The Aaron Redd Foundation Presents 

Friday, June 14 2019

The CG Classic 2019

Thank you for continuing to support our efforts to make a difference in projects that honor Aaron's legacy. Each year we will continue to support programs and opportunities that inspire leadership, honor and respect. 

LET'S SUPPORT SOME GREAT CauSES

Thank you Nancy Colon for always capturing the heart of this event.

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A Note from the Family

Aaron had a dream to be a Coast Guardsman. He wanted to save lives and be part of something bigger than himself. On 28 June, 2016, he began that dream when he and his fellow Recruits set foot on the grounds of the Cape May Training Center in New Jersey. He was ready to serve his Country. 


Only a few days later, due to complications from the Sickle Cell Trait, he collapsed on the training course. On 6 July with his family and new Coast Guard family by his bedside, Aaron passed away. By donating his heart, Aaron was able to fulfill his purpose as a Coastie and save a life.


Aaron was larger than life. He was witty, fun loving, and smart; and we will miss him every moment of every day. His family and friends have experienced first-hand, the love and support of the Coast Guard family. From the moment Aaron was admitted to the hospital, until his final day on Earth, the Coast Guard stood guard over him. 

 

On 19 August, posthumously, Aaron became an honorary graduate of Delta Company 193 and is forever a U.S. Coast Guardsman. Today, he has an Eagle’s-eye view and stands guard over all those he loved.


Our family made a promise to the Coast Guard and more specifically, Coast Guard Enlisted Memorial Foundation, to do what we could to help them accomplish their goal of building the Memorial to honor Aaron and 1500 of his shipmates who have lost their lives in the performance of duty.

 

In June of 2017, we held our first Annual CG Classic and thanks to the generous contributions of our partners, were able to donate $15,000 to the Foundation and help them reach their final goal of $450,000. The dedication ceremony will take place In April of 2019 at the USCG Training Center in Cape May, NJ, the current birthplace of the Service’s enlisted corps. We are so grateful to everyone who played a part in making this dream a reality. 

 

In June of 2018, we held our Second Annual CG Classic and once again, thanking our golfers, donors and sponsors, we presented the Coast Guard Family Assistance Fund and Fisher House Camp Lejeune, with a check for $5000 each. 

 

Thank you for continuing to support our efforts to make a difference in projects that honor Aaron's legacy. Each year, we will continue to support programs and opportunities that inspire leadership, honor and respect. 

We are grateful to our entire extended family and faithful friends for supporting us on our journey to celebrate Aaron’s life – now and always. We appreciate your kindness and generosity by playing and sponsoring in the tournament.  Our hearts are full.

 

Peace.

If you have any questions please feel free to email us at eileen@cgclassic.com 

 

"We will encourage a spiritual awakening and empowerment in individuals to overcome obstacles and find the joy in pursuing their dreams. We will always keep Aaron’s energy and spirit alive and are devoted to carrying out his mission of devotion to duty and desire to be a part of the greater good."

| The Aaron Redd Foundation established January 19, 2018

If you have any questions please contact us at eileen@cgclassic.com