The Cowtown Warriors, Pitching in For Our Wounded Warriors
In light of the recent challenges that the Wounded Warrior organization has faced, I thought it was high time to highlight the fantastic work of the Cowtown Warriors in Fort Worth, Texas.
Yours truly had the privilege of attending this month and meeting their President, Jeremy Spann.
President Spann greeting Ret. Navy Chief Hospital Corpsman, Ross Caston
“In January 2013 the leadership of Metroplex Marines Coordinating Council (MMCC) were notified that the active duty unit in Quantico, The Wounded Warrior Regiment (WWR), was being cut short of funds. In an effort to raise money for these Marines and Navy Corpsmen, Wounded Warrior Ball was born to raise funds and cover costs not taken care of by Department of Defense.”
The Cowtown Warriors hosted their Gala to help fill funding shortfalls for returning wounded military vets. This year’s Gala was hosted by the Fort Worth Club with the bulk of costs subsidized by Power Service – a local Diesel Additives company.
In its third year, the Cowtown Warriors took great pleasure in hosting their 3rd successful event where $300,000 was raised over 26 months. Jeremy Spann notes that “100% of that money goes straight to their mission, as CW is a 100% volunteer force dedicated to our service members who have served this great nation.”
The CW Gala also honored Former Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Gordon R. England and Retired 4 Star Marine General Allen, who was presented the Key to the City of Fort Worth by City Councilman Zim Zimmerman.
Cowtown Warriors highlights some of the best work of Vets and Civilians working together to help our returning Wounded Military and is a model for how organizations should be looking to serve our Vets.
Hats off to Fort Worth.
There was even a gun raffle!