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Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians. Photo courtesy of the EOD Warrior Foundation.

Two April fundraisers support veterans of explosive ordnance disposal injuries

Tackitt Family Vineyards is hosting two fundraisers in early April to benefit the EOD Warrior Foundation. The foundation supports active-duty, veteran military and their families in the Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician community. The vineyard has teamed up with the EOD Warrior Foundation to offer to events in early April to support the many EOD warriors and their families that the organization helps each year.

“We are thrilled to team up with the EOD Warrior Foundation to offer the public a couple of great fundraising events,” explains Leon Tackitt, of Tackitt Family Vineyards. “We encourage people to bring friends and come out and have some fun. They can do so knowing they are supporting this great organization that helps so many of our EOD technicians.”

There two upcoming events are:

  • Warriors Helping Warriors Fundraiser: April 7, 2017  5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Barrelhouse Brewing Company, 3055 Limestone Way, Paso Robles. Tackitt Family Vineyard is teaming up with Barrelhouse Brewing and a dollar from every beer sold will be donated to the EOD Warrior Foundation. The event will also feature live music from the group Six Feet Over. Those attending should bring lawn chairs.
  • 6th Annual Warriors Helping Warriors: April 8, 2017 11 a.m. –  6 p.m. at the Tackitt Family Vineyard, 6640 Von Dollen Road in San Miguel,  A $35 per person donation provides entry to the event which includes a day of bottling the latest releases of EOD Cellars Wine, live music, handmade wood-fired pizzas, a t-shirt, wine glass, and unlimited fun with friends, all while supporting the EOD Warrior Foundation. All funds raised will be given to the foundation to support their mission. Bring chairs, kick back, and enjoy the live music of Wine Country Troubadours, and Six Feet Over.


“We are truly grateful for the wonderful support we receive from Tackitt Family Vineyards,” said Nicole Motsek, Executive Director of the EOD Warrior Foundation. “They make incredible wines, and have gone out of their way to create unique fundraisers to benefit the EOD Warrior Foundation. I know both of these events will be a great success.”

EOD Cellar Wines is a line produced by Tackitt Family Vineyard that supports the EOD Warrior Foundation. The selection includes varieties of reds, whites, and box gift sets. The wines are available online and in select stores.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians are highly trained military members serving in the Army, Marines, Navy, and Air Force and are responsible for disarming, rendering safe, and disposing of bombs. The rate of the 7,000  EOD technicians needing assistance may even be higher than other areas of the military because their job is one of the most dangerous. When EOD technicians are wounded, they sustain some of the most severe and often life-changing injuries including loss of limbs, burns, paralysis, blindness, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

The EOD Warrior Foundation helps this elite group by providing financial relief, therapeutic healing retreats, a scholarship program, care of the EOD Memorial Wall located at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, and more. The foundation’s work is supported by private donations and the generosity of those who support the organization.



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