08/31/2016 Combined Insurance Employees Tee Up to Benefit the Jason McKie Foundation

Alli Walsh, Social Media Strategist

Golfing for a cause

Combined Insurance employees and their guests got out of the office a little early Thursday for a round of golf at the Old Orchard Country Club, located in Mount Prospect, IL. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Jason McKie Foundation, a 501 (c ) (3)non-profit dedicated to providing emergency funds for military veterans and their families.

Golfing for a cause

Employees, vendors and special guests Jason McKie, Dan Hampton and Johnnie Knox had a great afternoon on the course. Teams participated in a shotgun start to complete 18 holes, competing for longest drive, straightest drive and best scores.

Everyone appreciated the opportunity not only to have some time for fun with their colleagues, but also to participate in an event that gives back. ”We place a high priority on helping Veterans find meaningful careers, and we also continue to support military nonprofits”, noted Joseph Pennington, National Military Program Manager. “We take pride in helping organizations like the Jason McKie Foundation do their great work.”

For more information about the Jason McKie Foundation, visit his website and read our blog post in Supplementally Speaking.

Dan Hampton

Retired pro football defensive tackle, Dan Hampton, participated in the event as a show of his support for the Jason McKie Foundation.  After spending the day on the course, he entertained the crowd with a Q &A about the upcoming football season, sharing his insights into how teams are shaping up this year.

Silent Auction

The event was capped off with a dinner and a silent auction to benefit the foundation. Generous sponsors donated great items, from airplane tickets to designer bags and gift certificates.

Dennis Ontaneda, Vice President at Combined Insurance, worked behind the scenes to make sure the event ran smoothly.  Acknowledging the great support, he noted “Thanks to everyone who joined us to support the Jason McKie Foundation, especially our donors and sponsors!  We don't have all the final numbers but we know we raised over $20,000 to help our military heroes and their families.”

Dedicated to employing military veterans

Combined Insurance has been named the nation’s #1 Military Friendly Employer ® by GI Jobs Magazine for 2 years in a row.  The company is dedicated to offering career opportunities to people with military backgrounds and to supporting veteran-related charities like Snowball Express, Luke’s Wings, the Fisher House, Wounded Warriors in Action, as well as the Jason McKie Foundation.

 

Note: Combined Insurance is not affiliated with or endorsed by the U.S. government.

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