The Carrington Charitable Foundation held its 9th Annual Golf Classic benefitting CCF’s Signature Programs that support post 9/11 combat wounded American Veterans on October 14, 2019, at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, California. The event raised more than $1.8 million for its initiatives that enable Mobility, Stability, Purpose and Prosperity for U.S. servicemen and women returning from post-9/11 battlefields. CCF is the nonprofit organization of The Carrington Companies. More than 260 golfers participated and the event culminated in a dinner and auction attended by more than 500 people – the largest attendance in the event’s nine-year history.
“It is a tremendous honor for us to organize this event each year, and we are grateful that so many donors, partners, friends and families have joined us in this worthy cause,” said Rosemary Rose, Chairman, Carrington Charitable Foundation. “It is a privilege to continue to support and expand the CCF programs that help the Veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much while protecting our freedom.”
U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills and his family were among the honored Veterans at this year’s tournament. On April 10, 2012, Staff Sergeant Mills was critically injured on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan by an IED while on patrol, losing portions of both legs and both arms. He is one of only five quadruple amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive his injuries. He shared the story of his recovery and how CCF was able to assist with attendees during an evening reception.
“Carrington Charitable Foundation has been like a family to me, my wife, Kelsey, and our two children,” he said. “Not only have they supported our nonprofit’s mission, they gave us stability by providing a home so we can concentrate on pushing forward. When we first heard about CCF and the possibility of having a home through Carrington House, it almost didn’t seem real – until the day my family and I moved into our fully adaptive home. The CCF team and its donors and supporters are fantastic, and Kelsey and I will do whatever we can to let people know that CCF is doing great things with everything they do.”