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April 9, 2012 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Mike Jones, president of United Country Auction Services conducted the auction portion of the 3rd Annual DFW Sporting Clays Event at the Dallas Gun Club on Friday, March 30. The event’s purpose was to raise money to support the missions of Homes For Our Troops, a national organization dedicated “to helping those who have selflessly given to our country and have returned home with serious disabilities and injuries since September 11, 2001.” The auction event raised roughly $12,000 for the organization’s cause.
“I am extremely humbled and honored to have been asked to participate in this year’s event, “said Jones. “At United Country Auctions Services, we encourage everyone to support this cause wherever, whenever they can. This organization has done an outstanding job of assisting those you have given some much for the freedoms we all enjoy here at home.”
One attendee, who did not wish to be identified, purchased three of the live auction items and donated all three to some of the injured veterans in attendance.
“That man truly represented what Homes For Our Troops is all about,” said Jones. “His actions were a reaffirmation of why United Country Auction Services and I want to offer our services and be a part of this patriotic group for years to come.”
The event was focused around a competitive clay shooting contest. The entry fee and auction proceeds will go toward constructing specially adapted homes for America’s severely injured veterans. Approximately 350 shooters competed in the contest.
The event also featured the Naval Color Guard, a military working dog adoption and trick shooting by Travis Mear. The meal consisted of barbecue, sausages and fajitas served by Baker Hughes and Steam Flo.
Homes For Our Troops’ efforts include raising monetary donations, building materials and professional labor, and to coordinate the process of building homes that provides maximum freedom of movement, allowing wounded service members the ability to live more independent lives.
About Homes For Our Troops
Homes For Our Troops is based in Taunton, Mass., and was founded by Gonsalves in 2004. Homes For Our Troops mission is to build specially adapted homes for service members who have been severely injured in combat operations since September 11, 2001. All homes are built at no cost to the veteran through the generous support of individuals, foundations, and corporate contributors.
About United Country Auction Services
United Country Auction Services is a division of United Country Real Estate, the largest fully integrated network of conventional and auction real estate professionals in the United States. The company has been an innovator in real estate marketing since 1925. United Country supports nearly 550 offices across the U.S., Costa Rica, Panama and resort areas of Mexico, with a unique, comprehensive marketing program that includes one of the largest portfolios of property marketing websites (more than 3,000 separate sites and traffic of approximately 3 million visitors per month), multiple United Country real estate catalogs with national distribution , an extensive buyer database and national advertising of local properties that reaches more than 90 million homes per week. United Country has recently been recognized by Franchise Business Review, AllBusiness.com, The Land Report, Entrepreneur and The Wall Street Journal as one of the top U.S. real estate companies.
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Dallas, TX — The Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth held the 2011 Sun & Star Legacy Award Dinner and Auction benefitting the residents of Sendai, Japan, Victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake, Thursday, April 28 at the Four Seasons Resort and Club, Dallas at Las Colinas.
The evening started with a cocktail reception for dignitaries hosted by former Dallas Mayor and United States Senatorial Candidate Tom Leppert along with Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief and wife Rosie who served as honorary hosts for the event. Evening highlights included an address by Keynote Speaker Thomas W. Horton, President of AMR Corporation and American Airlines, Inc., a toast by The Honorable Takahiko Watabe, Deputy Consul-General of Japan and the presentation of the Bridges-to-Friendship Award presented by Mayor Moncrief to John H. Stich, Honorary Consul General of Japan at Dallas. The Sun & Star Legacy Award was then presented to Thomas W. Horton of AMR and American Airlines.
Following the awards dinner, attendees were treated to a Live Auction conducted by United Country President Mike Jones that included exotic trips, sports packages and unique items followed by a “Fund-A-Relief” campaign. Highlights of the auction included multiple international trips via American Airlines and JAL, Dallas Mavericks Autographed ball and package, Spa trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico, Nolan Ryan Package including a Texas Rangers Baseball Club Suite, Dallas Cowboys package and more.
Sponsors for the event included United Country Auction Services, 7-11, Inc., American Airlines, DFW Airport, Texas Instruments, Ernst & Young, Toyota, Haynes and Boone, LLP and others.