In June, our Chairman learned about the power of social media when she had the opportunity to meet a very special Marine and service dog. We look forward to working with Judy, Griff, Cori, and Richochet on some special events for Gold Star families.
In August we joined our partner from the Family Forever program in providing Gold Star spouses gift cards for their children's back to school shopping needs. We would not be able to provide such opportunities without the financial support we receive.
THANK YOU for your generous support!
Last week we joined our partner from the Family Forever program in hosting a special workshop by Sarah Davis for Gold Star families. These seminars are an invaluable experience for those dealing with the loss of their service member.
THANK YOU for these wonderful workshops!
Faith has been selected to serve as an intern with our scholarship partner, RF- LAMBDA. This amazing Gold Star teen is a rising senior and involved in several activities such as tennis, orchestra, robotics, and coaching children’s chess teams. We are excited to assist her with her educational endeavors.
Thank you to our scholarship partner, RF-LAMBDA for hosting this amazing STEM event for Gold Star children. We are grateful for your support, belief in our mission and commitment to educational opportunities for Gold Star families. Information coming soon regarding the 2nd Annual RF-LAMBDA Open House!
There is still time to register for Sugar Bear’s Virtual Memorial Run! You can run, bike, hike or walk in honor of our hero. Funds from this event will help support both Marines and our programs/events as well as initiatives we are trying to launch. Help us celebrate Sugar Bear’s life this Monday, July 22nd in a way that is truly impactful.
The first 300 participants to complete the event will receive an exclusive race pin with the image above. The registration fee is $25.
All proceeds support the Sugar Bear Foundation and MCAF's programs for Marines!
To Track Your Mileage: You can record your miles on your phone with the Map My Run mobile app. Download the Map My Run mobile app and add "MarineCorps Association" as your friend (note: there is no space between Marine and Corps). We will add you to the event you registered for so you can track your progress and the progress of other runners. Please also note that this step is NOT a requirement for this virtual challenge.
EVENT DETAILS AND SCHEDULE
This is a virtual challenge where you can run, walk, bike or hike any time, anywhere to complete the mileage on July 22. Use #EveryClimeandPlaceChallenge on social media!
RF-Lambda is sponsoring Summer Internships for juniors, seniors and college students interested in pursuing a career in a STEM, business or marketing field. The internship will begin at the end of June and run for six weeks. Student applicants must have lost a parent while on active duty, such as in the case of illness, accident, suicide, or KIA. Students must be from San Diego or Orange County (may attend college out of state).
The application is due Tuesday, May 28th, 2019. Please direct any questions and/or submit the application and letters of reference to Admin@theSugarBearFoundation.org. Dates will be announced with the selection of interns.
We are excited to share our Memorial Scholarship in honor of our hero! To qualify, you must be a resident of San Diego or Orange County, the son or daughter of a military service member who died while on active duty and a senior in high school or attending college.
The loss of a parent can have a devastating impact on a family and we want to help surviving children create a path of success.
Please direct any questions to Admin@thesugarbearfoundation.org.
To apply, CLICK HERE to Download the Scholarship Application. Applicants should state the estimated amount needed on the application. Funds will be paid directly to the institution for such items as tuition, housing, fees or academic tutoring needs that pertain to selected coursework.
In April we will join our partners from the MCRD Museum Foundation’s Family Forever program in hosting a very special workshop for Gold Star families, Navigating Your Strengths. This incredible seminar is conducted by Sarah Davis. Davis has a vast level of experience working with Gold Star families. She brings the perfect level of expertise in helping survivors find a renewed purpose and meaning to their lives after dealing with trauma and loss.