Tyto Athene’s 13th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Raises Over $53,000 for the Fisher House Foundation
Herndon, VA – September 22, 2021–Tyto Athene, LLC, an IT services and solutions company headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, announced today that it has raised over $53,000 at their 13th Annual Golf Tournament, all of which has been donated to the Fisher House Foundation.
Held on September 9th, over 120 golfers gathered at 1757 Golf Club in Dulles, Virginia to join in the tournament. The total donation amount came from contributions by the sponsors, golfers, and charitable gifts from the attendees of the tournament.
The Fisher House is a private-public partnership that supports members of the Armed Forces, retirees, veterans, and their families. Fisher House Foundation builds comfort homes where military & veteran families can stay free of charge, while a loved one is in the hospital. These homes are located at military and VA medical centers around the world. In 2020 alone, 13,000 families were served. Fisher House Foundation also operates the Hero Miles program, using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members as well as the Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near medical centers without charge. The Foundation also manages a grant program that supports other charities and scholarship funds for military children, spouses, and children of fallen and disabled veterans.
“We are grateful to Tyto Athene for their continued support to military and veteran families through Fisher House Foundation,” said Fisher House Foundation President, Dave Coker. “Over the last 13 years, the money raised by this generous organization has made a tremendous impact during the most difficult times, when a loved one is undergoing treatment at a military or VA medical center.”
Tyto Athene held their first Charity Golf Tournament in 2007 in collaboration with the local Department of Information Management (DOIM) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina to raise funds for a local Fisher House to be built at Fort Bragg. This effort grew into an annual charitable event that was held at a local Fayetteville, NC public golf course for the first 5 years until the venue was moved to Northern Virginia in 2012. Over the past 13 years, Tyto’s charity event has raised over $350,000 for the Fisher House Foundation. To maximize the funds donated, Tyto Athene covers all the costs associated with the tournament to ensure that hundred percent of proceeds collected are donated directly to the Fisher House.
“Tyto is proud to be a long-standing supporter of the Fisher House Foundation, which provides amazing support to service members and their families,” said Tyto Athene CEO, Chris Meilhammer. “We are very excited to be able to provide additional resources to further their mission and are thankful for our partners and sponsors that make our events successful.”
Tyto Athene plans to continue their tradition of hosting the annual tournament in September 2022.
The Fisher House is a private-public partnership supporting members of the Armed Forces, retirees, veterans, and their families. This program recognizes the sacrifices of our military by meeting their needs beyond that normally provided by the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs. Fisher House Foundation donates “comfort homes,” built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers, enabling family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful time – during hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury. Annually, the Fisher House program serves over 10,000 families and has made nearly 3 million days of lodging available to family members since its inception in 1990. By law, there is no charge for any family to stay at a Fisher House.
More information about the Fisher House Foundation may be found at: www.fisherhouse.org
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