In 2006, GLOCK made a commitment to donate $1 Million to Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF), they have since surpassed that commitment. On October 8, 2018 at the Association of the United States Army Conference in Washington, DC GLOCK presented $100,000 to SOWF bringing their donation total to $1.3 million.
Since GLOCK’s first donation to SOWF, 653 children of fallen have been added to SOWF’s programs. These children survive the 537 special operators who have given their lives in the line of duty since 2006. GLOCK’s unwavering commitment to support the families of fallen special operations personnel allows Special Operations Warrior Foundation to make the promise to every one of those children that their education will be paid for.
GLOCK has equipped and protected many of our servicemembers over the years and their support has a special place in the heart of the families of fallen. In a letter written to GLOCK by Logan Cooper-Fitzpatrick, Logan writes “One of my only possessions from my father is his Glock17, I cherish it and love it. It means so much that the company who made it took care of me and my sister.” Logan’s father, Army Captain Charles Cooper, a special operations aviator, lost his life in 1991.
GLOCK Vice President, Josh Dorsey, presented the check to Admiral Eric Olson, USN, Ret., Chairman of the Board of Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Also in attendance and accepting on behalf of SOWF was scholarship recipient and recent college graduate, Mark Wilson, and Colonel Andy Anderson, USA, Ret., SOWF Board of Directors.