Legacy of Valor campaign expands reach with new partnerships

Legacy of Valor campaign expands reach with new partnerships

Posted on June 24, 2013 by The Patterson Foundation

We kicked off the Legacy of Valor campaign just two months ago, and today we're pleased to announce more than a dozen new community partners will join us to honor veterans, inspire patriotism and pass freedom on to others. While the majority of the new partners are based in Manatee County– including organizations like Realize Bradenton, the Bradenton Marauders and the South Florida Museum – the expansion also includes Sarasota-based partners, such as Thunder by The Bay and the Baltimore Orioles.

With more than 30 partners on board in the four-county region  – Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto –the Legacy of Valor campaign has the potential to reach more than 900,000 residents, including thousands of veterans (more than 48,000 in Sarasota alone) and additional visitors during the yearlong series of events and activities that culminate in 2014.

These partnerships are creating new realities in the ways our community connects with veterans and encourages everyone to participate by paying it forward – whether through time, talent or treasure.

Join us in welcoming all of the Legacy of Valor community partners (* indicates new lead partner)

La Musica Festival                                                                      Venice Concert Band & Exsultate

Jacobites Band and The First Brass                                       Sarasota Chalk Festival

Military Officers Association of Sarasota                             Circus Sarasota & Sailor Circus

Venice Museum and Archives                                                   Thunder by the Bay*

Habitat for Humanity                                                                 Baltimore Orioles*

(Sarasota, South Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, DeSoto)  Suncoast Workforce*

The Ringling                                                                                   South Florida Museum / Bishop Planetarium*

Bradenton Marauders*                                                                 Art Center Manatee*

North Port Visual and Performing Arts                                   Florida Maritime Museum*

Goodwill Manasota*                                                                     Manatee County Agriculture Museum*

Sarasota Military Academy                                                         Palmetto Historical Park*

Fruitville Elementary                                                                    Manatee Village Historical Park*

Sarasota National Cemetery *                                                    Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Junior League Manatee & Junior League Sarasota             Village of the Arts & Artists Guild Manatee*

Senior Friendship Centers                                                           Realize Bradenton*

Sarasota Film Festival

To learn more about the Legacy of Valor campaign and for a list of events, please visit FreedomPassItOn.org.

About Legacy of Valor

Legacy of Valor is a campaign that rallies our community to honor veterans, inspire patriotism and pass freedom on to others. A mosaic of community-driven partnerships will educate and focus the community to use time, talent and treasure to recognize the service and sacrifice of all veterans and their families. For more information, please visit FreedomPassItOn.org


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