• The 3rd & Goal Foundation

Adopt a Hero 2021 Kickoff at Homeless Shelter

Updated: Dec 20, 2021

Every year in November the 3rd & Goal Foundation launches their largest Operation Joy initiative called Adopt a Hero. It is an outreach that is targeted at helping homeless or formerly homeless veterans during the holiday season. With helping over 400 veterans in need during this outreach the assistance for each is uniquely different, but includes things like purchasing gifts for veterans and their families, providing winter essentials to homeless veterans, and much more.

To kickoff Adopt a Hero 2021, 3rd & Goal helped all of the veterans at the veteran-only homeless shelter in Columbus, OH. This included going to the shelter to decorate the facility for the holidays and severing everyone a tasty dinner. After dinner, the veterans had an opportunity to go see the light show at Butch Bando's Fantasy of Lights. In addition, the foundation was able to provide every single veteran a new winter coat, blanket, pillow, socks, winter hat, gloves, sweatpants, sweatshirt, undershirt, as well as, a pair of shoes. It didn't stop there, all 50 veterans also received a stocking filled with their favorite snacks.

This would not have been possible without the generous support of Team 3&G. Special thank you to Bowmar Nutrition, Roosters Wings, Butch Bando Fantasy of Lights, Byers Subaru, CRMD, PrideSlides, and all our supporters who purchased items off our Amazon wishlist for making this such a success.