United Through Reading and Support The Enlisted Project (STEP) Host Joint Golf Tournament for Military Families
June 23, 2017
San Diego (June 23, 2017) – Today, United Through Reading and Support The Enlisted Project (STEP) will host a joint golf tournament at Salt Creek Golf Course, in Chula Vista, Calif., to bring awareness to and raise funds to support the organizations’ missions to support U.S. service members and their families.
Both military nonprofits are located in Southern California, which is home to the highest concentration of service members and veterans in the entire world. STEP provides active-duty and veteran families with financial counseling and financial grants through times of crisis, with the goal of achieving financial self-sufficiency. United Through Reading offers service members the opportunity to be video-recorded reading storybooks to children at home which eases the stress of separation for service member and child, maintains positive emotional connections, encourages early emergent literacy and language skills, and cultivates a love of books and reading.
“United Through Reading and STEP teaming up to support the men and women in uniform who sacrifice their country is a huge win for San Diego’s military families,” said Dwayne Junker, retired U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander and current member on the United Through Reading Board of Trustees. “It is a special occasion that brings those together who have a passion for serving our military. We look forward to this event being the first of many more collaborations.”
The tournament is open to the public; the fee to participate is $99 per individual. In addition to the golf scramble, participants will hear stories from both organizations’ beneficiaries, have the opportunity to win live and silent auctions items, and will be sent home with golf-themed giveaways.
For more information on United Through Reading, Support The Enlisted Project (STEP), and the joint Golf Tournament, please visit www.unitedthroughreading.org/2017golf/ or call 858-481-7323.
About United Through Reading
United Through Reading is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) public benefit organization that has served military families for nearly 28 years; its mission is to unite military families facing physical separation by facilitating the bonding experience of reading aloud together. United Through Reading offers service members the opportunity to be video-recorded reading storybooks to children at home which eases the stress of separation, maintains positive emotional connections, encourage early childhood literacy, and cultivates a love of books and reading. At more than 200 recording locations worldwide, service members can read to the children who are special to them on military bases and outposts, deployed U.S. Navy ships, U.S. Coast Guard cutters and at select USO host sites. Since its inception, nearly 2 million military parents, spouses, and children have benefited from United Through Reading.
About Support the Enlisted Project (STEP)
STEP is a San Diego based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. STEP’s mission is to assist junior active duty enlisted members and recently discharged enlisted Veterans and their families in Southern California facing financial crisis achieve long term financial self-sufficiency through counseling, education and grants to alleviate critical near term obligations. Since 2012, STEP has assisted 2,931 applicants with a 93% success rate of completing the program and not returning for additional assistance.