The Lt. “Willie” Spoon Memorial Scholarship Raffle
A couple of years back, I finally joined United States Submarine Veterans. There were several reasons for it, but the main one is that USSVI has a mission that I fully support:
Our purpose is “To Perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of their duties while serving their country. That their dedication, deeds and supreme sacrifice be a constant source of motivation toward greater accomplishments. Pledge loyalty and patriotism to the United States of America and its Constitution.
In addition to perpetuating the memory of departed shipmates, we shall provide a way for all Submariners to gather for the mutual benefit and enjoyment. Our common heritage as Submariners shall be strengthened by camaraderie. We support a strong U.S. Submarine Force.
The organization will engage in various projects and deeds that will bring about the perpetual remembrance of those shipmates who have given the supreme sacrifice. The organization will also endeavor to educate all third parties it comes in contact with about the services our submarine brothers performed and how their sacrifices made possible the freedom and lifestyle we enjoy today.
To say that I am honored to sit with my fellow Submariners as we spend a couple of hours together each month would really be an understatement. I’ve met World War II Vets and sailors who ride their boats today and everything in between.
At the Bremerton Base of USSVI, one of our focal points is the Lt. William “Willie” Spoon Scholarship Fund. The Base is able to award six $1000 scholarships in the name of Submariners everywhere and in honor of our shipmates who have departed on Eternal Patrol.
So naturally, we do some small fundraisers each year. The Dolphin Dash at SUBBASE BANGOR is one, but we also do a raffle. Tickets are just $2 each and the Grand Prize is a $300 Cash Prize. Second place is $150.
I would like to raise at least $200, which means that I have to sell 100 tickets. I bought ten, which means that I still need to sell 90 tickets. So here’s how you can help me and the USSVI Bremerton Base…
I have set up my PayPal to accept the donations for tickets. Just tell me how many you want (or I’ll just divide the amount by $2). I’ll get your ticket’s to you and you’ll not only be entered, but you will support the efforts of the Bremerton Base USSVI to honor our shipmates by helping as many kids as we can pay for their education.
Just click the PayPal link below, let me know how many tickets you want, send me your funds and I will get your tickets to you ASAP. The drawing will be on June 19th.
Thank you for your kind consideration and your support of the USSVI Bremerton Base!