TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 6, 2019) – The Brian Bill Foundation raised more than $40,000 to support its Warrior Healing Program during a Charity Golf Classic and gala at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples last month.
The foundation, based in St. Petersburg, provides therapeutic support to active-duty and retired U.S. Special Operations warriors dealing with post-traumatic stress, mild traumatic brain injury and chronic pain. The Warrior Healing Program is a four-day retreat where Special Operators participate in Accelerated Resolution Therapy, equine-assisted therapy, yoga, breathing, meditation, iRest and nutrition.
The events featured special guests Captain Richard Phillips, captain of the MV Maersk Alabama during its hijacking by Somali pirates in April 2009; PGA TOUR Champion and 1989 Open Championship winner Mark Calcavecchia; and PGA TOUR Champion Fred Funk. Conrad Long, owner of Sphinx CrossFit & Ft. Myers Barbell Club and U.S. Navy veteran who has attended the Brian Bill Foundation Warrior Healing Retreat, was also in attendance.
“We had a wonderful weekend with two great events, which went a long way in raising awareness about our organization and the needs of our Special Operations heroes,” said Scott Bill, president and board chairman of the Brian Bill Foundation. “It was great to see so many new faces and to build long-term relationships with our guests as we continue to raise funds for our Warrior Healing Program.”
More than 40 golfers attended the Charity Golf Classic, which was held on November 16. Following the tournament, the foundation hosted a dinner gala with guest speaker Captain Richard Phillips. Eighty people attended the gala.
Scott Bill established the Brian Bill Foundation to honor the memory of his son, Navy SEAL Brian R. Bill, and all of his fellow Special Operations warriors who have died in service to their nation since the onset of hostilities after Sept. 11, 2001.
To donate to the Brian Bill Foundation, visit www.brianbillfoundation.org/donate.
About the Brian Bill Foundation
The Brian Bill Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides therapeutic support to active-duty and retired U.S. Special Operations warriors dealing with post-traumatic stress, mild traumatic brain injury and chronic pain. The Foundation was established to honor the memory of Navy SEAL Brian R. Bill and all of his fellow Special Operations warriors who have died in service to their nation since the onset of hostilities after Sept. 11, 2001.