The Armed Forces Foundation, a non-profit military organization in Washington, D.C., is proud to announce that Elton Luce, Jr., an angler from Brookeland, Texas, and an 11-year veteran of the B.A.S.S. Tournament Circuit, will dedicate his 2007 tournament season to raising awareness of the needs of military families serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Elton has pledged to the Armed Forces Foundation a donation of $1 per pound for every bass that he weighs in BASS events. Two of Elton's sponsors, Bass Cat Boats and Mizmo Baits, haved pledged to match Luce's donations.
Elton also challenges each Elite Series pro to "come on board" and pledge to our troops, showing that
"Anglers Do Care" about our men and women serving and sacrificing for our country and it's freedom.
"We are very proud to be working with Elton in raising money and awareness of the foundation and its mission. We want to have the ability to help as many active duty, reserve, retired, patients, National Guardsmen, and their families as possible," said Armed Forces Foundation President, Patricia Driscoll. "It is because of folks like Elton that we are able to raise the funds necessary to help our military community in need."
Elton chose the Armed Forces Foundation over other groups because of their proven quick assistance to all military branches, including veterans and military families. Because anglers around the country are becoming more aware of the foundation, donations can be made and tagged as "Anglers Do Care" as part of the donation process online in the comment box. Once the 2007 Elite Series is finished, the website will highlight the total donated on behalf of the sport of angling.
The Armed Forces Foundation, which was established as a registered non-profit in 2001, works to promote the morale, welfare, and quality of life of the Unites States Armed Forces community. Since its birth, the foundation has given away over a million dollars for programs such as the Armed Forces Foundation Career Counseling Program, Housing Assistance Program, Family Bereavement Assistance, Classic Outdoors Sports Program, Hilary Duff Partnership, plus many more.