Garda Joins US Bank for the Defenders of Freedom “Tee It Up Fore The Troops” Golf Event

May 14, 2013

Garda recently participated in the US Bank/Elan, Defenders of Freedom “Tee It Up Fore The Troops” event on Monday May 6th. This annual golf outing raises awareness and generates support for deployed and wounded U.S. troops.


“What an amazing event all the way around,” said Laura Gleason, Garda’s Director of Strategic Accounts. “The Defenders of Freedom along with US Bank/Elan, directly and positively touch many men and women in uniform.”


"Defenders of Freedom" is a non-profit organization that supports deployed troops around the world with personalized care packages, aids wounded troops in their transition to civilian life, and empowers all Veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation New Dawn with life and career mentoring, job search assistance and general transitioning to the civilian sector.


“I appreciate all you did yesterday to make the Vets feel engaged,” said Patrick Law, SVP of US Bank/Elan. “I spoke with many of them after the event who said your care, humor, engagement and focus on them as people, touched them very deeply.


It’s funny how a simple thing like golf, camaraderie and engagement can lift people up. Thank you all for being a part of this,” he added.


“Garda was proud to attend and support this initiative through our partnership with US Bank and Elan,” commented Laura.