Signworld recently held its Annual Golf Outing in conjunction with the Signworld Annual Convention and Tradeshow. Signworld Corporate decided that it was time to utilize the event, which over the past few years has seen a rise in attendance, to raise awareness and money for a great cause. With much consideration for many great causes, the charity of choice for the 2012 outing was the Wounded Warrior Project.
“The choice of the Wounded Warrior Project as our charity of focus became much more apparent as the right choice to us after the decision had been made. Signworld has a number of Veterans in the group, some who were injured during duty and some who weren’t, and we are eternally grateful for their service which has helped protect our Freedoms. In fact, shortly before the golf outing, we received notice at HQ that the son of a Signworld Owner was injured in a firefight in Afghanistan. We are happy to announce that he will make a full recovery, but when that news crossed our desks, we knew we were supporting the right cause with this year’s event.” Said Dan Werner, VP of Operations for Signworld.
The outing, held at The Arroyo Golf Club in Las Vegas, had 52 participants consisting of Signworld Owners, Preferred Vendors, Signworld Corporate Staff and Signworld’s special guest of honor, Ret. Army and Marine Corp. Sergeant, Joseph Perez. Joseph, who is a wounded warrior himself, is also a WWP Mentor. Joseph joined in on the fun and had a great day on the course not only playing a great round of golf, but also raising awareness of the WWP and the contributions they make to wounded vets coming home from combat.
Jack Werner, EVP of Signworld, said of the outing, “We had a great day on the course with a great group of people and we were ultimately able to do something that we preach quite often to our owners, ‘Be philanthropic’. We were able to raise awareness for a great cause and more importantly raise a good amount of money that will help in the rehabilitation process of injured vets coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan as well as other warzones around the world. We look forward to supporting the WWP and other worthy causes through our events for years to come”
To learn more about the Wounded Warrior Project, you can visit their website at www.woundedwarriorproject.org