Take Home Shrimp Feast

Volunteer coordinator Mike Mattingly recently hosted Take Home Shrimp Feast benefiting Patriot Point.

Supporters picked up shrimp Emily’s Produce in Cambridge, Md., and Pip Moyer Recreation Center in Annapolis, with proceeds going to the Military Bowl Foundation’s 290-acre retreat for recovering service members, their families and caregivers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

“What a wonderful event with delicious North Carolina shrimp,” Military Bowl Foundation President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “While we have been unable to hold our traditional fundraisers, Mike was focused to make sure we could do this and raise funds in a safe environment. Special thanks to our entire volunteer crew for helping make this happen and to everyone who purchased a dinner and/or a raffle ticket.”

Mattingly credited several contributors for the fundraiser’s success, including the Hogs and Heroes Foundation, Patriot Point volunteers, volunteers from Eastport, Lindy’s Seafood, Woolford Store, Pip Moyer Recreation Center directors Archie Trader and Bumper Moyer, the City of Annapolis Police Department and the Anne Arundel-Annapolis Community  Emergency Response Team.

PenFed Founded Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program

The PenFed Founded Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program launched its Master’s Program with a leadership and team-building retreat at Patriot Point earlier this month. The intensive Master’s Program is designed to prepare growth-stage, veteran-owned startups to raise investor funds and scale their companies. The program is held twice per year, consists of 10 veteran-owned companies and is sponsored by SOS International (SOSi).

In addition to the program’s meetings, the group also enjoyed a skeet shooting tournament at Patriot Point’s five-stand, held a closest to the pin chipping contest and enjoyed nightly bonfires.

PenFed CEO James Schenk, PenFed Foundation President Gen. (Ret.) John “Mick” Nicholson and SOSi CEO Julian Setian presented Military Bowl Foundation President & Executive Director Steve Beck with a Flags of Valor flag for hosting the retreat. The flag is mounted in the Patriot Point Guest House.

The PenFed Foundation also made a $5,000 donation to Patriot Point.