Many people have both a love for showing their support for those in the military and for enjoying some adult beverages. Now, they can do both at the same time, by participating in one or both of the fundraising events hosted by Tackitt Family Vineyards in early April. The EOD Warrior Foundation has teamed up with the vineyard to offer two fun events that will generate support for the organization that helps many EOD warriors and their families each year.
“We are thrilled to team up with the EOD Warrior Foundation to offer the public a couple of great fundraising events,” explains Leon Tackitt, of Tackitt Family Vineyards, located in Paso Robles, Calif. “We encourage people to bring friends and come out and have some fun. They can do so knowing they are supporting this great organization that helps so many of our EOD technicians.”
There are two upcoming events that EOD Warrior Foundation and Tackitt Family Vineyard have teamed up for. They include:
- Warriors Helping Warriors Fundraiser – On April 7, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tackitt Family Vineyard is teaming up with Barrelhouse Brewing Co. A dollar from every beer sold will be donated to the EOD Warrior Foundation. The event will also feature live music from the group Six Feet Over. Those attending should bring lawn chairs. Barrelhouse Brewing Co. is located at 3055 Limestone Way in Paso Robles.
- 6th Annual Warriors Helping Warriors – On April 8, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., join Tackitt Family Vineyard to have a blast while bottling the latest releases of EOD Cellars Wine. A $35 per person donation provides entry to the event which includes a day of bottling, live music, handmade wood-fired pizzas, a t-shirt, wine glass, and unlimited fun with friends, all while supporting the EOD Warrior Foundation. All funds raised will be given to the foundation to support their mission. Bring chairs, kick back, and enjoy the live music of Wine Country Troubadours, and Six Feet Over. Tackitt Family Vineyard is located at 6640 Von Dollen Road in San Miguel, Calif.
“We are truly grateful for the wonderful support we receive from Tackitt Family Vineyards,” explains Nicole Motsek, executive director of the EOD Warrior Foundation. “They make incredible wines, and have gone out of their way to create unique FUNdraisers to benefit the EOD Warrior Foundation. I know both of these events will be a great success.”
EOD Cellar Wines is a line produced by Tackitt Family Vineyard that supports the EOD Warrior Foundation. The selection includes varieties of reds, whites, and box gift sets. The wines are available online and in select stores.
For the 7,000 members of our military who are Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians, the rate of those veterans needing assistance may even be higher than other areas of the military, because their job is one of the most dangerous in the military. EOD technicians are highly trained military members serving in the Army, Marines, Navy, and Air Force and are responsible for disarming, rendering safe, and disposing of bombs. When EOD technicians are wounded, they sustain some of the most severe and often life-changing injuries including loss of limbs, burns, paralysis, blindness, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
The EOD Warrior Foundation helps this elite group by providing financial relief, therapeutic healing retreats, a scholarship program, care of the EOD Memorial Wall located at Eglin AFB, Fla. and more. Their work is supported by private donations and the generosity of those who support the organization. To learn more about the EOD Warrior Foundation, visit their site at: www.eodwarriorfoundation.org.