The Marcus Foundation Awards Multi-Year Grant to Team Red, White and Blue Supporting U.S. Veterans and Their Families in the Southeast

Funds Support 7,000 Team Red, White and Blue Members – and Growing – in the Southeast Region of the United States Through Physical and Social Activity

CHICAGO--()--Team Red, White and Blue (Team RWB), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting U.S. veterans, announced today that it has been awarded a grant through 2016 to ensure execution of the Chapter and Community Program, Leader Development and Regional Camps, in the Southeast Region of the United States. This grant will also fund the hiring of an additional leadership position based in Atlanta.

The Marcus Foundation will help to directly support the over 7,000 Team RWB members - and growing - in the Southeast Region. Team RWB’s efforts will support consistent and authentic local opportunities in communities across the Southeast for veterans to interact with their community through physical and social activity. Additionally, the support will enable Team RWB to invest in community leaders through athletic camps designed to educate, inspire and empower veterans to lead, while also allowing Team RWB the capacity to effectively sustain and grow its presence into the future.

“We are truly honored to partner with The Marcus Foundation as we endeavor to enrich the lives of veterans and their families,” said Blayne Smith, Executive Director of Team Red, White and Blue. “This investment will make a major impact on our programs throughout the Southeast. By adding more chapters, more camps, and more leader development, we will certainly build stronger communities. We are humbled and inspired by their trust and confidence in our organization and look forward to working together.”

For more information on Team Red, White and Blue, visit www.teamrwb.org. Follow the organization on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #EagleUp.

About Team Red, White and Blue

Team Red, White and Blue (Team RWB) is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with headquarters in Chicago, IL. Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activities. Founded in 2010, Team RWB is bringing veterans, their families, and American citizens together through authentic social interaction, community physical fitness and shared experiences in over 115 communities across the globe. To learn more about Team Red, White and Blue and how you can help, visit www.teamrwb.org.

About The Marcus Foundation

Bernie Marcus is a co-founder of The Home Depot. Since his retirement from the company in 2001, he has been a philanthropist and CEO of The Marcus Foundation. Bernie is a patriot and staunch supporter of American military and veterans. The Marcus Foundation focuses on five areas: children, Jewish causes, medical research, free enterprise and community.

Contacts

Team Red, White and Blue
Larry Olson, 201-658-1709
Marketing and Communications Director
larry.olson@teamrwb.org

Release Summary

The Marcus Foundation awarded Team Red, White and Blue a grant to grow its Chapter and community programs in the Southeast region to support US veterans and their families through physical activity.

Contacts

Team Red, White and Blue
Larry Olson, 201-658-1709
Marketing and Communications Director
larry.olson@teamrwb.org