ABA AND FISHER HOUSE FOUNDATION TO WORK TOGETHER
The American Basketball Association (ABA) today announced that it will work to help bring greater awareness to Fisher House Foundation.
“Fisher House Foundation is a special organization, " stated ABA CEO Joe Newman. "Since 1990, they have been impacting military families around the world, having served 400,000 military and veteran families in need by providing free lodging and over $500 million in savings. On any given night up to 1200 families can stay at a Fisher House. I'm not sure how many people are really aware of the huge impact Fisher House Foundation makes."
"Fisher House Foundation thanks the ABA for their efforts spreading the word about Fisher House," said Dave Coker, President of Fisher House Foundation. "The ABA understands the importance of keeping military and veteran families together during a medical crisis and we are grateful for their support."
About Fisher House Foundation
Fisher House Foundation is best known for its network of 90 comfort homes where military and veteran families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, and in Europe, close to the medical center or
hospital they serve. Fisher Houses share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room and an inviting living room. Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is never a lodging fee.
About Fisher House Foundation Hero Programs
Fisher House Foundations also operates Hero Miles Program, using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service membersas well as the Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near medical centers without charge. The Foundation also manages a grant program that supports other military charities an scholarship funds for military children, spouses, and children and disabled veterans.
About the ABA
The ABA is the largest professional sports league in the US with over 175 teams. It is also the most diversified sports league ever with over 75% of its owners being African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians and women. Many ABA owners are veterans. The ABA also sponsors the Black History Museum (www.tnbhm.com
) that honors people of African descent with the theme, You Deserve a Place in History.
The league also sponsors STAR (Stand Tall Against Racism) and the STAR Scholarship program that provides scholarships for minority youth. The ABA also owns the WABA, ABA Australia, ABA Mexico and the ABA TV Network.
Michelle L. Baldanza
Vice President of Communications | Fisher House Foundation
Telephone: (240) 599-2478
Mobile: (703) 819-3177
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