January 27, 2011
WID Michigan donates $10,000 to the Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund

The WID Michigan chapter recently raised $10,000 for the Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund (FWSF) to assist the non-profit organization in its efforts to provide financial support to the men and women who serve our country, as well as their families.

The funds were raised through and presented at WID’s second annual Bocce Ball Tournament of the Primes, which brought together more than 130 people from defense prime contractors and suppliers – including AM General, BAE Systems, General Dynamics Land Systems, Navistar and Oshkosh Defense.

"We’d like to give a special thanks to Women In Defense Michigan Chapter for its generosity and support," said Chris Cornelius, co-founder of FWSF. “This donation will allow us to help military families with expenses, such as visiting their injured loved ones in the hospital, supporting handicapped veterans and assisting the spouses and children of fallen soldiers.”

The Navistar team took home the tournament trophy this year unseating the 2010 champions AM General.