The following is a press release from Glock.
Glock will continue to support the Young Marines organization by contributing another $50,000 at 10 a.m. (EST), Monday, Oct. 13, at the GLOCK Booth No. 3824 at the Association of United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting & Expo, held Oct. 13-15, 2014, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon PL, NW, Washington D.C.
Media are invited to attend the event as the check is presented to Lt. Col. Mike Kessler USMC (Ret), the national executive director and CEO of the Young Marines.
Kessler has been with the organization for 15 years and will be retiring at the end of 2015. He will have words of appreciation to Glock for the years of support of the Young Marines.
“It’s important for the future of all of us that we have organizations that help foster and champion young people into leaders of strong character,” said Josh Dorsey, VP of Glock, Inc. and also a Marine veteran. “The Young Marines organization has a proven track record of doing so.”
The Young Marines is a national non-profit 501c(3) youth education and service program for boys and girls, age 8 through the completion of high school. The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral and physical development of its members. The program focuses on teaching the values of leadership, teamwork and self-discipline so its members can live and promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.
Since the Young Marines’ humble beginnings in 1959 with one unit and a handful of boys, the organization has grown to over 300 units with 11,000 youth and 3,000 adult volunteers in 46 states, the District of Columbia, Germany, Japan and affiliates in a host of other countries.
For more information, please visit YoungMarines.com/home.