9/22/21 | Weston Hucknall, Kathryn Donadio
TEAM ADDO is a nonprofit founded by James Boggs, with the mission and goal to inspire and encourage others to make the world around them better. The non-profit focuses on honoring the men and women who sacrifice for our freedom and raises awareness for children with special needs. They include and welcome people from all backgrounds, veterans and civilians alike; active duty, prior service, family and friends of veterans, and all community members who want to make a difference.
TEAM ADDO’s purpose is to enrich the lives of others and ultimately serve our fellow brothers and sisters. They accomplish this by investing in and hosting meaningful and impactful events. From these events, they are able to touch the lives of so many children who are in the fight for their lives and pay back the debt of gratitude to our nation’s veterans and their families.
Most recently, they held their 4th Annual Tampa Bay Throw Down at Armature Works, overlooking the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa. The charity cornhole tournament has proven successful three years in a row, and 2021 was no different. Teams came from all around to mingle, enjoy food and drinks, and participate in three competitive rounds of cornhole. The benefiting charities were Shriners Hospitals for Children and their very own Tampa Bay Veteran’s Closet. The Veteran’s Closet initiative partners with JB Addo Clothiers to provide a custom made-to-measure suit, as well as philanthropic professional photographers to provide high-quality professional headshots free to any transitioning or already transitioned service member or spouse. Another popular, yearly event includes the All Heroes Open Charity Golf Classic.
TEAM ADDO is excited to announce the return of Tampa Bay’s number one fishing tournament, the All Heroes Open Charity Fishing Tournament! This year it will be hosted by Dealers Auction Xchange and held at the beautiful Westshore Yacht Club in Tampa, FL. The tournament will feature 60 boats and over 200 anglers.
“I’m thankful to be able to hold this event to honor our nation's veterans. You can only get so much from virtual communications, there’s so much power and healing in connecting and reconnecting the community, and getting people back together, face to face and hand in hand.” - James Boggs
The Heroes Welcome Party kicks off this year’s tournament Friday evening, September 24th at Armature Works, hosted by Your Auction Tampa Bay. Everyone is welcome to attend, and tickets include all you can eat and drink with proceeds once again supporting Shriners Healthcare for Children Florida and Tampa Bay’s Veterans Closet. Special guest speaker and Vietnam veteran, retired Sergeant First Class Sammy Davis among other honored guests will make for a night to remember. This event will bring together over 360 people, including veterans, active duty, families, kids, and spouses as well as civilians within the community. “These are your vets. They are business owners, teachers, doctors, and more” says Boggs.
For more information go to https://allheroesopen.com/fish.php
Learn more about TEAM ADDO or get involved by visiting their website, www.teamaddo.com. You can easily register for events and stay informed on any group updates. Find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/teamaddocharity .
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