RumChata sponsored an evening reuniting members from Chicago’s 1985 World Championship Football Team at Soldier Field on January 26, to celebrate its victory on the exact date and time of the championship game thirty years ago. The private event benefitted and raised awareness for Lone Survivor Foundation and Gridiron Greats.
More than 450 retailer and distributor guests attended the event featuring forty-one players, plus coaches and personnel from the championship team.
Lone Survivor Foundation and Gridiron Greats were each presented checks in the amount of $30,000 to help them continue their efforts to help those in need that have battled for their country and those who have battled on the football field.
“As a brand that prides itself on bringing people together to celebrate good times, we instantly said yes to hosting this very special event when we were approached by former championship team player Jim Morrissey,” said Tom Maas, RumChata founder and master blender. “We are very proud to be able to use this event to benefit two important organizations, Lone Survivor Foundation and Gridiron Greats.”
The Lone Survivor Foundation, which was founded by Marcus Luttrell, author of the 2007 #1 New York Times best-selling book, Lone Survivor, about his survival and loss of fellow service members in Operation Redwing, established the foundation to honor and remember American service members by providing unique educational, rehabilitation, recovery, and wellness opportunities to U.S. Armed Forces members and their families.
The Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund (GGAF) is a non-stock, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing financial grants and ‘pro bono’ medical assistance to retired NFL players in dire need. The organization focuses on the humanitarian side of post-football related issues, which include coordination of social services to retired players who are in need due to a variety of reasons including inadequate disability and/or pensions.