The 7th Fold | Volume 3, Issue 2 | February 2020 | Folds of Honor E-Newsletter | View as Webpage
   
   
 
| THE 7THFOLD |
 
*The seventh fold is a tribute to our armed forces, for it is through the armed forces that we protect our country and our flag against all enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of our republic.

 
This is where you will stay connected with all things Folds of Honor, such as impactful partnerships, upcoming events, store promotions and most importantly, the stories of the families you stand with.
 
 
| FAMILIES OF FOLDS |
 
My name is Robert Frei and I am an honors program student at the University of Notre Dame. I’m currently studying Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in robotics and minor in Human-Centric design. On campus, I’m involved with e-NABLE, a student-run club that creates 3D printed prosthetics for children within the local low-income community. I also mentor a Lego robotics team at the local community center with an off-campus part time internship doing computer-aided-design and play trombone with the Fighting Irish Band. My goal post-graduation is to make a difference in people’s lives through human-focused robots such as prosthetics. I've created both a 3D-printed video game adapter and a fully custom-scanned, articulated and baseball-throwing prosthetic arm for my dad. By engineering replicable designs, my devices can totally change not just one person's day to day life, but countless more around the world and long after I'm gone.

My father Major Jason Frei is the bravest most inspiring and most genuine person I know. He attended the Naval Academy where he graduated with honors and then joined the United States Marine Corps and trained as a Field Artillery Officer in 1994. After 9/11, he deployed to Iraq as the Battery Commander, 1st Battalion, 11th Marines during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. His convoy was ambushed where his humvee door took an RPG strike. He right hand was blown off, but he still self-applied a tourniquet, pulled his pistol and continued firing on the enemy until he was medevaced out.

He was recognized as one of the first significantly wounded servicemen on the War on Terror. He medically retired in 2004 and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star with Valor. Reintegrating into daily life as an amputee was incredibly difficult but bolstered by his faith and determination he continued to support me, my sister and my brother at the time all less than 6 years old. He’s an inspiration to me, to our family, and everyone in our community as the greatest hero I’ve ever known.

See more stories like Robert's.

 
| CHAPTER HIGHLIGHT |
Kansas City Chapter


It’s a good time to live in Chiefs Kingdom! The Kansas City Chapter is celebrating their hometown Super Bowl Champs this month in addition to a very successful 2019 in which they raised over 1$ Million for Folds of Honor scholarships.

In December, they wrapped up the year with “Under the Stars and Stripes”, a holiday gala at the Cocherl Family Foundation’s beautiful Jefferson building in Leawood. The Chiefs were among many generous table sponsors for the event which raised $192,000. One hundred and fifty guests were treated to an elegant evening featuring music by the Emily Dix Collective, live and silent auctions, and a patriotic program including Folds of Honor recipient speakers and a flag folding ceremony by Eagle Scouts from Troop 315. Kansas City Royals pitcher, Ian Kennedy and his wife, Allison, walked away with a prized work of art by Zeke Crozier, medically retired veteran and Purple Heart recipient, and founder of Handy-Cappin’. Fifty lucky women went home with new Kendra Scott jewelry, a donation by the company that raised $5,000. Additionally, board members, Frank Kirk and Larry Pfeiffer, were honored for their many years of dedicated service to Folds of Honor with United States flags flown over the Capitol on Veteran’s Day. It was a memorable night!

Between the Chiefs, the Royals and the recent winter snow, Kansas City is painted Red, White and Blue! The Folds of Honor team is grateful for their loyal community and excited for another outstanding year of rallying support for military families.

If you would like to get more involved in local efforts in Kansas City, please email Kelli Campbell at kcampbell@foldsofhonor.org or visit the website below.

 
| POWERFUL PARTNERSHIPS |

When You Buy Red GoldŽ Folds of Honor Ketchup, You’ll Join in the Support of our Heroes.

Ketchup. It’s the iconic condiment that no respectable refrigerator should be without. And our Red Gold Tomato Ketchup is a premium-quality, full-flavored ketchup that blows all other options out of the water (in a squeeze bottle to make it easy!). It’s perfect for burgers, hot dogs, fish sticks, French fries, meatloaf, and any other family favorite that needs a tangy tomato complement. We’ve heard some people love our ketchup so much they put it on cottage cheese. That’s dedication. No matter how you use it, Red Gold Tomato Ketchup is the best choice.

Folds of Honor is excited to partner with some an amazing organization like Red GoldŽ. Coming Spring 2020, a portion of the proceeds from each purchase Red GoldŽ Folds of Honor Ketchup goes to the Folds of Honor Foundation.



 
Folds of Honor would also like to give special recognition to these partners for their support and efforts in the month of January:
   
   
 
| MERCH OF THE MONTH |
 
| PATRIOT GOLF DAY |
 


 
Folds of Honor and PGA Reach Partnership
We're excited to announce that PGA REACH and Folds of Honor are joining forces to expand and grow annual fundraising efforts for both Patriot Golf Day and PGA HOPE, to better serve the needs of Veterans and their families through the game of golf. With this partnership, Patriot Golf Day will move to its rightful home over Memorial Day Weekend to honor the sacrifice of America's heroes. Additionally, this partnership will offer broader opportunities and service that directly benefit Veterans through PGA HOPE and their families through educational scholarships funded by Patriot Golf Day.
Ready to get involved? Visit www.PatriotGolfDay.org.
 
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