Sioux Falls, SD April 30, 2015
As the Sioux Falls Storm is approaching the second half of their season, veteran Storm player, Cory Johnsen, is continuing his efforts to support local veterans through Sacks for Cash.
Sacks for Cash is a charitable program, founded by Johnsen in 2008, which helps raise funds for local nonprofits within the Sioux Falls community. Donations are raised per sack that the Storm "Thunder" Defense tallies during the season. This season, Volunteers of America, Dakotas' veteran programming will receive the funds.
Becky Deelstra, Managing Director of Business and Marketing with Volunteers of America, Dakotas commented on the partnership.
"There are so many organizations in our community that are helping people. We are incredibly honored to be the recipient of dollars raised by Sacks for Cash. Money raised by this program will directly impact Veterans in our community through our Veterans Outreach, Berakhah House and our Veterans Per Diem Programs."
So far this season the Storm "Thunder" Defense has procured 23 sacks, helping raise $3,489. Johnsen hopes to raise $10,000 total for local veterans.
"We are not quite to our halfway goal of $5,000, however I know we can get there with the continued support of this community. Together we can raise a significant amount of money to help enhance the lives of veterans in South Dakota," Johnsen said.
If you would like to donate to Sacks for Cash, please visit Sacks For Cash on Facebook, or email Cory at SacksForCash@outlook.com
About Sacks for Cash
Sacks for Cash is a charitable program founded in 2008 by Cory Johnsen in conjunction with the Sioux Falls Storm. Funds are donated per sack the Storm "Thunder" Defense tallies during a season. Each year a new nonprofit organization is chosen to receive donations.
Contact: Cory Johnsen, Founder of Sacks for Cash