Shop the APK Charities shop in time for the holidays!

Shop the APK Charities shop in time for the holidays!

Shop the APK Charities shop in time for the holidays!

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Throughout the long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, America's military and their families have made enormous sacrifices. On March 11, 2013, we suffered the agonizing loss of our son in eastern Afghanistan. Capt. Andrew Pedersen-Keel, 28, was killed in action while serving as detachment commander of his Green Beret Special Forces team. Andrew grew up in Wallingford and Canton/Collinsville and graduated from Avon Old Farms School, Avon, CT in 2002 and the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY in 2006.

We created the APK Charities Corporation (a Connecticut non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable status applied and pending/Federal Tax ID 46-5456912) and the APK 5K/5K Ruck Walk/March to properly honor and remember the ultimate sacrifice made by our son and to raise awareness and support for our active, retired, wounded and fallen warriors and their families. The APK Charities mission is to provide financial aid and material assistance to charitable organizations and causes.

This year all proceeds of the event will benefit five worthy causes; The Fisher House, the Special Forces Charitable Trust, Spike's K9 Fund, Wounded Warriors Family Support, and an APK Charities Endowment Fund with the Madison and Guilford Foundations. These four charities provide much-needed and effective recognition and support for fallen soldiers’ families and wounded soldiers and their families.

We are asking you and/or your company to join us in recognizing and supporting this cause by contributing to the APK 5K fundraising event sponsored by the APK Charities Corporation. The APK 5K is a 5K Run, 5K Ruck/Walk and Kids Fun Run on November 7th at 9:30 a.m. at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, Connecticut. Please download our Sponsorship Form below and join us in supporting fallen and wounded soldiers and their families.

If you can't become one of our sponsors, donations of any kind are welcome and will help cover the cost of the race while benefiting the aforementioned charities.

Sincerely,

Helen and Bob Pedersen-Keiser

Combat Applications Group: $1000 or more

  • Mentioned as Key Sponsor in all media applications
  • Marketing space
  • Logo on T-shirt

Operator: $500 or more

  • Table at beginning or end of race
  • Logo on T-shirt

Robin Sage: $250 or more

  • Name on T-shirt

Selection: $100 or more

  • Honorable Mention

Darby: $50 or more

  • Honorable Mention

In Kind: (after race food, services etc. please list)

  • Will receive benefits of sponsorship level according to market value of donation

About APK Charities

We seek to raise awareness and support for our active, retired, wounded and fallen warriors and their families and to provide financial aid and material assistance to charitable organizations and causes.

APK Charities' mission is to serve as a bridge connecting our society and our Armed Forces, opening our hearts and minds to serve those who protect us.

Learn more about our organization.

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