In support of our commitment to U.S. service members and their families, every year, we host the Atlas Air Charity Golf Tournament. Proceeds from the tournament, charity auction and related events throughout the year are donated to the Semper Fi Fund, K9s for Warriors and local organizations throughout Westchester County, New York, and Connecticut.
Semper Fi Fund is one of America’s highest-rated charities, dedicated to providing urgently needed resources and support for combat-wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. The organization ensures that service members have the resources they need during their recovery and throughout transition back into their everyday lives.
K9s for Warriors is the nation’s largest provider of service dogs for disabled veterans, with a goal of empowering warriors to return to civilian life with dignity and independence. The organization is dedicated to providing service canines to warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post-9/11.
In 2019, which marked the 18th year for the event, Atlas employees, partners and vendors participated in the tournament. An Atlas team that includes headquarters employees from various functions is involved in all aspects of the event, including planning, promotion, sponsorships, auction items, event-day support and follow-up. Veteran Amanda Peterson was on hand to share reflections on her time in the military and the impact her service dog, Chesdin, has had on her since completing active duty.