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APK Charities is a Proud Recipient of the 2021 Myra Kraft Community MVP Award

APK Charities is a proud recipient of the 2021 Myra Kraft Community MVP Award! It’s awarded to “those who exemplify leadership, dedication and a commitment to improving their communities through volunteerism.” The New England Patriots Foundation donates $225,000 each year to selected non-profit organizations located in New England. There are twenty $10,000 winners and one…

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It's time for the 8th Annual APK Charities 5K Run, Walk & Ruck in memory of Capt Andrew Pedersen-Keel!

From Sunday, October 30 through Saturday, November 6, 2021, people from around CT, the US and all over the world will run, walk and ruck with us on their time, at their pace, and in their location. All proceeds will directly benefit CT Veterans in need through the APK Charities Direct Assistance Program.

Register here: runsignup.com/Race/CT/Guilford/APKCaptAndrewPedersenKeel5K

Learn more about APK's Direct Assistance Program here:
apkcharities.org/about-apk-charities/who-apk-charities-supports
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Its time for the 8th Annual APK Charities 5K Run, Walk & Ruck in memory of Capt Andrew Pedersen-Keel!

From Sunday, October 30 through Saturday, November 6, 2021, people from around CT,  the US and all over the world will run, walk and ruck with us on their time, at their pace, and in their location. All proceeds will directly benefit CT Veterans in need through the APK Charities Direct Assistance Program.

Register here: runsignup.com/Race/CT/Guilford/APKCaptAndrewPedersenKeel5K

Learn more about APKs Direct Assistance Program here:
apkcharities.org/about-apk-charities/who-apk-charities-supports

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We will be walking in NJ. 🇺🇸💖🇺🇸

Run, walk, ruck when and where you want! Register for the 8th Annual APK 5K Run/Walk & Ruck. This year it’s virtual and you pick your route. Sat Oct 30 – Sat Nov 6 join people from around CT, and across the US to help Veterans in need. Register today by visiting our website www.apkcharities.org/ or go directly to our registration page runsignup.com/Race/CT/Guilford/APKCaptAndrewPedersenKeel5K
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Run, walk, ruck when and where you want! Register for the 8th Annual APK 5K Run/Walk & Ruck. This year it’s virtual and you pick your route. Sat Oct 30 – Sat Nov 6 join people from around CT, and across the US to help Veterans in need. Register today by visiting our website  https://www.apkcharities.org/ or go directly to our registration page  https://runsignup.com/Race/CT/Guilford/APKCaptAndrewPedersenKeel5K
#militaryveterans #supportavet #5K #veterans #military

Hang with us in our VIP Skybox Suite @ Mohegan Sun on 10/2 @ the SOLD OUT Sebastian Maniscalco show! We've got 4 tickets left! Food, drinks, VIP suite, and Sebatian! All to benefit APK Charities, helping CT vets in need. Email [email protected] to get your tix! ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago
Hang with us in our VIP Skybox Suite @ Mohegan Sun on 10/2 @ the SOLD OUT Sebastian Maniscalco show! Weve got 4 tickets left! Food, drinks, VIP suite, and Sebatian! All to benefit APK Charities, helping CT vets in need.  Email hillary@20media20.com to get your tix!

APK Charities is a proud recipient of the 2021 Myra Kraft Community MVP Award! It’s awarded to “those who exemplify leadership, dedication and a commitment to improving their communities through volunteerism.” Bob Keiser accepted the award from Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots. The $10,000 grant will be used to support veterans in need, and their families.
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APK Charities is a proud recipient of the 2021 Myra Kraft Community MVP Award! It’s awarded to “those who exemplify leadership, dedication and a commitment to improving their communities through volunteerism.” Bob Keiser accepted the award from Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots. The $10,000 grant will be used to support veterans in need, and their families. 
https://www.apkcharities.org
#veterans #military #militaryveterans #supportavet

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Helen and Bob hope the grant helps a number of families! You both are an inspiration, it’s a privilege knowing you!

Congratulations to APK Charities! Well done Helen and Bob! 💪❤🇺🇲

Congratulations!! Well deserved 🥰

We remember and honor those fallen CT heroes who lost their lives this month: First Lieutenant Thomas Brown, died 9/23/08; Sergeant David Friedrich, died 9/20/03; Lance Corporal Philip Johnson, died 9/3/06; Staff Sergeant Todd Lobraico Jr, died 9/5/13; Specialist Nicholas Madaras, died 9/3/06; Private First Class Gebrah Noonan, died 9/24/10; Private Second Class Stephen Kosswig, died 9/5/10. The courage, bravery, and selflessness of our men and women who served and sacrificed will never be forgotten: Visit Connecticut Trees of Honor in Middletown, CT, and walk the path of heroes cttreesofhonor.com
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We remember and honor those fallen CT heroes who lost their lives this month: First Lieutenant Thomas Brown, died 9/23/08; Sergeant David Friedrich, died 9/20/03; Lance Corporal Philip Johnson, died 9/3/06; Staff Sergeant Todd Lobraico Jr, died 9/5/13; Specialist Nicholas Madaras, died 9/3/06; Private First Class Gebrah Noonan, died 9/24/10; Private Second Class Stephen Kosswig, died 9/5/10. The courage, bravery, and selflessness of our men and women who served and sacrificed will never be forgotten: Visit Connecticut Trees of Honor in Middletown, CT, and walk the path of heroes cttreesofhonor.com
#veterans #military #militaryveterans #unitedstates #supportavet