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Swinging for a Cause

(pictured left to right) Cory Alexander (D-BAT), Ashlee Hill (Cohen Clinic at The Up Center), Tina Gill, Pat Stafford (D-BAT), Craig Colucci (D-BAT), Brian Singer (Word of Honor Fund), Kara Stafford (D-BAT)
(pictured left to right) Cory Alexander (D-BAT), Ashlee Hill (Cohen Clinic at The Up Center), Tina Gill, Pat Stafford (D-BAT), Craig Colucci (D-BAT), Brian Singer (Word of Honor Fund), Kara Stafford (D-BAT)

By Tyler Neal | Winter 2024 Newsletter 

 

In November 2023, D-Bat Virginia Beach, extended their support to our service members by holding a Veteran’s Day Hit-a-thon! D-Bat’s commitment to making a difference led to a partnership with The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic and Word of Honor Funds—organizations that play a pivotal role in improving the lives of our military families by providing mental health counseling and connections to other resources. D-Bat Virginia Beach was presented a $10,000 check to both agencies. Their $20,000 donation exceeded their initial goal of $18,600, an amount that signifies the number of veterans who have taken their own lives in the past three years.

 

It’s OK not to be OK,” emphasized Pat Stafford in an interview with WTKR. Stafford serves as the general manager at D-Bat Virginia Beach.

 

One of the goals of our clinic is to not
only provide counseling, but also familyfriendly
events that foster community
within the military population out here.
— Ashli Hill to WKTR

 

That sentiment is at the heart of D-Bat’s mission to let our service members know that seeking help, speaking up, and getting the support they need are not signs of weakness but courageous acts of strength. The Up Center’s Cohen Military Family Clinic provides counseling and support services to veterans, service members and their families. The Up Center extends our thanks to D-Bat Virginia Beach for their incredible support of our Military Family Clinic. When we come together as a community, we can raise funds and provide much-needed support system for our service members and their families.

 

“One of the goals of our clinic is to not only provide counseling, but also family-friendly events that foster community within the military population out here.” — Ashli Hill to WKTR

 

Thank you, D-Bat Virginia Beach, for swinging for a cause that truly matters.

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