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Children of Fallen Heroes Partners with Pinehurst Southern Pines Aberdeen Area CVB, Moore County Airport, and the Town of Carthage for U.S. Open Event Hospitality Team


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Children of Fallen Heroes Partners with Pinehurst Southern Pines Aberdeen Area CVB, Moore County Airport, and the Town of Carthage for U.S. Open Event Hospitality Team


[Moore County, NC, Feb 27, 2024] – Children of Fallen Heroes, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the children of military personnel, first responders, and foster kids, proudly announces a groundbreaking partnership with Pinehurst Southern Pines Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), Moore County Airport, and the town of Carthage for an official Event Hospitality Team during the U.S. Open. This collaboration will not only extend a warm welcome to attendees but also showcase the Children of Fallen Heroes Retreat and STEAM Education Center. Situated just moments from Pinehurst and Fort Bragg, the 82-acre development will serve as a transformative haven, emphasizing inclusivity for all, including foster kids and caregivers. The Center will embody the mission of Children of Fallen Heroes, providing a nurturing environment for families of fallen heroes and the broader community.


About Children of Fallen Heroes:

Founded by Ken Wasley, Children of Fallen Heroes is committed to providing support and resources to the children of military personnel, first responders, and foster kids who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country and communities. The organization's Retreat and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Education Center, featured in the STEAM Education Development, aims to create a positive impact on the lives of these children.


Ken Wasley, Founder of Children of Fallen Heroes, shared his thoughts on the partnership: "We are immensely grateful for the opportunity to partner with Pinehurst Southern Pines Aberdeen Area CVB, Moore County Airport, and the town of Carthage for the U.S. Open Event Hospitality Team and our STEAM Center Development. This collaboration not only allows us to extend a warm welcome to attendees but also provides a platform to showcase the essential work we do at Children of Fallen Heroes. Our Retreat and STEAM Education Center, along with the Moore County, NC play a pivotal role in shaping the lives of the children we serve, emphasizing our commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of all, including foster kids and caregivers."


Phil Werz, President and CEO of Pinehurst Southern Pines Aberdeen Area CVB, emphasized the significance of the collaboration in his email:

"We are honored to join forces with Children of Fallen Heroes, Moore County Airport, and the town of Carthage to establish an official Event Hospitality Team, with a special focus on expressing our gratitude to the military, first responders, and the broader community. This partnership exemplifies our commitment to celebrating this major global golf event and recognizing those who have served."


About Pinehurst Southern Pines Aberdeen Area CVB:

Pinehurst Southern Pines Aberdeen Area CVB serves as the economic development agency responsible for travel and tourism promotion, product development, and visitor services in Moore County, NC. In 2022, Moore County ranked as the tenth largest tourism economy in North Carolina, generating $750 million annually in visitor spending.


About Moore County Airport, NC, and the Town of Carthage:

Moore County Airport, located in the town of Carthage, NC, is a vital transportation hub connecting Moore County to the world. The airport plays a crucial role in facilitating travel, business, and events, including prestigious occasions like the U.S. Open. The town of Carthage adds its unique charm and hospitality to the collaborative effort, contributing to the warm welcome extended to event attendees.

Partnership Highlights:


Event Hospitality Team: In collaboration with Pinehurst Southern Pines Aberdeen Area CVB, Moore County Airport, and the town of Carthage, Children of Fallen Heroes will form an official Event Hospitality Team during the U.S. Open. The team will extend a warm welcome to attendees, showcasing the organization's commitment to supporting military families, foster kids, and the broader community.


Retreat and STEAM Development: The 82-acre Children of Fallen Heroes Development, just moments from Pinehurst and Fort Bragg, will serve as a transformative haven. It will emphasize inclusivity for all, featuring the Retreat and STEAM Education Center to create a nurturing environment for families of fallen heroes, foster kids, caregivers, and the broader community.


Community Outreach: Children of Fallen Heroes, in collaboration with its partners, will engage with the local community and U.S. Open attendees to share the organization's initiatives and highlight the significance of supporting military families, foster kids, and caregivers.



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