Thank you First Coast News! Your continued support and generosity has made such a difference in helping True Blue enhance the lives of the military families in our community. #Tegna and @FCN2go
left to right – Lori Dorman, FCN Operations Mgr, Meagan Harris, FCN News Dir, Rob Mennie, General Manager & Senior VP -Tegna
True Blue met the guidelines for a $10,000 grant from Delores Barr Weaver Fund. Like all funds contributed to True Blue, 100% of the grant will be used for benefit of the Navy Families in Jacksonville.
About the Delores Barr Weaver Fund
Delores Barr Weaver established this Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida in 2012 to provide grants to nonprofit organizations that do work she has supported over many years and to encourage others to do so as well. Mrs. Weaver has an extraordinary legacy of philanthropy, and she has provided transformative support to dozens of nonprofit organizations that uplift, enlighten and advance our community. Her establishment of the Delores Barr Weaver Fund ($50 million) in 2012 was the largest gift in The Community Foundation’s history.
About The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida
The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, Florida’s oldest and largest community foundation, works to stimulate philanthropy to build a better community. The Foundation helps donors invest their philanthropic gifts wisely, helps nonprofits serve the region effectively, and helps people come together to make the community a better place. Now in its 53rd year, the Foundation has assets of $344 million and has made nearly $410 million in grants since 1964. For more information: www.jaxcf.org.
Free wellness workshops for military spouses at NAS JAX.
Mike Ryan is an expert in the Sports Medicine field. Per his website, www.mikeryansportsmedicine.com, "Mike Ryan is an expert in the Sports Medicine field. As a 26 year certified athletic trainer and registered physical therapist veteran in the National Football League (NFL), Mike has outstanding first-hand sports medicine experience in the fields of injury prevention, injury rehabilitation and performance enhancement of elite athletes."
Thanks to a generous donation from True Blue, Mike will be offering his services for free on a monthly basis to the NAS JAX families who are members of a local chapter of Stroller Warriors Running Club.
Mike is excited to work with these Stroller Warriors to help them improve their health and stay injury-free.
We're Military Spouses. We're Runners. We're Stroller Warriors.
From their website: Stroller Warriors® is a FREE running club for military spouses and their family members. Our mission is to help military families around the world live happier, healthier lives through fitness, friendship, leadership, goal-setting, networking, fundraising, and community outreach. Our vision is to secure a place for Stroller Warrior chapters in military communities around the world.
Please visit http://www.strollerwarriors.com/ to learn more about their mission and how you can help support them.
Pat, a former Mayport XO, has stepped down from the Board after almost 3 years of service. Pat was instrumental in helping us define and implement our Naval station Mayport Lake Wonderwood recreational development project. We deeply appreciate all Pat has done for us and will continue to do as a valued volunteer.
Did you know Mayport based Navy personnel deployed on ships to bring supplies and help residents devastated by Hurricane Irma? We gratefully thank them for their service and acknowledge their families who continually sacrifice so that their loved ones can help others and keep America safe.
Navy Moves Carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, 4 More Ships for Potential Hurricane Irma Relief OperationsBy: Ben Werner September 8, 2017 1:54 PM READ MORE
This poem was written by a woman who is married to a 30-year active duty career military officer, now retired. It's speaks to the sacrifice made by our military families - those that True Blue is honored to support.
The Spring issue of our True Blue News letter is out! Catch up on the latest news and information about our progress at Lake Wonderwood and the fantastic events, past and future, that enable True Blue to meet our mission.
True Blue Spring News - 2017
Randy Nader purchased the 2017 PLAYERS experience with Billy Hurley III and his caddie, Clay, for his daughter, Samantha at our live auction at our 2016 TB Golf Tournament. Added + was Gary Woodland and Matt Kuchar joined them.
Kathy & Bill Fehling purchased the 2017 PLAYERS experience with Russell Knox at our live auction at our 2016 TB Golf Tournament. Added + was Mark Leischman and his caddie, Matt joined them.
True Blue: Navy Families Benefactors, Inc. is an all volunteer nonprofit formed In January 2012 to enhance the quality of life for Jacksonville, Florida, Navy families.