and provides financial assistance, mortgage free homes, adapted vehicles, training and education. REMAX DFW Associates have already planned another benefit for the Texas Sentinels Foundation, a charity golf Classic at Capitol Hills Golf Club September 22, 2010.
The annual Sentinels of Freedom Golf Tournament went off without a hitch this year! The two day festivities saw perfect weather and immense support from local businesses and community leaders. The Deborah Bly Team of RE/MAX Space Center and their Texas Sentinels of Freedom, League City team marched into 2010 with a mission, raising more funds for Sentinels of Freedom, League City. After their 2009 effort brought in over $62,000 for charity benefiting wounded veterans, it is clear that League City and the greater Houston area is committed to supporting wounded and disabled veterans in their community.
Taking place March 25 & March 26, the tournament was again hosted by the South Shore Harbor Country Club in League City (recently rebuilt after damage from Hurricane Ike). A noon-time shotgun start on March 25th put the tournament in motion and was followed by a black tie dinner complete with a lively fashion show for military spouses and a steak dinner sponsored by Outback Steakhouse on March 26th. Total funds raised from the event have yet to be calculated, but there is no doubt that the charity tournament was again an enormous success for wounded Veterans.
Contact the Deborah Bly Team at RE/MAX Space Center by calling 281-334-3344 or visiting www.agentbly.com or visiting www.sentinel.golfreg.com.
RE/MAX of Texas turned their annual Agent Fun Night at the 33rd annual Statewide Convention into an Agent “Fund” Night. RE/MAX Realtors, affiliates, friends, family and members of the community kicked up their heels at Billy Bob’s Texas and fundraised for the Texas Sentinels Foundation.
Texas Sentinels, (Ret.) Army Sergeant Jorge De Leon, and (Ret.) Army Sergeant Johnny Wilson were on hand to meet supporters and assist in the live auction. The live and silent auction together raised nearly $10,000 and featured such illustrious items as a guitar signed by Derks Bentley and a ball signed by the 2009 University of Texas Football Team, and a striking deer skull signed by Ted Nugent.