The Aaron Redd Foundation Presents 

Friday, 9 October 2020

The CG Classic 2020 - year 4

Thank you to our Golfers, Sponsors, Family, and Friends who were able to join us on Friday, 9  October for our 4th Annual CGC.

Thank you for being diligent with our COVID precautions! We all remained healthy. 

For those unable to attend in person due to your State's sanctioned restrictions - We will see you next year!

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. 

National Anthem performed by actor and singer, Kerry O'Malley. Videography by Karl Sonnenberg.

8:00 am – 9:30 am


9:30 am

Opening Ceremonies / Tournament Photo

9:45 am 

Shotgun Start/Captains Choice

2:30 pm Grab & Go lunch 


The Aaron Redd Foundation will continue to honor the United States Coast Guard in memory of Seaman Aaron N. Redd, Company Delta 193, by supporting the CG Chief Petty Officers Association. The new Aaron Redd Award provides a financial award to Active Duty Coast Guardsmen, Active Duty Coast Guard Reservists and their dependents who are pursuing continued education or job certification training.

The Board of Directors of the Foundation has chosen the Semper K9 organization as our Charity of Choice for the CG Classic. Combat veteran founded and operated, Semper K9’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for wounded, critically ill and injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families by providing them assistance dogs. Using rescued and donated dogs we provide service dogs for psychiatric alert and mobility challenges free of charge to wounded service members.

Photography through the years by Nancy Colon and other Friends of the Foundation.

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, loyal, and committed to excellence; 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, earned the Rank of Seaman, and is forever a U.S. Coast Guardsman. Today, he has an Eagle’s-eye view and stands guard over all those he loved.


This Gold Star Family established the Aaron Redd Foundation on what would have been his 23rd birthday, January 19, 2018. 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.



Eileen, Frank and Evan Redd


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The Aaron Redd Foundation

2017 Gifted the Coast Guard Enlisted Memorial Foundation $15,000

2018 Gifted the Coast Guard Family Assistance Fund and Fisher House $10,000

2019 Gifted the Boulder Crest Retreat Organization and started the Aaron Redd Award $10,000

2020 Gifted the Semper K9 Organization $5000


"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

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