Dallas, Texas – Suntex Marina Investors, LLC (Suntex), the premier owner and operator of best-in-class marina properties, announced today its continued support of the charitable organization, Folds of Honor, as its title sponsor for the Folds of Honor North Texas Fifth Annual Gala.
Folds of Honor North Texas, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of fallen or wounded service members, will hold its annual gala on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at The Field at AT&T Stadium. The event’s honorary chairpeople, Cintia and Johnny Powers, will join with the Folds of Honor North Texas board of directors, veterans and scholarship recipients to pay homage to the patriots who so bravely fought for American freedom.
“We are humbled to be longtime supporters of Folds of Honor,” said Johnny Powers, chairman and founding principal, Suntex Marinas. “The work they do is life-changing for the families of those who have sacrificed so much to protect our country. Their tireless dedication, diligence and sense of duty to the families they serve is inspiring and we ask the community to join us in supporting their most noble of causes.”
The educational scholarships provided by Folds of Honor support private school tuition or tutoring in grades K-12, as well as post-secondary tuition (two- or four-year college/university, technical or trade school). Since its inception in 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded over 35,000 scholarships totaling over $160 million in all 50 states.
Beginning in 2012, Suntex Marinas has supported Folds of Honor in multiple annual events across its marinas throughout the country. Annually, each marina location asks their guests to contribute, and many hold independent events for their customers and community, including cookouts, raffles, “Dogs for Donations” and “Putting for Patriots.” In 2018, at the grand opening of the recently acquired Miami Beach Marina, a silent auction was held on behalf of Folds of Honor. In 2019, Suntex Marinas and partners raffled a brand new 20-foot Bayliner deckboat, trailer and 150HP Mercury motor to boost its fundraising efforts. Over the years, these efforts have evolved into a million-dollar fund-raising initiative, culminating in the $250K donation resulting in the title sponsorship of the gala.
For more information on the Folds of Honor Gala and to get tickets, visit www.fohevents.org/2021gala.
The Suntex portfolio includes marinas located in California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee and Virginia. For more information on Suntex Marina Investors LLC, or the complete portfolio of Suntex marinas, please contact or visit www.suntex.com.
About Suntex Marina Investors, LLC – Suntex Marinas engages in the ownership and management of marina properties. The executive officers at Suntex have over 100 years combined experience investing in, acquiring, and managing marinas. Suntex prides itself on a growing reputation in the marina industry for its commitment to superior customer service, experienced marina managers and staff, conscious contributions to marina communities and expansive enthusiasm for creating memorable experiences on the water. www.suntex.com
About Folds of Honor:
Since 2007, Folds of Honor has carried forth this singular, noble mission – to provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members. Folds of Honor is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator and platinum on Guide Star, that provides educational scholarships to the families of military men and women who have fallen or been disabled while on active duty in the United States armed forces. Folds of Honor proudly gives back 90% of funds raised to their mission. Their educational scholarships support private educational tuition and tutoring for children in grades K-12, as well as higher education tuition assistance for spouses and dependents. Founded in 2007 by Lieutenant Colonel Dan Rooney, a PGA Professional and F-16 fighter pilot in the Air Force Reserves who served three tours of duty in Iraq, Folds of Honor is proud to have awarded approximately 35,000 scholarships in all 50 states and some US territories, including over 6,000 in 2021 alone. www.foldsofhonor.org