The First Annual Corporate Training Day
October 14, 2021

The Light Foundation’s inaugural Corporate Training Day, in partnership with Sig Sauer was a great success and we would like to thank everyone who was a part of it!

At a time when the world is in need of real leaders who are willing to step up and manage through the chaos, we were thrilled to be able to bring together some of the most revered warriors in the history of our nation for a powerful and immersive day of team building and leadership training.

Team Leaders pictured with Matt Light and Benrus.

It was truly humbling to spend time with our incredible Team Leaders, who included: Kevin Lacz, James Tipton, David Taylor, Kevin Flike, Michael Sargent, James Feasey, Tram Holland, Eli Crane and Scott Neil. They immediately bonded with our guests and provided a really unique experience. Being able to interact with them, follow their lead and hear their stories firsthand was inspirational for everyone involved in the epic day. We are forever grateful for the service and sacrifice these veterans have made for our country, and there’s not a better crew out there to teach us all about operating under extreme stress, making split-second decisions when necessary, and leading teams through uncertainty.

Our partners at Sig Sauer, including Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer & EVP, Commercial Sales, Steve GilcreastSig Sauer Academy Director and the day’s Range Master – along with our respective teams  — put an incredible amount of time and energy into making our dream for this fundraiser a reality. The money raised at our CTD will benefit the Light Foundation and HAVA – Honored American Veterans Afield – and will go a long way towards supporting both missions.

Haynes Group volunteers pictured with Matt Light at Corporate Training Day.

A huge nod of gratitude to all of the range safety officers, range assistants, and volunteers who kept the venue safe and the rotations moving along on time. Thank you to Jack O’Brien and the staff at Addieville East Farm for their hospitality, and to Paul Malloy of Feeney Brothers Utility Services for making sure the grounds were ready for all the madness and machinery. Our Corporate Partner, Haynes Group sent volunteers to help make sure the day ran smoothly. In addition, props to the entire crew from Caldwell who helped with our range set-ups and donated a great deal of product for our event staff and our guests.

Artist Brian Fox and Tram Holland pose with a painting of Kevin Holland that is a part of the Warrior Series.

We are also grateful to Justin Gabriel from the Gun Parlor and Rob Collings from the Collings Foundation and the American Heritage Museum for helping us to create some truly memorable shooting experiences. The team at BENRUS also provided a generous donation to our Team Leaders and guests, as did Eli Crane and Bottle Breacher, and our partners at Under Armor HuntBlack Rifle Coffee and Rolling Stogies. Lastly, a big thanks to our  beverage partners, Hint Water, Coke, Pepsi, Sparkling Ice, the American Wine Company and Horse Soldier Bourbon, and our food partners, James’ Breakfast and More, Keane’s Wood-Fired CateringPerry Rasso and the rockstars from Matunuck Oyster Bar, and the incredible chefs from the E3 Meat Company, who made a special trip East with Adam and Jen LaRoche to cook a five-star barbeque dinner for everyone onsite.

In addition, we need to recognize artist Brian Fox, who launched his new Warrior Series of military-inspired paintings at our Corporate Training Day. It was a joy to watch him work and utilize his talents for two worthy causes.

To our guests, who took a chance on an innovative first-time event…we hope you experienced a military-inspired learning process that easily translates into future success in business and life.

Thank you again to everyone for rising to the challenge and for making an investment in both the Light Foundation and HAVA!

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Matt Light
The Light Foundation

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