The Crockett Foundation Mission
The Crockett Foundation has an international audience of wrestling fans at our fingertips. We thank Jim Crockett Sr., up above, for helping us get to this size, which gives us a wide scope of ability to help our community at large today. We’ve broadened our horizons and you’re in a position to join us in some pretty important ways to help US Military Veterans.
How We Got Here
Have fun checking out the History section of our website, where you’ll see how Jim Crockett Senior brought baseball to the Carolinas, and how Jim Crockett Promotions can be considered the business founder of professional wrestling as we know it today across the world.
Our Current Focus on Veterans Charities
As of August 2015, the charitable focus of the Crockett Foundation has become service to US Military Veterans in a special package of ways that we feel passionate about.
- Paying the veterinary bills and food costs of those beautiful dogs who were active duty soldiers, retired military dogs.
- Paying for the training of certified Service Dogs and Emotional Support Dogs for Veterans in need of canine companions of this type.
- Improving the lives of Veterans who are working toward mental and emotional stability after active duty due to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Teams Mean a Lot to Us
The Crockett Family has a long history in sports. That makes us think about teams of people working on a mission. And missions call to mind our brave men and woman serving in the US Military, particularly over the last several years of war overseas.
Continuing our support of teams, aiming to be part of healing teams around the country, The Crockett Foundation was formed to put our efforts behind veterans healing and growing in mental health after their active service to our country.
How We’re Helping Other Charities
The Crockett Foundation has a huge presence on social media. Facebook, Twitter, this website, etc. are where it’s at these days – and we’ve got around 1,000 visits on our social media each week.
Wisely, we’re leveraging that to particularly benefit small 501c3 non-profit charitable organizations for US Military Veterans. These Veterans charities would be hard pressed to reach that large audience otherwise. They’ve got very important and impactful missions, and just might need a boost of funding here and there. We’re working as a team in that way, and we’d like you to join our team to do this good work with us.
Charities We Select
In our first year of focusing on serving Veterans we’ve been getting our social media established. Marketing is a science as well as an art, and we recognize the importance of having experts in social media help us develop our presence online.
To select the charitable organizations we’ll donate your funds to, our Board of Directors does their own research to find 501c3 non-profits that strike a chord with them. We focus on veteran’s organizations that are trying to make veterans lives more livable while he or she is suffering from mental illness brought on by their service to our country. We feel personally responsible for choosing the best Veteran charitable organizations to donate to on behalf of our fans in the professional wrestling community and others. We do a background check on those non-profits to make sure they’re legitimate before voting and selecting those veterans charities who will receive your hard earned money as donations.
We’re proud to share that charitable organizations we’ve donated to include these 3 wonderful 501c3 non-profits:
- We love that Veterans are working directly with horses! Shamrock Reins, in Pipersville, PA. They provide Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies for Veterans, Active Duty & Reserve Service Members, First Responders, their Families, and the Families of Fallen Heroes.
- We love that musical instruments are not cost prohibitive to our Veterans! Music4More, in Baltimore, MD. Their primary focus is collecting instrument donations and recycling them into struggling school and community music therapy programs for veterans.
- We love that dogs are being saved from euthanasia and that Veterans become their heroes! Wags4Tags. They unite our psychologically and emotionally impaired Veterans across North Carolina with trained Companion, Emotional Support Dogs rescued from kill shelters so the two can heal in unconditional love, trust and loyalty.
You Can Help Too
A big effort we’re currently making is getting Veterinary Hospitals and Clinics onboard to link us with Veterans who need help with the medical bills of the retired military dogs they’re caring for as pets now. The veteran that gives the dog a loving home through his or her golden years is solely responsible for the medical care of the heroes. We’ve contacted a long list of Veterinarians already, and would like to enlist you for help in this effort too.