As part of the upcoming Dynamo Charities Weekend, we’re looking at the impact that Dynamo Charities has had on our community in recent years through the lens of their four pillars. This is Part Three: Veteran Support.
According to United Way of Greater Houston, Houston is home to more than 300,000 veterans – the second largest population in the United States. Through that reality and the passion to help from Dynamo owner Teg Segal comes Dynamo Charities’ third active pillar – veteran support. Supporting veterans has driven several volunteer projects with local organizations, including The Mission Continues and Combine Arms, among other organizations.
As the forefront of this pillar has been Dash goalkeeper Jane Campbell, who has selected The Mission Continues as her charity for the Nationwide Community Ambassador program. Additionally, Dynamo Charities has made a $5,000 donation to that organization this season.
Dynamo Charities proudly provides a monetary donation to veteran support organizations from their fundraising events. Most recently, the Combined Arms Gym in the East End was a beneficiary of the second annual OMEN Gaming Charity Challenge. Additionally, with partner Katz Coffee, Dynamo Charities honors a military member at every Dynamo and Dash home game at PNC Stadium in conjunction with local organizations.
For current military members, Dynamo Charities has partnered with local Army officies in Houston to offer swearing in ceremonies for future soldiers at Dynamo games as a way to wish them well on their way to basic training.
Throughout these and other events, Dynamo Charities aims to provide support and awareness in the battle to end cancer. To learn more, donate, or volunteer your time at one of our upcoming events, please visit the Dynamo Charities website. Help us celebrate Dynamo Charities weekend at our Houston Dash and Houston Dynamo FC matches on August 12 and 13.