On May 13th, 2021, Venturi Private Wealth hosted its third annual Venturi Charity Shoot benefitting Honor Flight Austin. The event was held at Hog Heaven Sporting Club in Dripping Springs, Texas, and attendees were able to participate in events such as sporting clays, hatchet throws, and shooting competitions. They also enjoyed a silent auction, raffle prizes, and delicious Salt Lick BBQ.
“While this was the third annual shoot Venturi hosted for the sole benefit of Honor Flight Austin, it was my first, and I was blown away by what a huge impact it had on the Honor Flight mission and everyone who came out to support it. The Honor Flight purpose is deeply important to us and we were privileged to use our resources to promote and advance the goal of sending veterans on their trip of a lifetime. Even as a veteran who has deployed in combat units to Iraq and Afghanistan, it seems like I sometimes have only a glimpse of what earlier generations experienced, and the opportunity to let them memorialize their own shared mission and those they fought with is an incredibly powerful way to give back. These veterans signed a blank check payable to the American people, for an amount up to and including their own lives, and any small effort we can make to nominally repay them for that devotion is unequivocally worthwhile.” – Matthew Maxcy, Associate Advisor at Venturi Private Wealth
Honor Flight Austin has a nine-year tradition of honoring our WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans with the trip of a lifetime. Over 2,200 Central Texas Veterans have experienced this fully paid trip. The letters we receive from the vets, their wives and families tell stories of healing from wounds that we never see after 50 even 75 years of holding them in. These women and men who have served deserve this special weekend full of honor and tradition and Venturi has been a vital part of making that happen year after year. The third annual event had approximately 200 attendees, with 136 on shooting teams.
“The Venturi Private Wealth team has made it possible for Honor Flight Austin to get back into the air after this long pandemic. We have hundreds of veterans waiting patiently for this life changing flight; a time where they reconnect with comrades, make new friends, and are honored in ways they cannot image. Through Venturi’s direct giving, fundraising and matching donations, over 300 veterans have experienced a trip of a lifetime.” – Matt Mathias, Chairman of Honor Flight Austin
Please visit https://honorflightaustin.org/ to nominate a veteran, register a veteran for a flight, or make a donation.