Los Angeles, CA — Sept. 8, 2016 – We Are The Mighty (WATM), the military’s media and entertainment brand, and Marine Corps veteran, actor and comedian Rob Riggle present the inaugural Rob Riggle InVETational Golf Classic. The veteran-celebrity golf tournament will raise money and awareness for the Semper Fi Fund. We Are The Mighty Presents: The Rob Riggle 2016 InVETational Golf Classic will take place at the world-class Valencia Country Club in Los Angeles on Dec. 5, 2016. In anticipation of the event, Riggle and Chris Bowers, veteran and Purple Heart recipient, filmed a series of comedic golf sketches, two of which were released today: Rob Riggle Sniper Golf Coach and Rob Riggle Cheats at Golf for Semper Fi Fund.
During this high-octane golf tourney, veteran and celebrity teams will contend for the lowest scores and most laughs to raise funds and awareness for the renowned Semper Fi Fund, one of our nation’s most respected veteran nonprofits. Semper Fi Fund provides immediate and lifetime support to post-9/11 critically ill and injured service members from all branches of the military. Since inception, Semper Fi Fund has assisted over 16,800 service members and their families totaling more than $133 million in assistance. Semper Fi (“always faithful”) is the motto for the U.S. Marine Corps. Semper Fi Fund’s goal is to always be there faithfully helping heroes in need.
“The Riggle InVETational celebrates two of my greatest passions – veterans and golf,” said @RobRiggle. “I am excited to partner with We Are The Mighty, a media brand that veterans love and trust, and Semper Fi Fund, which assists thousands of veterans and their families. It’s truly an honor to serve my fellow veterans with this special event.”
“We are honored to partner with Rob to give serious golfers and entertainers the chance to use their sport to bring attention to the great work of Semper Fi Fund,” said David Gale, WATM’s CEO and co-founder. “We Are The Mighty is committed to sharing the experiences of our nation’s military and will feature the inspiring stories of the veteran athletes participating on our platforms.”
Semper Fi Fund President and Founder Karen Guenther adds, “As a Marine veteran, Rob Riggle truly understands the sacrifices our nation’s military heroes make for us every day, and how important it is to be there to support these men, women and their families for a lifetime. We are thrilled to be working with Rob and WATM to bring attention to the many needs of recovering and transitioning veterans and their families.”
Best known for his roles in The Hangover, 21 & 22 Jump Street, Dumb and Dumber To, The Other Guys, Step Brothers, The Daily Show, Modern Family, among other popular movies and TV shows, tournament host Rob Riggle served 23 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and Reserves as a Civil Affairs Officer and Public Affairs Officer across the globe, including in Afghanistan. Riggle cares deeply about our veterans and has used his success as a comedian and actor to support those who have served our country.
We Are The Mighty presents The Rob Riggle InVETational Golf Classic in conjunction with charity golf tournament expert Bob Levey of Independent Events & Media. The tournament will be featured on www.wearethemighty.com and shared via WATM, Riggle and Semper Fi Fund social media feeds. Follow the hashtag #InVETational for updates.
Celebrity participants and veteran golfers from Semper Fi Fund’s athletics program will be announced in the coming weeks.
We Are The Mighty (WATM) is the military community’s premier media and entertainment brand serving 133 million-strong American servicemembers, their families and those who support them. Our team of veterans and media professionals captures the diverse voice of our audience with great stories and quality content, innovative marketing and ground breaking events. As brand-builders, content creators and influencers, We Are The Mighty works with companies, nonprofits, government agencies, and anyone looking to reach this broad and loyal market. For more information, go to www.wearethemighty.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Semper Fi Fund
The Semper Fi Fund provides urgently needed resources and lifetime support for wounded, critically ill and injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Case managers from the Semper Fi Fund work one-on-one with service members and veterans in order to understand and support their individual needs right now and throughout their lifetime. We keep our overhead low so that each donation has the greatest impact on the lives of service members and veterans. The Semper Fi Fund is one of only two veteran charities to receive an “A+” rating from The American Institute of Philanthropy and a four-star rating from Charity Navigator. Learn more at www.semperfifund.org, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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