Ellicott City, MD -- Trusant Technologies, LLC, an information technology and construction management firm, has chosen the Fisher House Foundation as the recipient of the proceeds from its 2010 Eagle Classic Golf Tournament on September 24, 2010. Trusant has donated more than $72,000 to Fisher House from its previous two golf tournaments.
Fisher House, based in Rockville, MD, provides a home away from home for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers.
"Years ago we chose to focus our charitable efforts on the Fisher House Foundation because they represent our company values and veteran heritage," said Vincent Marucci Jr., a principal at Trusant, a service-disabled, veteran-owned firm based in Ellicott City. "We made a commitment to provide them with $100,000 to help them build housing for military families. We are hopeful that we will achieve that goal this year."
Since its inception in 1990, Fisher House has served 130,000 families. There are 45 Fisher Houses located on 18 military installations and 15 VA medical centers. The Fisher House has several ongoing construction projects including three new additional houses at Bethesda Naval Medical Center.
"Fisher House Foundation is grateful for the support of Trusant Technologies," said Cindy Campbell, vice president for community relations and media affairs for the Fisher House Foundation. "We cannot build houses without support from wonderful companies like Trusant. We appreciate all the employees who put their heart and soul in this event."
The Third Annual Eagle Classic Golf Tournament will take place at The Links at Challedon in Mount Airy, MD with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The Eagle Classic is captain's choice (four-person scramble). Entry fee is $125 for individual golfers and $500 for foursomes. The day will include a putting contest, closest to the pin contest and prizes for longest drive and top teams.
The Eagle Classic will also include a silent auction and raffle with a variety of auction items and raffle prizes including gift certificates from local restaurants and retailers, sports memorabilia, greens fees at a variety of golf courses and getaway weekend packages.
"We are fortunate to have such a dedicated community with our employees, tournament sponsors and players and the donors," said Joseph F. DiGangi, a principal at Trusant. "Without their support, we wouldn't be able to make such significant contributions to the Fisher House."
About Trusant Technologies, LLC
Trusant Technologies, LLC provides construction management and information technology services to government and commercial clients. Trusant designs, implements and supports advanced technology systems and mission-critical facilities. The firm, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business, was founded in 2002 by long-time friends and West Point graduates Joseph F. DiGangi and Vincent Marucci Jr. Trusant is headquartered in Ellicott City, Maryland with an office in San Antonio, Texas. For more information, go to www.trusant.com.
About the Fisher House
The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America's military in their time of need. Because members of the military and their families are stationed worldwide and must often travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House Foundation donates "comfort homes," built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times - during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.
There is at least one Fisher House at every major military medical center to assist families in need and to ensure that they are provided with the comforts of home in a supportive environment. Annually, the Fisher House program serves more than 11,000 families, and have made available nearly 3 million days of lodging to family members since the program originated in 1990. For more information visit, www.fisherhouse.org.
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