Directional Aviation’s Sentient Jet, a strong supporter of the horse racing community, announced its continuing commitment to raising awareness for Homes For Our Troops, a nonprofit organization that builds specially adapted custom homes for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans. It extended its partnership with Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and sponsorship of contender Tenfold at the 2018 Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 9th.
The announcement builds upon Sentient Jet’s larger awareness campaign in support of the organization, which began with the company’s sponsorship of Combatant at the Kentucky Derby followed by Tenfold at the Preakness Stakes. The campaign has already garnered significant local and national media attention across both the horse racing and larger consumer landscape, with coverage in The Los Angeles Times, Thoroughbred Daily News, Private Jet Card Comparisons and ESPN Louisville, among others. The campaign has already generated $40,000 in direct donations. Through June 19, 2018, Private Jet Card Comparisons is donating $50 from every subscription to Homes For Our Troops.
Considered a furious contender to challenge Justify’s bid for the Triple Crown, next Saturday’s historic 2018 Belmont Stakes will provide an even more visible platform for Tenfold to raise awareness for this important cause.
“No matter how Tenfold places on June 9th, he will be winning for Veterans everywhere through the awareness and funds he is raising for this noble cause. We are proud to do our part to honor the achievements of both the organization at large and the heroic men and women that it serves,” said Andrew Collins, President and CEO of Sentient Jet.
As part of the partnership, Sentient Jet will once again host US Veterans for an exceptional day at the races, offering them a personal introduction to the Belmont field and seating in the luxurious G.H. Mumm Champagne Room. Among the list attending will be Veteran Marine Staff Sergeant Charlie Linville. An inspiring and avid mountain climber, Staff Sergeant Linville is the first amputee Veteran to reach the top of Mount Everest.
“We are thrilled to have the continued support of Sentient Jet and Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC at the 2018 Belmont Stakes,” said Tom Landwermeyer, President and CEO of Homes For Our Troops. “Beyond the important awareness we are raising for the work that we do, we are also offering a deserving group of Veterans a very special day of once-in-a-lifetime fun at the races. We are looking forward to another spectacular day at the races.”
Homes For Our Troops builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for the severely injured post – 9/11 Veterans. Most of these Veterans have sustained life-altering injuries, and these homes enable them to focus on their family, recovery and rebuilding their lives. Since its inception in 2004, nearly 90 cents of every dollar have gone directly to program services for Veterans. Homes For Our Troops builds homes where a Veteran chooses to live and continues its relationship with the individual after home delivery. Empowered by the freedom that a donated, specially adapted custom home brings, Veterans can focus on their recovery and returning to their life’s work of serving others.
Handled by Steve Asmussen and owned by Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC, the co-owners of 2017 Horse of the year Gun Runner and two-time winner of the Kentucky Oaks with Summerly and Untapable, Tenfold is a three-year-old Thoroughbred who has placed first in two of four races run in the 2018 season. Most recently, Tenfold placed third at the 2018 Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, Maryland, solidifying his position as one of the most promising horses in today’s racing landscape and a strong contender for the 2018 Belmont Stakes.
“We are eagerly anticipating Tenfold’s running at the 2018 Belmont Stakes, a significant race in the circuit and one where we’re confident his skills will be showcased,” said Steve Asmussen, trainer to Tenfold. “We thank Sentient Jet and Homes For Our Troops for choosing us to be a part of this important movement and look forward to giving them and their guests a solid contender to root for come race day.”
Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post – 9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. Most of these Veterans have sustained life-altering injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives. Since its inception in 2004, nearly 90 cents of every dollar has gone directly to our program services for Veterans. HFOT builds these homes where the Veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the Veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives. Visit https://www.hfotusa.org/https://www.hfotusa.org/ to learn more.