For the second year, DynCorp International (DI) partnered with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) for the Journey of Hope Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, September 27. $215,750 dollars was raised for TAPS with donations from tournament sponsorships and raffles.
President and founder of TAPS, Bonnie Carroll, joined DI and the players at the Bridlewood Golf Club in Flower Mound, Texas for the tournament.
“I am so pleased to return to Texas for the Journey of Hope Charity Golf Tournament,” said Bonnie. “The DynCorp family has once again astonished us with their generosity. We are filled with gratitude for the partnership we share to care for families who are grieving the loss of a brave contractor.”
The tournament, a four-person golf scramble, had 27 teams participating for first, second and third place winner as well as women’s and men’s longest drives and closest to the pin competitions.
“It was a great day out on the golf course and I was proud to participate in such a great event for a greater cause,” said DynLogistics president Randy Bockenstedt. “We surpassed last year’s outstanding fundraising total by an incredible $72,000, all of which goes to critical resources and services in support of military and contractor families who have lost a loved one.”
“A big thank you to our DI suppliers and partners whose generosity helped sponsor the tournament, the players who bought raffle tickets and mulligans, and the organizations who donated prizes,” said Billy Harlin from DI’s Supply Chain. “Their support will help to provide grieving families of fallen military the opportunity to heal through the many services provided by TAPS.”
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is the leading national organization providing compassionate care and survivor support services for the families of America’s fallen military heroes. Since 1994, TAPS has offered support to more than 90,000 survivors of fallen military in the form of peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, grief seminars
and retreats for adults, Good Grief Camps for children, casework assistance, connections to community-based care, online and in-person support groups and a 24/7 resource and information helpline for all who have been affected by a death in the Armed Forces. Services are provided free of charge.
TAPS and DynCorp International
TAPS has supported many DI families since 2010, and in 2014, DI became the first private company to form an official partnership with TAPS to provide support to families of fallen DI personnel. Through this agreement, TAPS and DI’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP), designed to support DI employees and their families, work together to provide survivors of DI employees comfort and care through comprehensive services and programs including peer-based emotional support, casework assistance, connections to community-based care, and grief and trauma resources.
Check out the 2019 Charity Golf Tournament album on DI’s Flickr page!