It’s About the Warriors Foundation
It’s About the Warriors Foundation received a $10,000 donation from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving. The donation will be used to support outreach programs such as sports, hunting, and fishing for veterans.
The sports programs allow veterans with cognitive and/or physical injuries to engage themselves in activities that will alleviate stress and anxiety they might have with or without visible injuries. The sports programs assist the veteran in building their confidence, self-esteem, and leadership abilities they once had. Some of the sports programs include ice hockey, softball, golf, scuba diving, archery, and more. The hunting, fishing, and camping adventure program helps veterans build camaraderie and confidence with what the great outdoors has to offer.
It’s About the Warriors Foundations assists and empowers all post 9/11 veterans and their families from the Tri-State Area whether they have been wounded or deployed with various programs that lead to a successful and enriched life. The Foundation was created in 2012 by Steve Monteleone, a seven-year U.S. Air Force Veteran. What was supposed to be a golf tournament fundraising event at Olde Stonewall Golf Club in Ellwood City, PA, for the injured Semper Fi Fund has grown into a nonprofit organization that reaches veterans and their families in the Tri-State Area.
Pictured is Founder Steve Monteleone, left; Joe Weidner, of Pace-O-Matic; and Representative Rob Mercuri.
American Legion Post 268
Former Penn State Football and NFL player Lavar Arrington, along with retired NFL player Lito Sheppard, met with members of the American Legion Post 268 in Muncy on Monday. The group discussed the importance of keeping skill games in Veterans’ organizations.
“It helps keep the operations, the cost of our operations down. Where we don’t have to have to go into other funds and it helps with the payroll operations expenses to keep the facility open,” said Steve Haeffer, Commander, American Legion Post 268.
Belleau Wood Chapter of Leathernecks Nation Motorcycle Club
The Belleau Wood Chapter of Leathernecks Nation Motorcycle Club received a $3,000 donation from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving. The organization is a Marine Corps veteran nonprofit that raises funds to assist military veterans in the Lehigh Valley as well as on a national level. The donation was used to sponsor the 10th annual Semper Fi Fest to be held on August 20. This event raise monies to donate to nonprofits such as Semper Fi, America’s Fund, and The Victory House of Lehigh Valley. Pictured are Belleau Wood Leatherneck’s CAM, left, Mad Dog, Kobra, and Traveler.
Rockwood Veterans Memorial Community Park
The Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving Project is committed to supporting causes that improve communities and quality of life for the residents. It has donated more than $2 million to Pennsylvanian charities in the last two years. Rockwood's park project will receive $10,000.
"The money will go toward the next phase which will be the pavilion pad and pavilion," said Larry Mazer, a member of the park committee. "The park will honor veterans of the Rockwood area who served our country in the past and who are currently serving to preserve the liberties of this nation. Additionally, the park will recognize the many citizens who have, and continue to make the Rockwood area their home."
VFW Post 1718 of East Harrisburg
Members of the VFW Post 1718 of East Harrisburg received $3,146.37 to replace their beverage cooler that was on the way out. The VFW provides a veteran support to the community in Dauphin County.
American Legion Post 17
American Legion Post 17 received a $6,000 donation recently to help offset the cost to replace their parking lot. Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving made a $3,000 donation to the organization in which MidState Amusements matched that! Post 17 assists veterans and families in need, provides scholarship assistance, and aids in community service projects to those in DuBois. Pictured is Fred Wood, of MidState Amusements, left; John Fritz, American Legion Post 17 President; and Lynn Wheland, of Miele Amusements.
Gallitzin American Legion
The Gallitzin American Legion received a $5,000 donation from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving. The donation will be used to help offset the cost to restore and repair the facility’s Oriental Ballroom floor. The ballroom remains one of the original ballrooms in the area and is used to cater community events such as fundraisers, blood drives, youth sport organizations, military funerals, and weddings for Cambria and Blair counties. Over the years, with constant wear and tear the floor needed repairs and otherwise would be closed. Pictured is Scott Kochara, American Legion Commander, left; Shawn McMahon, Legion Member; Lynn Wheland, of Miele Manufacturing; and Bruce Myers, Legion Member.
Claysburg American Legion Auxiliary Unit 522
Maria Leppert, President, accepts a $1,500 donation on behalf of the Claysburg American Legion Auxiliary Unit 522. The American Legion in Duncansville, Blair County, is a veteran’s organization that serves the community. The donation will be used to help local veteran and community members in need as well as the Veteran Food Share Program.
As of November 11, 2022, Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving has donated $87,846.37 to Veterans Organizations in the state.
- All Fore Folds
- American Legion Riders Post 516
- American Legion Post 17
- American Legion Post 174
- American Legion Post 268
- American Legion Post 733
- Archbald Borough Veterans Monument Park
- Belleau Wood Leathernecks
- Claysburg American Legion Auxiliary Unit 522
- Community Foundation for the Alleghenies
- East Harrisburg VFW Post 1718
- Folds of Honor
- FSB Initative
- It's About the Warrior Foundation
- Veterans Promise
- Warrior Strong
- Western PA Folds of Honors
- Wyoming VFW Post 396