Prism Patriot Invitational Surpasses a Quarter of Million Dollars In Donations to Support Veteran, Military Groups
ST. LOUIS, MO – The third annual Prism Patriot Invitational generated over $97,000 for veterans and members of the military and their families. The annual golf outing, held at the Log Cabin Club in St. Louis, was established by Charley Wallace in 2014 and is underwritten by Prism Medical USA. It has now raised more than a quarter of a million dollars in the last three years for two of this country’s leading veteran/military support groups: U.S.VETS-St. Louis and the Patriot Foundation in Ft. Bragg, NC.
Wallace, who is president of Prism Medical USA and host for the event, said that 100 percent of the donations raised by Prism Patriot go directly to the two groups. “The level of support we have received from our donors has grown in each of the last three years,” Wallace explained. “We are grateful for their continuing generosity and contributions in support of our mission to help such highly regarded veteran/military organizations.”
“We started Prism Patriot for the simple reason that we, as citizens, owe much to our military men and women who have served or who are currently on active duty, as well as their families. The sacrifices they have made in defending our freedoms must be recognized. And, their needs when they get back home or out of the service must be addressed,” Wallace said.
U.S.VETS-St. Louis, with its facility located in St. John, provides programs and housing for homeless or at-risk veterans and their families. The Patriot Foundation serves families of soldiers killed or injured from the Fort Bragg, NC area. Both groups are 501(c)(3) organizations and leaders in addressing the needs of their respective veteran or military communities.
According to Wallace, Prism Medical and its supply chain partners are dedicated to hiring veterans. “We aggressively recruit vets who bring their skills and professionalism to the workplace,” he said. “Because of their military training and experience, vets are ready to get the job done on day one.
William (Bill) Wallace, executive director of U.S.VETS-St. Louis, and Army General (Ret) William (Buck) Kernan, advisory board member of the Patriot Foundation, were the featured speakers at the 2016 Invitational’s evening reception.
For photos and event information, please view our 2016 Event Recap Page.