The IFA Foundation’s VetFran Program, alongside generous support from FranFund and Steve White of PuroClean, supported the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl and provided 50 veterans free tickets to the game which took place on December 22nd in Fort Worth, Texas.
“IFA is proud to sponsor active duty service members at this year’s Armed Forces Bowl game. We continue to build our VetFran program and work to open doors of opportunity and lines of communication with people and companies that can assist veterans in achieving the American dream,” said IFA President & CEO Robert Cresanti. “The IFA is honored to help in celebration of their service along with IFA members Sport Clips and FranFund at this great event.”
IFA member companies have a history of supporting this and other events that honor veterans, and this year, Sport Clips took a Hero Bus from Georgetown, TX to Fort Worth, bringing Purple Heart recipients and their spouses to the bowl where they will be recognized on the field at half time. FranFund also has a long-running history of sponsoring this event, and this year they are co-sponsoring with VetFran, raising awareness of this great opportunity among the wider IFA community. FranFund is also a long running sponsor of the game, and their collaboration with VetFran could be the start of an annual tradition for the program.
Steve White, the Vice Chair of the VetFran program, President and COO of PuroClean and army veteran, became a bronze sponsor of VetFran following the game, indicating that the program’s growth and innovation that brings worthwhile causes like the Armed Forces Bowl is worth supporting. The funds will be instrumental in making possible new initiatives like the launch of a national veteran franchisee network and a task force dedicated to military caregivers and spouses.
For more information on IFA’s VetFran program, click here.