Chris Kyle Frog Foundation and PIRTEK Partner to Support Military and First Responder Marriages Through “Nitro” Retreat Series
Midlothian, Texas, USA – February 14, 2017 – Chris Kyle Frog Foundation (CKFF) and PIRTEK today announced a partnership to help support military and first responder marriages and families. PIRTEK, a leading provider of fluid transfer solution products and services, is sponsoring the “Nitro Experience” Revitalization Retreats in 2017.
Held at scheduled drag races across the United States, the Nitro retreats are offered four times a year in various locations throughout the country.
“These men and women sacrifice so much for our safety and well-being,” said Georganne DeSeve, PIRTEK marketing manager. “Their jobs entail a great deal of stress on a daily basis. Helping them reconnect as couples allows them to get away from it all for a time. PIRTEK is happy to play a role in making this happen.”
In 2016, PIRTEK worked with the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation to provide six military service veterans and first responders an opportunity to be part of an actual pit crew at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. PIRTEK-sponsored Team Murray participated in the TAG Heuer Pit Crew Challenge, a program of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation that leads up to the Indianapolis 500.
Since the Foundation’s first year, Revitalization Retreats have been vital to supporting the Foundation’s mission “to honor God, country, and families who serve through experiences that strengthen military and first responder marriages and families.” Couples selected through a nomination process are awarded a unique opportunity to downshift from the intensity of mission-focused life, and to reconnect. CKFF’s goal is to provide married military, veteran, and first responder couples one-on-one time to enrich their relationship and remember what they love about each other.
“We are humbled by the dedication to service marriages shown by PIRTEK USA, and their willingness to give back to those who serve us,” said Taya Kyle, Chris Kyle Frog Foundation’s Executive Director and wife of the Foundation’s namesake, Chris Kyle. Chris authored the highly acclaimed memoir, “American Sniper” documenting his life serving as a Navy SEAL sniper. “It’s through meaningful partnerships such as this that allow CKFF to expand our reach and keep these families thriving through the extreme pressures that a life of service creates,” she added.
PIRTEK USA Supports Aging Matters in Brevard for 1st Quarter Fundraiser Event
January 27, 2017 marked the first quarterly fundraiser event of the year, held by the PIRTEK USA Corporate Headquarters’ team members.
Each quarter a different department within the organization selects a local Brevard County Charity of which the company will raise funds for. Together, the Marketing and Information Technology Departments selected Aging Matters in Brevard.
Aging Matters in Brevard is a private not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote and maintain independence and maximize quality of life for the citizens of Brevard County, particularly the elderly and disabled. Their programs support Meals On Wheels, Seniors at Lunch, Sunflower House Community Caregiver Center, Senior TranServe to name a few.
“We are pleased to support such great organizations around Brevard County that help our community, says Georganne DeSeve, Marketing Manager at PIRTEK USA. “This particular organization makes a positive difference in so many lives in a variety of ways, and we are grateful for that.”
To learn more about the Aging Matters in Brevard or to make your own donation visit, http://agingmattersbrevard.org
PIRTEK Day for Charity Supports Rare Disease, ADSL Deficiency
The disease was first described in 1984, and leads to profound developmental delay and, in up to 30% of cases, autistic features. Currently, over 30 mutations in ADSL are known to cause ADSL deficiency. The clinical picture in these individuals can vary widely. It effects patients both biochemically and behaviorally, with symptoms including psychomotor retardation and include seizures, cortical visual impairment and hypotonia.
Presently, there is no known cure or treatment and there is very little information out there about the disease. There are currently 60 known cases worldwide.
The funds raised by the PIRTEK USA team was donated to the ADSL GoFundMe Fundraiser that will support the research of the disease.
To make a donation, please visit https://www.gofundme.com/adslresearch
A Facebook page was started for families with children with ADSL. Please share with your family and friends in support of the families and to help raise awareness. https://www.facebook.com/adsl.deficiency.journeys/home
PIRTEK USA Donates to The Children’s Hunger Project
(June, 2016) – At PIRTEK USA’s most recent charity fundraiser, the team is proud to have supported the Children’s Hunger Project. The funds will be used to restore hope and nurture the minds and hearts of hungry children in Brevard County by providing them with food assistance over the weekends.
The Children’s Hunger Project provides weekend meals every Friday to as many needy elementary school children as possible. The effort fights childhood hunger and malnutrition during the school year. The lightweight, easy to handle food can be consumed even when the power is out and no refrigeration is required.
Teachers and school administrators, those on the front line of caring for our children while they are away from their parents during the week, know firsthand of the weekend hunger problem. The teachers know as they wave goodbye on Fridays which students will not have proper nutrition over the weekend. They know which students will arrive Monday morning ill-prepared to learn properly.
“With our donation, 5 children will be provided with food for the weekend for an entire year”, says Georganne DeSeve, Marketing Manager at PIRTEK USA. “Knowing that our efforts will make a positive impact on a child’s life is heartwarming to all of us a PIRTEK USA. We are proud to support a great cause like this.”
To learn more about the Children’s Hunger Project or to make your own donation visit, https://thechildrenshungerproject.org/
PIRTEK USA Supports Candlelighters of Brevard
The PIRTEK USA Corporate office in Rockledge, FL is pleased to announce that today, PIRTEK executives presented Candlelighters of Brevard, Inc. a $1,100 check to be used toward the organization’s mission of providing mental, physical and emotional support for children with cancer and their families.
“The PIRTEK staff felt strongly about helping the Candlelighters because one of our sales representatives has a daughter that was diagnosed with cancer at a young age,” said PIRTEK USA Marketing Manager Georganne DeSeve. “Candlelighters supported his family during their most difficult times. We were pleased to give back.”
The Candlelighters of Brevard is a non-profit organization dedicated to children with cancer and their families by offering emotional support and financial assistance. They offer family programs and services such as Home Away from Home, Utility Assistance and the Prescription Drug Program. They also have a Volunteer Guild. The Candlelighters are committed to ensuring no one has to face the diagnosis of childhood cancer alone.
To learn more about Candlelighters of Brevard, Inc. or to donate, visit http://www.candlelightersofbrevard.org/
Friends of Children of Brevard County Fundraiser
The PIRTEK USA Corporate office team recently held a fundraiser in support of Friends of Children of Brevard County and the Guardian ad Litem program. The team raised over $800 that will go entirely towards giving unfortunate children from broken homes a sense of normalcy that most take for granted.
The non-profit organization raises funds and solicit in-kind donations to provide for the unmet needs of abused, neglected or abandoned children of Brevard County. They also support their advocates, the Guardian ad Litem program by assisting in volunteer recruitment and retention.
The team members at PIRTEK USA are especially pleased to contribute to this particular charity of great meaning and compassion for children.
We participate in the Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative (commonly referred to as “Vet Fran”), which seeks to provide an opportunity for veterans who want to be in business. If you are an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, you may be eligible to receive a $5,000 discount off of the Initial Franchise Fee amount due at the time you sign the Franchise Agreement.
For more information about VetFran and getting involved visit www.vetfran.com or contact PIRTEK USA’s Franchising Team.