On behalf of Early Times Kentucky Whiskey, American Bass Anglers has donated $10,000 to The American Legion's Legacy Fund, an endowment that awards scholarships to the children of military personnel killed on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001. Joe Murray, Early Times brand manager, presented a check for the monetary amount to Alabama 12th District Commander Becky Burney during a presentation earlier this year.
With the cost of college tuition rising and the various ancillary expenses involved in pursuing higher education, the donation will be put to good use.
"Early Times is proud to support the Legacy Scholarship Fund and everything it does for those families who have been affected by the war overseas," Murray said. "Early Times has a rich heritage and strong tradition with the military and this is a way to ensure that education will be a reality for those children who have lost a parent in the war on terror."
American Bass Anglers, a partner of Early Times, has a similar dedication to military personnel and the causes important to their well being.
"American Bass Anglers is proud to be partners with Early Times and extremely pleased to be allowed to present this donation on their behalf", said Morris Sheehan, president of American Bass Anglers. "Early Times has a long history of supporting the military including Operation R&R and their Take-a-Soldier-Fishing programs, and now expanding their involvement by supporting military families through this donation to the Legacy Fund."
Companies and individuals interested in donating to The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund can send their tax-deductible donations to:
The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1055. Indianapolis, IN 46206
For more information on donating, visit the Legacy Fund's website .