Tower Family Foundation and Warriors4Wireless Benefit from T-Mobile’s 8th Annual Golf Tourney
Veterans, Tower Technicians & Families are Benefactors of $3.2 Million Made Possible through Generosity of the Wireless Industry
(Bellevue, Washington) – T-Mobile recently announced a staggering $1.4 million distribution to be shared equally by the Tower Family Foundation (TFF) and Warriors4Wireless (W4W) following the 8th Annual T-Mobile Golf Tournament. With 47 corporate sponsors supporting the event, the two benefactor organizations have now received more than $3.2 million from the annual fundraiser.
“The T-Mobile Tournament achieves at least two results each year,” said tourney host and T-Mobile Chief Procurement Officer Mike Simpson, “Number one, military veterans looking for career opportunities in wireless will have more opportunity, and two: tower crew members or their families who experience injuries or worse while building network infrastructure will be supported financially. Our tourney sponsors deserve all the credit.”
The annual tournament results have increased every single year with proceeds going in equal amounts to TFF and W4W, as follows:
2014: First year. No monies raised.
2015: $40,000 / $20,000 to each
2016: $120,000 / $60,000 to each
2017: $150,000 / $75,000 to each
2018: $375,000 / $187,500 to each
2019: $497,000 / $248,500 to each
2020: $620,000 / $310,000 to each (A virtual Un-Tourney due to the COVID pandemic)
2021: $1.4M / $700,000 to each
“The wireless industry makes all our work possible,” stated Tower Family Foundation President Jim Tracy. “Through this donation, T-Mobile and the 2021 sponsoring companies are telling us to up our game. Their generosity is a hallmark of the wireless infrastructure industry.”
“As a benefactor, the Tower Family Foundation is committed to being great stewards of this contribution as more than 97 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to industry workers and their families during times of need,” Tracy added.
“The support from all the tournament sponsors and T-Mobile’s leadership each year are vital to our success,” said Warriors4Wireless President, CEO and Coach Kevin Kennedy. “When it comes to creating opportunity for veterans, we are helping create careers for scores of first-term veterans when they leave military service.”
The 2021 Tournament featured 47 corporate sponsors – including 5G network suppliers like Ericsson, Nokia, Mobilitie, Vertical Bridge and Tillman Infrastructure. See the full list of 2021 sponsors below.
To learn more, check out the tourney website: T-Mobile Golf Tournament.
Interested stakeholders are encouraged to visit the nonprofits’ websites at TowerFamilyFoundation.org and Warriors4Wireless.org to learn more about the benefactor organizations and make an online contribution.
L to R: Neville Ray (President of Technology, T-Mobile), Monica Vink (Digital Marketing & Communications Manager, PerfectVision / Tower Family Foundation Endowment Committee Member), Kevin Kennedy (President and CEO, Warriors4Wireless), Mike Simpson (Chief Procurement Officer, T-Mobile).
About Tower Family Foundation
The Tower Industry Family Support Charitable Foundation has been established to help provide financial assistance to family members of a severely injured, permanently disabled, or deceased tower worker injured or killed in an accident stemming from working at heights on communication structures or other on-the-job-related activities that tower workers are involved in on a daily basis. The intent of the donation is to provide a funding “bridge” to the affected families to help pay for immediate needs and help defray other related costs that families experience in a post-accident or fatality situation.
Warriors4Wireless is a charitable organization existing solely to help veterans find decent paying careers in the growing 5G workforce. We have invested well over $1,000,000 of contributed funds to lower veteran expenses while they train to join this promising career field. We have connected more than 2,700 veterans to 5G workforce career opportunities, and we stand ready to support veterans from all military services.
Contact: Todd Schlekeway