Critical event raises funds for PAVE program to support and address issue of veteran employment
LANSDOWNE, Va., June 23, 2017 — Linemark Printing, Inc. announced its support and sponsorship of the 10th annual Paralyzed Veterans Golf Open, a full day event that brings together veterans, their caregivers and families, business leaders, military and government officials. This is the 10th year that Linemark has supported the PVGO, a unique event that enables paralyzed veterans and disabled military members to play golf alongside professional athletes and other supporters and showcase the latest adaptive sports technology.
We would also like to congratulate David Ashton for being honored with the Phil Halcomb Patriot Award for service to our veterans and the event. “We are grateful for the service and sacrifice of our military and proud to be part of an event that makes a meaningful difference in the lives of our disabled veterans,” said Ashton, EVP/Partner Linemark.
Since its inception in 2008, the PVGO has dedicated 100% of funds to Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Paving Access for Veterans Employment (PAVE) program, which provides free, one-on-one career assistance, benefits counseling and support to any veteran or family member, as well as assistance to employers committed to hiring veterans.
This year’s event is expected to raise more than $450K for PAVE, one of the fastest growing and most effective efforts to prepare and employ our nation’s veterans. To date, the PVGO has raised $3.2M since its inaugural event in 2008, and more than 5,000 veterans and military caregivers have been positively impacted through the program’s personalized training and assistance.
“We are honored to welcome Linemark as a sponsor of this year’s PVGO, and grateful for its contributions and support,” said Al Kovach, national president of Paralyzed Veterans of America. “We could not have continued to host the PVGO for the last ten years, and provide such meaningful care for veterans, their families and caregivers without the commitment of our sponsors.”
The PAVE program provides free one-on-one career assistance, benefits counseling and support to all veterans, their families, and their caregivers. The program specializes in assisting disabled veterans seeking to re-enter the workforce. PAVE’s masters-level certified vocational counselors placed one veteran, caregiver, or family member per day last year. To learn more, visit http://www.pva.org/veterans-employment
About Paralyzed Veterans of America
Paralyzed Veterans of America is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely for the benefit and representation of veterans with spinal cord injury or disease. For 70 years, Paralyzed Veterans has ensured that veterans have received the benefits earned through their service to our nation; monitored their care in VA spinal cord injury units; and funded research and education in the search for a cure and improved care for individuals with paralysis. As a partner for life, Paralyzed Veterans also develops training and career services, works to ensure accessibility in public buildings and spaces, provides health and rehabilitation opportunities through sports and recreation and advocates for veterans and all people with disabilities. With more than 70 offices and 34 chapters, Paralyzed Veterans serves veterans, their families and their caregivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. (pva.org)
About Linemark Printing Inc.
Linemark is an intensely customer focused company delivering robust & innovative communications solutions to a client base of associations, corporations, and non-profit organizations. The 90,000 sq. Ft. National headquarters is located within close proximity to the Washington DC / Baltimore Metro areas. As one of the leading and fastest growing communications companies in the country, Linemark has made their mark with best in class, technology driven, and measurable client results.