PHILADELPHIA & NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In commemoration of Veterans Day and Remembrance Day, Macquarie Investment Management, PIMCO and the Anaheim Ducks Foundation announced that together they have raised more than $100,000 to honor our United States and Canadian Veterans.
On Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., Philadelphia-based Macquarie Investment Management teamed up with PIMCO, headquartered in Newport Beach, for an exhibition hockey game between Macquarie and PIMCO staff.
Given that Veterans Day in the US and Remembrance Day in Canada occurred on November 11, proceeds from this team building and community service event will be donated to three charities focused on Veterans: the United Heroes League, the Orange County Community Foundation’s Veterans Initiative and the Travis Manion Foundation. Additional support has been provided by the Macquarie Group Foundation, PIMCO Veterans and the Anaheim Ducks Foundation respectively.
“Our staff is proud to partner and play with PIMCO in support of a wonderful cause – our Veterans – by participating in this game,” said Brett Wright, co-head of the client group, Macquarie Investment Management. “I can’t think of a better way to show our deep gratitude to this country and our great neighbor to the North than by supporting those who have served their countries so nobly.”
About United Heroes League
United Heroes League 501(c)(3) has provided over $3 MILLION dollars’ worth of free sports equipment, game tickets, cash grants, and skill development camps to military families across the US & Canada. Special thanks to all of our incredible volunteers, donors, partners, supporters, and amazing military families for making the mission possible! United Heroes League keeps military kids active and healthy while their parents serve our country. So far we have helped over 40,000 military families keep or start their kids in sports.
About the Orange County Community Foundation’s Veterans Initiative
Since 1989, the Orange County Community Foundation has granted more than $510 million to dreamers and doers motivated by their passion for a wide range of causes and issues. People not only wanting a better future, but believing that a brighter future is possible. Simply put, we help people support the causes they care about most. We work with individuals, families and businesses to match charitable interests to community needs. We provide grants and resources to nonprofits and monitor local issues.
About the Travis Manion Foundation
The Travis Manion Foundation was founded in memory of United States Marine Officer, Travis Manion, who was killed while saving his wounded teammates in Iraq. The foundation supports and empowers veterans and the families of fallen heroes. Through community outreach, the Travis Manion Foundation connects veterans with young people which promotes character development in our nation’s youth and improves the overall well-being of both groups. For more information about the foundation, please visit their site https://www.travismanion.org/.
About Macquarie Investment Management
Macquarie Investment Management is a global asset manager with offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia. As active managers, we prioritize autonomy and accountability at the team level in pursuit of opportunities that matter for clients. Our conviction-based, long-term approach has led institutional and individual clients to entrust us to manage $US253.3 billion in assets as of Sept. 30, 2018. In the US, retail investors recognize our Delaware Funds by Macquarie as one of the longest- standing mutual fund families, with more than 75 years in existence. Macquarie Investment Management is a division of Macquarie Asset Management, a global asset manager with $US397.2 billion in assets under management as of Sept. 30, 2018.
PIMCO is one of the world’s premier fixed income investment managers. With our launch in 1971 in Newport Beach, California, PIMCO introduced investors to a total return approach to fixed income investing. In the 45+ years since, we have continued to bring innovation and expertise to our partnership with clients seeking the best investment solutions. Today we have offices across the globe and 2,150+ professionals united by a single purpose: creating opportunities for investors in every environment. PIMCO is owned by Allianz S.E., a leading global diversified financial services provider.
About the Anaheim Ducks
The Anaheim Ducks enter their 26th season in their 2018-19 National Hockey League campaign and will celebrate their 25th Anniversary. The club was born in 1992 and played its first-ever game on Oct. 8, 1993 at Honda Center (then Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim). One of 31 NHL franchises located throughout the United States and Canada, the Ducks have played to over 90% capacity crowds in their history at the 17,174-seat Honda Center. On June 20, 2005, the Ducks franchise was purchased by Orange County residents Henry and Susan Samueli. By securing the first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history in 2007, the club also became the first team from California to win hockey's ultimate prize. The Ducks have reached the Conference Finals five times (2003, 2006, 2007, 2015 & 2017) and the Stanley Cup Final twice (2003 & 2007). The club has six Pacific Division titles (2007, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017). Anaheim has qualified for the playoffs ten times in the last 12 campaigns.
About the Anaheim Ducks Foundation
The Anaheim Ducks Foundation was introduced at the opening of the 2008-09 season as the National Hockey League team's main charitable beneficiary. The mission of the foundation is to facilitate and support programs that produce positive change for children and families throughout Southern California by providing educational opportunities, broadening access to the sport of hockey and addressing the health and wellness needs of our community. The Anaheim Ducks Foundation raises funds at various fundraisers including the Anaheim Ducks Golf Classic and Dux in Tux, along with a variety of other fundraising initiatives. Through the Foundation, the Anaheim Ducks look to support exemplary Southern California nonprofit organizations and to help make a positive impact in the local community. Anaheim Ducks Foundation has contributed to many nonprofit organizations.