Shawn Russell not only ran a successful Marine Marathon in Washington, D.C. in October, but shattered his goal of $2,500 for the Captain Scott Corwin Foundation by over $1,500. The final tally for his efforts is $4,017.
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation would like to extend our heartfealt thanks to Shawn and his efforts, and to all of those who contributed to his run for Scottie. We at the Foundation are just overwhelmed by the support folks have given Shawn from virtually all over the country, and we want to thank each and every one of you on behalf of Shawn and everyone here at Scottie's Foundation.
Shawn Russell, a 1999 classmate of Scott at West Point, dedicated his run in the 2009 Marine Corps Marathon for Scottie's Foundation. Shawn is a retired Captain of the U.S. Army Special Forces.
"I met Scotty when we were introduced by a mutual friend in 2000. We were roommates for 3 years before Scott was transfered to Ft. Stewart, GA. I was in training at Ft. Bragg, NC in 2004 when I learned about Scott's murder. Years later, after hearing about another runner using a marathon to raise funds for muscular dystrophy (MS), I decided to do the same to raise funds to the Captain Scott Corwin Foundation.
I just wanted to send you all a note of sincere thanks for your donation to the Captain Scott Corwin Foundation. Although my initial goal was $2500, thanks to the almost 60 of you who gave so generously, we raised $4017, or 161% of our goal. I couldn't not have imagined that word would spread like it did, or that we would raise the amount we did.
Again, thank you for your generousity and support for this worthy cause.
Thanks to the many donations to Shawn Russell's run in the Marine Marathon, he has met and exceeded his goal of $2,500. The Foundation wants to extend their deep appreciation to all of those who so generously donated, and to Shawn for his efforts.
The 2015 Football Awards Night was delayed for almost two weeks as the Hinsdale South Hornets made a run at the state title, losing in the semi-final game. On December 2, 2015, members of the entire football program gathered for the annual event. In the last presentation of the evening, Jamie Gronko, Vice President of the Captain Scott Corwin Foundation and sister of the late Army Captain, presented the 2015 Captain Scott Corwin Award to senior Seth Biedrzycki. The Award goes to a senior member of the Hinsdale South football team for athletics, scholarship, citizenship and leadership in honor of Scott who played at Hinsdale South in the 1990's.
Seth displayed outstanding accomplishments and community service to garner the Award, voted on by the board of directors of the Foundation. The 2015 presentation marked the tenth consecutive year that the Corwin Foundation has awarded a student-athlete from the Hinsdale South football team the Scott Corwin Award, which includes a $1,000 scholarship. The Foundation has granted $18,000 in scholarships since 2006.
The Corwin Foundation would like to thank Head Coach Mike Barry and his staff for their help and continued support of the Award.
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation has embarked on another Troop support initiative with its Project 1. The program is well underway, as letters were sent out to all 128 Division I college football teams across the country asking them to send a #1 jersey for the 1st Aviation Company, Ist Division from Fort Riley, Kansas. The 1-1 ARB is currently serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
This is the Corwin Foundation's third project of its kind, duplicating the successes of previous Project 92 in 2005 and Project 4 in 2008. We hope to top our previous record of 64 jerseys received under the Project 4 banner. All jerseys and related items sent to the Foundation are shipped to the 1-1 ARB to be raffled off to the 500 Soldier Battalion.
We've been blessed by the outpouring of support by the colleges and university football teams from every corner of the country, displaying their support of the Troops with their #1 jersey. We can't thank them enough for the morale that their jerseys provide to the Soldiers that we've supported in the past, and for our current Project 1
Hinsdale South High School Senior Cameron Maher is the recipient of the 2013 Captain Scott Corwin Award for athletics, scholarship, citizenship and leadership. The Award was presented by Foundation vice president and sister of Scott Jamie Gronko on November 20th at the Darien, Illinois high school as part of the Falls Sports Awards Night.
Cameron was chosen by the board of directors of the Captain Scott Corwin Award after reviewing resumes and interview information. We were proud to select Cameron as the 2013 recipient of the Corwin Award, which includes a $1,000 scholarship for helping with his higher educational needs.
This year's Award marks the 8th consecutive year that it has been presented to a member of the Hinsdale South High School football team in honor of Scott, where he played during the mid 1990's. The $1,000 also marks a total of $16,000 awarded in scholarships since 2006.
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation wants to thank Head Coach Mike Barry and his staff for their help and continued support of the Award.
On November 14th, the Captain Scott Corwin Foundation was proud to select the recipient of the 2012 Captain Scott Corwin Award for athletics, scholarship, citizenship and leadership. The year's Award marks the seventh consecutive year of the Award, presented to a member of the Hinsdale South High School football team, Scott's alma mater. It also marked a total of $15,000 in scholarships granted by the Corwin Foundation that have accompanied the Award over the past seven years.
The 2012 recipient of the Captain Scott Corwin Award goes to Stephen O' Neill. Stephen's accomplishments on and off the field, in the classroom and in his community were truly impressive. The Award was presented by Coach Mike Barry at the Fall Awards Program night at Hinsdale South. The Award includes a $1,000 scholarship for Stephen's future educational needs.
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation would like to extend our gratitude to Coach Barry and his staff for their support and help in the selection process. The Corwin Foundation would also like to congratulate Stephen and wish him the best in his future endeavors.
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation is proud to announce that Jay McGowan is the recipient of the third annual 2008 Captain Scott Corwin Award. The Award was presented by Foundation president Allison Corwin at the Hinsdale South High School's Fall Sports Awards Night Wednesday, November 19th.
The Captain Scott Corwin Award is presented to a member of the Darien, Illinois High School's football team for athletics, scholarship, citizenship and leadership, and includes a $2,000 college scholarship. The Award was created by the Foundation to honor the memory of Scott at Hinsdale South where he captained his football and hockey teams.
"The Foundation is extremely proud to present this Award to Jay in our efforts to promote leadership both on and off the field". The Foundation has awarded $8,000 to date in our Captain Scott Corwin Award scholarship program. Former recipients of the Award were Matt Sulkowski in 2006 and Jon Goldsher in 2007.
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation would like to thank Coach Alex Bitto and his staff for their invaluable help in the selection process and their promotion of the Award.
87 Year old Marine Still Serves
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation is proud to team up with an 87 year old Marine from Hopewell, Pennsylvania to provide paintings of Fallen Heroes. Mr. Alex Yawor has dedicated himself to use his talents to give the families of these Heroes a keepsake for them to remember.
The Corwin Foundation provides the funds for Mr. Yawor's supplies, framing and shipping to those who request a portrait, and there is no cost to the families.
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation has created a new initiative called "Students for Troops". As part of our continuing support for our adopted unit, the 4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment stationed in Iraq, we are asking nine teachers and their students to support one of the Troops of the 4th Squadron.
The 4th is nearing the one year point of their deployment, and will be spending their second holiday season away from home. By adopting one of the Troops, the teachers and their class will be encouraged to write letters to their adopted unit. With the holiday season approaching, it will be a great opportunity for the students to take a moment out of their holiday season to say 'thank you' to the Soldiers of the 4th.
If you are a teacher and are interested in having your class be a part of "Students for Troops", you can contact the Corwin Foundation by emailing us on the Contact Page, or by calling the Foundation at 724-218-1241.
|Air Raider Troop|
8th Grade Class
Eisenhower Junior High School
Mrs. Ktistou's 6th Grade Class
Eisenhower Junior High School
Mrs. Dianne Sarver's and Miss Heather Shea's 4th Grade Class
Blackhawk Intermediate School
Sherry Tisdale's 4th Grade Classes
West Allegheny School District
Mr. Brian Sullivan's 4th Grade Class
Elm Street Elementary School
On Monday, August 25th, the Steak N Shake restaurant on 75th Street in Darien, Illinois held a fundraiser for the Captain Scott Corwin Foundation. Supporters of the Foundation in the Darien area spent part of their day at the establishment, presenting vouchures with their meals that would direct 20% of their purchase toward the local charity.
Shake N Shake has announced that $1,305.30 worth of food was purchased with the vouchures, and the Corwin Foundation will receive a contribution of $261.06. The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation would like to thank Steak N Shake for their outstanding support, and Katie Graczyk for putting it all together an behalf of the restaurant.
The Foundation would also like to express our sincere thanks to everyone in the Darien community who came out to the Steak N Shake in support of Scottie's Foundation.
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation is truly saddened to report that USMC SGT Merlin German has passed away. SGT German was one of the first patients we visited at the Brooke Army Medical Center after the Foundation was created.
We spent time with him at the burn unit, and he was able to attend our Army/Texas A&M tailgate in September of 2006. We will always remember Merlin, his true courage, his service to his country, and how he indeed exemplified the motto of the United States Marine Corps - Semper Fi. Be Thou At Peace, Merlin German. We wish his family Godspeed.
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation would like to honor the passing of Leon J. Balza. Mr. Balza was a veteran of WWII, and many members of his extended family have or are currently serving in the military and the Coast Guard. We wish everyone in the Balza clan Godspeed. Be thou at peace, Leon Balza.
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation will be hosting a Final Four Party for the Brooke Army Medical Center Saturday, April 5th in San Antonio. The event will take place at Sunset Station, adjacent to the Alamodome where the NCAA Men's Basketball Finals will be held this year.
The Foundation is expecting over 100 BAMC patients and their families to watch the two semi-final games on big screen TVs, while they enjoy the food, entertainment and basketball hoops set up for the kids. The FRG from the 4th Squadron/3d ACR at Fort Hood will be guests of the Foundation for the event as well.
All of us at the Captain Scott Corwin Foundation are proud to provide another event for all of our friends and heroes at the Brooke Army Medical Center, where they can enjoy a national sporting event with us in honor of their service and dedication.
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation hosted "A Day of Army Football" for patients of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center on September 8th at West Point. Wounded military members and their families traveled to the United States Military Academy for Army's home opener vs. Rhode Island. The guests were treated to breakfast, viewing of the Cadet Parade, a Black Knight victory and a post-game tailgate.
The Walter Reed patients also experienced a surprise visit by Vice Chief of Staff General Richard Cody, who extended his appreciation of their service and sacrifices for their country. The Foundation was truly honored to provide a day of football for the heroes at Walter Reed. Captain Scott Corwin was a 1999 graduate of West Point.
The wounded Soldiers, assigned to Brooke Army Medical Center and their family members, were also invited to attend a pre-game tailgate party at the parking lot of the Sunset Station. The tailgate party, sponsored by the Captain Scott Corwin Foundation, was in honor of Capt. Scott Corwin, a 1999 West Point graduate who was killed May 2004 in Savannah, Ga.
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation was created by the family of the 1999 West Point graduate to honor their son and brother as a tribute to his zest for life, his service to his nation and his leadership. “We wanted to help the military and the families,” said Greg Corwin, Scott’s father. “This is something Scott would have liked.” “We want to give back as much as we can for what the Soldiers have done for us. My brother would have liked this,” said Jaime Corwin, Scott’s sister.
On May 29th, 2007, family and friends gathered to mark three years since the murder of Captain Scott Corwin.
A mass at St. John the Baptist Church in Savannah was followed by a twilight vigil at the corner of Bull and Gordon in Savannah's Historical District where the murder took place. The killing remains unsolved.
In June 2006 The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation visited the Brooke Army Medical Center and the Soldiers and Family Assistance Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
From the Article - "The fun, however, began well before the actual kick-off with some tailgating, compliments of Greg Corwin and the Capt. Scott Corwin Foundation, Frady said. Corwin’s son was a West Point graduate who served two tours in Iraq and returned home to Fort Stewart, Ga. He was still on active duty when he was killed in a shooting near his home in Savannah, Ga., May 29, 2004. The case is still open. "
“There’s got to be more generous people, but I don’t know who they are,” Markelz said. “He’s taken what could’ve been such a negative thing and turned it into such a wonderfully positive thing.”
Families of the 92nd were treated to a Sand Gnats minor league baseball game in Savannah.
The Fund contacted all 119 NCAA Division I college football teams, asking them to send one of their teams "92" jerseys to us, so we could send them on to the 92nd stationed at Camp Liberty. We received over 60 jerseys, which were worn by members of the 92nd in Baghdad.
On November 15th, 2006, the Foundation was pleased to award a $2,000 college scholarship Matthew J. Sulkowski, a member of the Hinsdale South High School football team who has exemplified the spirit of Scott in athletics, scholarship, citizenship and leadership.
With the help of the Republic Bank, the Foundation also awarded additional $500 scholarships to each of the other 4 applicants. The scholarships will go towards each individual's collegiate education.
|2006 Captain Scott Corwin Award recipient:|
|Matthew J. Sulkowski||awarded $2,000|
|2006 Captain Scott Corwin Award runners-up:|
|Mike Delach||awarded $500|
|Michael Joseph||awarded $500|
|Adam Phillips||awarded $500|
|Paul Riskus||awarded $500|
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation is proud to announce that it will offer the Captain Scott Corwin Award for the second straight year. The $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Hinsdale South football player for athletics, scholarship, citizenship and leadership.
New football coach Alex Bitto stated "It will be an honor to continue this tradition for our young men here at Hinsdale South." Scott was a 1995 graduate of Hinsdale South, and co-captained the 1994 Hornet squad.
Help us support the passage of the Captain Scott Corwin Armed Forces Protection Act, HR 3884, which will make it a federal and capital offense to murder any member of the armed forces.
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation started our "Project 4" back in June, asking Division I college football teams to send one of their #4 jerseys for the 4th Squadron, 3rd ACR stationed in Iraq. We received jerseys from every major conference, teams from coast to coast.
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation would like to thank everyone who sent a jersey for our "Project 4." You've all sent a clear message to our adopted unit, the 4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment that you are truly on their team.
Thanks for taking the time to make our "Project 4" a big success and supporting our Troops. You have all reached out to someone who needed your support. You have helped an American Soldier today. The Foundation salutes all of you.
View the pictures we received from Iraq on the "Project 4" Gallery.
About Project "4"
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation is proud to announce that our "Project 4" - #4 jerseys for the 4th Squadron 3rd ACR from Fort Hood stationed in Iraq - is underway. Letters recently went out to all 119 Division I college football teams asking them to send one of their schools #4 jerseys in support of our adopted unit, the 4th Squadron 3rd ACR.
"Project 4" duplicates "Project 92" of 2005, when the Corwin Foundation was known as the Captain Scott Corwin Memorial Fund and sent over sixty #92 jerseys to the 92nd Combat Engineer Battalion at Camp Liberty, Iraq. Captain Scott Corwin was the battalion engineer for the 92nd at the time of his death.
The aim of our "Project 4" is to show the men and women of the 4th Squadron 3rd ACR that they are supported by college and university football teams across the nation. We hope to have most of the jerseys there by the opening game of the 2008 college football season. "We have a lot of college football fans in our unit" Captain Ryan Kendall of the 4th Squadron recently told the Foundation from Iraq. "This will be great for our Soldiers here as we approach the 2008 season back home."
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation hopes that all D-I schools will take part in our project by sending one of their teams jerseys. This will be a great morale booster for the Soldiers. Somewhere within the ranks of the 4th is a big fan of your football team. The Foundation will update the progress of this effort on our "Project 4" Page.
Hinsdale South High School Senior Brett Kvasnicka is the 2014 recipient of the Captain Scott Corwin Award for athletics, scholarship, citizenship and leadership. Jamie Gronko, sister of Scott and vice president of the Foundation, made the presentation at the Darien, Illinois high school's Falls Sports Award Night in November of 2014.
Brett was selected by the Captain Scott Corwin Foundation's board of directors, marking nine consecutive years of recognizing a Hinsdale South outstanding student-athlete. The Award includes a $1,000 scholarship.
The Award is presented each year to member of the Hinsdale South football team where Scott played linebacker, offensive lineman and placekicker, and co-captained and was MVP his senior year in 1994. The Captain Scott Corwin Award has granted $17,000 in scholarships since 2006.
The Corwin Foundation would like to thank Head Coach Mike Barry and his staff for their help and continued support of the Award.
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation presented its Captain Scott Corwin Award for its sixth consecutive year at the school Wednesday, November 16th at the Fall Sports Awards Night. The Award is presented to a member of the Hinsdale South football team for athletics, scholarship, citizenship and leadership and includes a $2,000 college scholarship. Coach Mike Barry introduced the sisters of Captain Corwin, Allison Corwin and Jamie Gronko, who presented the Award. This year's Award went to Zach Hynek.
This year's Award presentation marks $14,000 in scholarships provided by the Corwin Foundation to Hinsdale South student athletes since beginning the program in 2006. The Foundation would to thank Coach Mike Barry and his staff for continuing the Award tradition at Hinsdale South. We'd also like to thank Alex Bitto for his kind assistance.
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation marked its fifth consecutive year of presenting the Captain Scott Corwin Award for athletics, scholarship, citizenship and leadership Wednesday night, November 17th at Hinsdale South High School in Darien, Illinois. The award goes to a member of the Hinsdale South football team in memory of Scott, and includes a $2,000 college scholarship. President and vice president of the Foundation and sisters of Scott, Allison Corwin and Jamie Gronko, presented the Award at the Fall Sports Awards Night at the high school. Coach Alex Bitto, before his introduction of the Award presentation, read a heartwarming letter from the first Award recipient Matt Sulkowski who is finishing an outstanding college career at Indiana University.
Jackson Panice is the 2010 recipient of the Captain Scott Corwin Award. Jackson was among five finalists including Chris Chacko, Kirk Wells, Kevin Anderson and Keith Reidy. The selection was made by officers and board of directors of the Foundation, and all of the finalists were truly worthy of the Award. "Although the selection process was difficult as usual, we are honored to present Jackson with the Award. The Foundation was impressed by his leadership both on and off the field, in the classroom and in his community", a Foundation spokesman said. Jackson Panice becomes the first recipient of the Captain Scott Corwin Award that has been accepted to the United States Military Academy at West Point.
This year's fifth Award presentation marks $12,000 in total scholarships provided by the Foundation to Hinsdale South student athletes since beginning the program in 2006. The Foundation would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Coach Bitto and his staff, for their help and continued support of the Captain Scott Corwin Award. The Foundation would also like to extend our thanks to Coach Jim Kirwan, Scott's football coach in high school, and who was very supportive in initiating the first Award. All of us at the Foundation wish Coach Kirwan the best of luck in his retirement.
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The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation recently showed their support for the 4th Squadron in Iraq by sending Christmas cards and calling cards donated from folks at the US Airways OPS Center in Pittsburgh, Katie David's CCD class from Our Lady of Fatima of Hopewell Township, PA, and Ms. Diane Sarver's fourth grade class at Blackhawk Intermediate School in Chippewa, PA.
Ms. Sarver's class went a step further and sent hand-made Valentine's Day cards to the 4th. The Foundation wants to thank all of those involved who took a moment to say "thank you" to the Army's aviation unit from Fort Hood.
The new Warrior and Family Support Center opened December 1st at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Representatives of the Captain Scott Corwin Foundation were there for the groundbreaking last year and were invited to the opening. The Corwin Foundation is proud to have contributed to its construction. The Support Center was the brainchild of Les and Steve Huffman of Huffman Developers, and Judith Markelz.
The Corwin Foundation had visited the previous Soldier and Family Assistance Center on several occasions and saw the wonderful things the undersized center provided for the Wounded Warriors and their families. This is a long overdue and well-deserved facility for those who have sacrificed so much. We at the Captain Scott Corwin Foundation are proud to be a small part of this new center.
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation is proud to announce that we are now a member of the America Supports You family. America Supports You was created by the Department of Defense to unify groups across the country dedicated to helping our men and women in uniform.
The recognition by America Supports You of the Corwin Foundation’s efforts is truly an honor for us, and we will continue to support those who sacrifice so much for all of us.
Click on the America Supports You logo below to see the latest news from the ASY family.
On June 19th, a fundraiser was held for the Captain Scott Corwin Foundation in Chicago. Organized by Jamie Gronko, Scott's sister, the fun night at Uncle Fatty's in Chicago featured a drink package and a gift raffle including Chicago Bears tickets, Chicago White Sox tickets and a Vince Papale signed football card and Invincible DVD.
Over $600 was raised during the evening. The Corwin Foundation would to thank the host Uncle Fatty's Rum Resort and all of those who attended and contributed to the Foundation.
"Hey everyone! We're doing a fundraiser for my brother Scott, and moreso for the foundation we have created in his memory. I know many of you might not have had the privilege of meeting him, but this is definitely the way he would have wanted us to celebrate! Come on out to Uncle Fatty's in Lakeview on the 19th for a premium open bar from 7-10. It will be $35 for all bottled beer and premium liquor (stoli, absolut, jack, etc). $10 of this open bar will go towards the foundation. We will also be holding a 50/50 raffle along with a few other things to be raffled off as well. So come on out, have a few, and celebrate Scott's life! "
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation would like to send out a hearty WELCOME HOME to our adopted unit, the 4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas.
After a 15 month deployment in Iraq, the 4th returned to their families in February. To LTC Royar and all of the Soldiers of the 4th, 'Well Done'.
The Foundation would also like to thank the teachers and students who helped support the 4th through our Students for Troops project, sending an almost endless supply of treats, magazines, notes and letters to the Soldiers of the 4th.
*Dianne Sarver and Miss Heather Shea's 4th Grade Class, Blackhawk Intermediate School, Beaver Falls, PA
*Sherry Tisdale's 4th Grade Class, West Allegheny School District, Imperial, PA
*Mrs. Ktistou's 6th Grade Class, Eisenhower Junior High School, Darien, Illinois
*Principal Mike Fitzgerald/8th Grade Class, Eisenhower Junior High School, Darien, Illinois
*Mr. Brian Sullivan's 4th Grade Class, Elm Street Elementary School, Walpole, Mass
On Wednesday night, November 11th, 2009, Allison Corwin and Jamie (Corwin) Gronko, sisters of Captain Scott Corwin, presented the 2009 Captain Scott Corwin Award at Hinsdale South High School in Darien, Illinois.
The Award was the 4th annual presentation to a Hinsdale South football student-athlete for athletics, scholarship, citizenship and leadership.
The Award includes an acrylic trophy and a $2,000 scholarship, and this year marked the $10,000 mark for total scholarships presented for the Award. The Award was created by the Foundation to honor the memory of Scott at Hinsdale South where he captained his football and hockey teams.
This year's presentation also marked the first time that co-recipients received the Captain Scott Corwin Award. The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation is very proud to announce that Corey Noel and Rob Rivera both are the recipients of the Captain Scott Corwin Award. Corey and Rob eached received the trophy, and will split the $2,000 scholarship.
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation would like to thank Coach Alex Bitto and his staff for their invaluable help in the selection process and their promotion of the Award.
The Foundation is proud to announce that Jon Goldsher is the recipient of the 2007 Captain Scott Corwin Award. This is the second annual presentation of the award given to a Hinsdale South High School football team member for athletics, scholarship, citizenship and leadership, and includes a $2,000 scholarship.
Allison Corwin, Foundation president, presented the award November 14th at the Hinsdale South Fall Sports Awards program. Scott Corwin was a 1995 graduate of Hinsdale South High School in Darien, Illinois and co-captained the 1994 football team. The Foundation would like to congratulate Jon, and thank head coach Alex Bitto for his help continuing the Captain Scott Corwin Award at Hinsdale South.
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation was proud to have as their guests 18 patients from the Brooke Army Medical Center at the 2007 Army/Navy game December 1st in Baltimore Maryland. The soldiers boarded their Southwest Airlines flight Friday morning and arrived in Baltimore around noon. A snack of hamburgers and hot dogs awaited them at the Airport Marriott, where they stayed for the weekend. It was off to the ESPN Zone in the Inner Harbor for a buffet dinner. The BAMC patients were guests of the West Point Society of Annapolis' pre-game tailgate at Camden Yards Saturday morning.
Enjoying the food and refreshments with the more than 2,000 Association of Graduates of West Point attending the party, the soldiers were greeted by a surprise visit by Brigadier General Patrick Finnegan, Dean of the Academic Board at West Point. Also surprising the BAMC guests was Mr. Pete Dawkins, Heisman Trophy winner. Perhaps the highlight of the weekend for the wounded warriors was being introduced individually to the entire tailgate crowd where they received a well-deserved rousing ovation.
It was off to M & T Bank Stadium to watch the Black Knights fall again to the Midshipmen. Dinner after the game, and a Sunday brunch before they left rounded out the weekend. The Foundation would like to thank Mr. David Smith of the Airport Marriot for providing a wonderful stay, Mr. Bill Taylor of the West Point Society of Annapolis for being such a gracious host, Carol Bush from West Point for all of your help, SSGT Kristen Dickerson for providing her leadership during the weekend and Michele Kyle and everyone at Southwest Airlines for treating our guests with such warmth and respect.
The Foundation would like to thank our guests for making our weekend such an enjoyable experience. We are so proud of each and every one of you, and we were honored to provide this weekend for you.
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation is proud to team up with Gerry Rush, aka RangerRush, and provide Christmas gifts for the children of wounded warriors recovering at the Brooke Army Medical Center. Mr. Rush is a retired Army Ranger who lives in San Antonio and visits Brooke several times a week, providing morale and care for the military patients there.
He recently sent out a message asking help in his effort to provide presents for the children of the recovering warriors. He told us that the more than 500 patients at Brooke have over 300 children living in the family quarters supporting their loved ones and waiting for their recovery. Falling short of his goal last year to provide at least one gift for every child, the Captain Scott Corwin Foundation is making sure that won't happen this Christmas, and is sending a check for $1,000 for gifts to Ranger Rush for the kids.
The Foundation is so very proud to make sure Santa pays a visit to the children of our heroes at Brooke, and we salute Gerry Rush for his support of the men and women recovering there. He has shown that Rangers do indeed Lead the Way. Merry Christmas to all the families at Brooke - we wish you all Godspeed.
On May 29th, the US Airways Operations Control Center in Findley Township, Pa held one of their now famous Hot Dog Day fund raising events, this years proceeds going to the Captain Scott Corwin Foundation. The marathon sale of hot dogs during all three shifts for the entire Ops Center building collected more the $4,000 for the Foundation.
The event including a 50/50 raffle and a Chinese auction of donated items including Andersons Candies basket, Yacoviello Wines basket, tickets to local baseball games, Lacoste mens and womens amenities, and a model of a US Airways aircraft. Doughnuts were also sold to benefit the organization.
The 'Hot Dog Crew' of Dale Hauser, Phil Lamb, Betsey Faulkner, Linda Narvett, Claudia Garay, Ed Reiter, Mick & Marci Sauline, T.J. Parrish and Steve Fitzharris have put on these events at the Ops Center on several occasions, and have now raised over $11,000 for some very worthy causes. The Foundation salutes the tremendous efforts of the Crew and the entire Ops Center for Scott's Foundation.
The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation is dedicated to helping our men and women in uniform, concentrating on those wounded," said Greg Corwin, one of the foundation's executive members, and Scott's father.
The foundation was established to honor Scott Corwin, an active-duty soldier killed, not by foreign terrorists, but while walking home in Savannah, Ga., after a night out with friends.
"We try to tailor our organization after what we think Scott would want, and we do a lot in the field of sports events, as Scott was a huge sports fan," Greg Corwin said.
Corwin said the foundation, which has arranged for wounded servicemembers to attend sporting events, doesn't limit itself to this type of support but finds such events are a great distraction for recovering vets.
Patients from the Brooke Army Medical Center will soon be experiencing March Madness first hand. The Captain Scott Corwin Foundation has provided 10 full-session tickets to the NCAA Men's Basketball Regional Finals at the Alamo dome for patients at BAMC.
The tickets were purchased by the Foundation, and will give 20 patients to see either the two-game session on March 22nd or the regional final on March 24th 2007. March Madness comes to BAMC! The Foundation wishes those attending to have a great time - you certainly deserve it.
On September 16, 2006, the Captain Scott Corwin Foundation hosted a pre-game tailgate for the patients and families of the Brooke Army Medical Center prior to the Army-Texas A&M football game at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
The Foundation hosted an Army/Navy football game party at the Soldier and Family Assistance Center at the Brooke Army Medical Center December 2, 2006. Representatives of the Foundation were there to watch the game with recovering warriors from Brooke, and passed out gifts during the game.
The Foundation also provided food for the troops with catering from Rudy's Bar-B-Q. Although Army came up short again against Navy, a good time was had by all.
The Fund hosted an Easter picnic for the families of the 92nd in Savannah.