BSA 2013 Convention — May 4-7 — Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Operation Military Kids

easy fundraisers

This year, BSA is supporting our military families through a local charity in South Carolina called Operation Military Kids. This is part of the National Operation Military Kids initiative designated to provide support to the children and youth of families that are impacted by global contingency operations.  This includes those served by Army installations, Air Force, Navy and Marine bases, National Guard and Reserves and those families, children and youth who are geographically dispersed.

Join BSA in lending support:

  • Monday, May 6, 2013:  We will be selling mulligans for this year’s golf tournament. The committee will sell mulligans at Linda's Low Country Fest on Sunday night. Golfers will be able to purchase two mulligans, or eight per team.  The price per mulligan will be $10.00. 

  • Tuesday, May 7, 2013: Hero Packs Assembly: Helping our Military Families

The following companies and individuals have already contributed:

  • AMI Bearings, Inc.
  • Applied Industrial Technologies
  • Bearings and Drives
  • Bearing Service, Inc.
  • Bearing Specialty Company, Inc.
  • CM Services, Inc., The Association Partnership Company
  • Gipson Bearing & Supply Co. Inc.
  • Kaman Industrial Technologies Corp.
  • Dan Killory
  • Burke and Tobe May
  • Motion Industries, Inc.
  • Motion Industries (Canada), Inc.
  • Motion Mexico S.A. de C.V.
  • Chip Myer
  • Andy and Carolyn Nations
  • NTN Bearing Corporation of America
  • Oilite Bearing Div., Beemer Precision, Inc.
  • RBC Bearings
  • Rexnord Industries, LLC
  • Roto Clip
  • John and Jennifer Ruth
  • SKF USA, Inc.
  • Steve and Cindy Smidler
  • James Webster

Hero Packs are a way for community groups to give military kids a big thank you for all they do and recognize these kids as heroes too.  Hero packs will be stuffed with goodies by our spouses. They are given to military youth before a loved one is deployed along with a letter of thanks. The goal of HERO Packs are to provide fun items for children of deployed servicemen/women, and provide items to help those children communicate with that deployed parent. Please take part of this event and help your fellow BSA spouses/companions stuff the backpacks for these brave children. The $20.00 is a donation recommended to cover the costs of supplies for the backpacks.

  • BSA will be skipping centerpieces at Monday night’s reception and donating that money to Operation Military Kids.

  • BSA expects to raise $3,000 for this charity. To make the Bearing Industry contribution to Operation Military Kids more significant, the Convention Committee and Board of Directors are suggesting that each member company "match" BSA's contribution of $3,000. Any donation is welcome. The goal is for 100% of all companies, members and manufacturers to contribute.

Please make your check out to BSA: Operation Military Kids and send it to the BSA office as soon as possible but no later than Friday, April 19, 2013.


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