We will be having a Fundraiser for Air Force Captain Anthony Simone to help raise money for Home for our Troops to provide a home for our local hero. Captain Anthony Simone was on the third deployment when he suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. He was the pilot of an HH-60 CA Helicopter (a combat search and and rescue helicopter). He was shot down while attempting to land to rescue an Injured service member. With little control of the spinning helicopter, Captain Simone was somehow able to steer to an area away from the prepared landing zone, no doubt saving lives on the ground. Five service members were killed in the crash, only two on board survived..... Tony and the gunner at the back of the helicopter.
Captain Simone is grateful for the opportunity to receive a specially adapted home built by Homes for our Troops. He looks forward to more freedom and independence in his home where he and his family can live without barriers and focus on the future. Captain Simone says "Semper Gumpy. ....... Always be flexible! No matter what you want in life.....make the best of what you get.....maximize your results! Thank you for helping me to maximize mine.
We would greatly appreciate your help in donating any goods and/or services to be used as door prizes and raffles for the building a home for Captain Simone fundraiser. Any mailed in donations can be received at:
American Legion Post 18
15052 Archer Avenue
Lockport, IL 60441
Please include a business card along with any donations, your cards will be attached to the donated items as a thank you at the fundraiser. A board will be posted indicating all participating sponsors that made our fundraiser a success.
$20.00 a ticket and includes: admittance, entertainment, food (2) draft beers or (2) soft drinks .
There will be door prizes, raffles, baskets, silent auction, 50/50 raffles, bean bag tournament and much more. Tickets available at the door.
If you would like to be one of our Corporate sponsors contact Ann Marie at 630-742-3736
Any questions regarding the fundraiser you can contact our Post# 18 Commander Mike Meyers at 708-516-1469, Laurie Panzica at 815-531-9715 or Maggie Jones at 815-733-0079. We would also be happy to pick up any donations. Please come and support this event. Thank YOU!