The Downey Patriot Highlights Cpl Litke Golf Tournament Raising Money For Vets With PTS

Save the Brave, a non-profit organization aimed at providing camaraderie and stress management programs to veterans who suffer from PTSD, is hosting the first ever Corporal Simon R. Litke Magnificent Bastards Charity Golf Tournament on Sept. 12.

The event will take place at the MCCS Camp Pendleton – Marine Memorial Golf Course, and will feature live music, food, drinks, silent auction, and of course, golf.

The tournament is being held in honor of Corporal Simon R. Litke, who was a squad leader in Ramadi with 2/4 Echo Company. Litke died by suicide in 2015.

This is the first golf tournament being held by Save the Brave (STB). According to STB president and founder Nick Velez, who owns Bastards Canteen in Downey, the tournament will not be “like your average golf tournament.”

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Save The Brave Teams Up With Stoked On Fishing

Stoked On Fishing and Save The team up with a host of family, friends, and sponsors to bring awareness to PTSD (Post Traumatic syndrome) which is one of our biggest problems in America today. On this special episode were taking veterans fishing on an overnight trip to Santa Barbara Island on the El Dorado out of Long Beach Sportfishing.

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Save The Brave And Vetogether Networking Night, July 20th

Come join us for a great night of connecting Veterans as well as expanding their networks in the community as well as healing through camaraderie with others in the Veteran community. Thursday, July 20th at 7 PM – 10 PM.

Location: SpecHops Brewing Company – 1280 Activity Dr, Vista, California 92081
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1st Annual Simon R. Litke Magnificent Bastards Charity Golf Tournament

We are asking for your generous support for Save the Brave (STB), a certified non-profit organization connecting Veterans through outreach programs to build strength of character for Vets dealing with Post Traumatic Stress (PTS).  Our success depends on generous Veteran sponsors like you. STB is completely volunteer based, no one takes a salary of any kind. All proceeds go directly to help Vets throughout the year as well as fund these events.

The 1st Annual Cpl Litke Magnificent Bastards Charity Golf Tourney will be held on 12 Sept 2017 at the MCCS Camp Pendleton – Marine Memorial Golf Course aboard Camp Pendleton followed by a silent auction. Simon was a squad leader in Ramadi with 2/4 Echo Co that our country tragically lost to suicide in 2015. We are honored to host this event in his memory.

This exclusive event is going to be a tremendous day of golf, live music, food and drinks.  Simon’s parents and family are flying in from Minnesota and will be joined by authors, celebs, Vets, Gold Star families, active duty Marines, and other great supporters. Our current sponsors are Ballast Point Brewing, Spec-Hops Brewing, Bastards American Canteen, Calloway, PLB Coffee, and a host of others.

By sponsoring and supporting STB, your organization will gain visibility and recognition on promotional mailings, the golf course, as well as on all STB social media. This is a great way to share your efforts in supporting such a great cause. Some recent donation examples include:

·       Sponsoring individual golf holes and tees with company name displayed

·       Monetary donations

·       Gift Baskets of company goods and products for silent auction

Thank you for your time, consideration, and contribution to help support our Veteran community.

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2017 Marine Corps Mud Run, June 10th – Team Save the Brave

Join Team STB for the 2017 Mud Run aboard Camp Pendleton to help us reach our goal of 15K this year for Vets with PTS.

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May 21 at 6 PM to May 22 at 8 PM, we’re excited to have Stoked on Fishing filming the 2nd Annual STB Off Shore adventure. A select group of Veterans and Gold Star families will be joining us for this special outreach event.

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Join The Commandant’s Own Silent Drill Team For Tour Of Marine Barracks, Washington D.C.

Our Executive Director, Maj Scott Huesing, is looking for Washington DC area veterans and 2/4 alumni who would like to join the Commandant’s Own Silent Drill Team for a special tour of Marine Barracks, Washington DC. If interested contact us or email Sign up is limited so contact soon.

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Road to Stagecoach featuring Shotgun Jefferson & Alice Wallace

Come out to Road to Stagecoach at the Brandin’ Iron on February 26, 2017 @ 6PM. This event features local greats Shotgun Jefferson and Alice Wallace along with special guests Shannon Rae, Kailey Swanson and Christie Huff. A Line Dance lesson will be provided by Linda Sparks. This event is 18+ with early bird tix available on eventbrite for only $5. Country Smooth Whiskey and High Desert Toy Box will be promoting their products at the event. SAVE THE BRAVE will also be at the Brandin Iron for the first time. They have invited millitary personnel to come out to the event to enjoy the great music produced by our great line up of bands and take their minds off of the stresses of battle. They will have a booth at the event promoting their great cause along with selling t-shirts and sweatshirts with proceeds going directly to help our veterans and active duty troops. Make sure to buy something and support their cause!!!

Save the Brave is a nonprofit organization devoted to providing companionship and stress management tools. Our programs address psychological, emotional, spiritual and relationship challenges experienced during all stages of deployment. We help rebuild the connectivity of the mind, body, relationships and create new support networks.

Country vendors are welcome to set up a table to promote or sell your products. Please RSVP here if you want to sell or promote your product at the show.

Road to Stagecoach was created to give the top local country artists the opportunity to perform at the legendary Brandin’ Iron in San Bernardino and develop their music and fanbase to someday be able to perform at Stagecoach.

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Marine Corps Birthday & Veterans Day Bash

On November 10th, 2015, Save The Brave Organization will host the 240th Marine Corps Birthday & Veterans Day Bash at Bastards American Canteen aka the West Coast Tuns-Tavern. 11045 Downey Ave, Downey, CA 90241. Along with the celebration of the Marine Corps birthday, Save The Brave aims to bring the veteran community together and utilize the resource of veteran to veteran therapy in a social setting. The involvement of the community as a whole is crucial in order for mission accomplishment. Save The Brave is a Downey based 501(c)(3) organization devoted to providing companionship, and stress management tools for combat veterans suffering from PTSD and other combat related injuries
Marine Corps Tradition:
On November 10th 1775 the Marine Corps was created by a resolution of Continental Congress at Tuns-Tavern Philadelphia. Since that date thousands of men have borne the name “Marine”. In memory of them it is fitting that those that call themselves Marines should commemorate the birthday of our corps by calling to mind the glories of its long and illustrious history.
Along with honoring the Corps birthday we will pay homage to all veterans past and present who have served in our nations military in honor of Veterans Day
Veteran info booths will be available for all veteran needs:
• East Los Angeles Veteran Center
• Save The Brave 501(c)(3)
Live Entertainment /Timeline
1500-1600 Classic Rock- Blue Jewels
1600-1700 New American
1800-1900 Justin Lee Band
1900-2000 Marine Corps Birthday
2000-2100 Justin Lee Band
2100-2200 DJ Lando
Chow Line 1500-2000 hrs.
Bastards Catering -BBQ BUFFET

Chesty’s Beer Garden
-featuring a specialty craft beer by Beach City Brewery.
& a Miller Coors sponsored draft selection. -All proceeds benefit Save The Brave org. 501(c)(3)

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Simon Litke Final Salute

Simon Litke was a combat decorated United States Marine. Everyone who knew Litke would characterize him as charming, encouraging, and a leader. As a leader of Marines, Litke taught men how to survive, and also made the days under the hot Ramadi sun bearable. On November 2, 2015 Litke left us with a lot of questions unanswered. We lost an iconic Marine to the battles we still face as veterans, suicide.

Please help us to help his loved ones heal, as we attempt to fly out to Litke’s memorial on November 12. 40 Veterans who served with Litke in the Iraq theater of combat are requesting assistance in the form of $20,000 in order to say their final goodbyes to their brother.
Sadly, this tragedy can either promote more despondency and spread a contagious outbreak of trauma. Or this tragedy can bring America’s warriors together and help stop the torment of the debilitating nature of PTSD. You can be a part of the healing that America owes to our young men who sacrificed their life in support of this nation’s freedom.
Please make a donation on our campaign page by clicking the link below


The memorial service will be held at:

America Legion Post 377
200 Babcock
Delano, MN
Friday Nov 13 from 4-8 PM

The Litke family mailing address is

Bob Litke
P.O. Box 438
Delano, MN 55328

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