GLOCK Inc. donates $100K for fifth consecutive year to SOWF
GLOCK, Inc. made a $100,000 donation to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) during the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) on June 15. During the past five years, GLOCK has donated $500,000 to SOWF, a non-profit organization providing college educations to the surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel killed in combat or training.
Accepting the donation on behalf of SOWF was Col. John T. Carney Jr., the founding father of Air Force Special Tactics and current President of SOWF, and Taniya Wright. Taniya's father, Sgt. James Wright, died in a training accident in 1987 while serving as a member of the U.S. Army's Special Forces. Taniya was 4, and her younger sister, Taryn, 2, when they lost their father. Through donations such as GLOCK's, SOWF was able to provide them with full college educations their father would have wanted for them. Taniya graduated from the University of South Florida in 2006 with a degree in Mass Communications and now works as an associate producer at the NBC affiliate in Tampa. Taryn graduated in 2008 with a degree in Film from the Savannah College of Art & Design. She is currently working in Los Angeles in the film industry.
"Knowing there are such caring organizations like GLOCK is heart-warming," said John T. Carney, Jr. SOWF President. "This donation will go a long way to educate the 600 children of fallen special operations warriors. And, it means so much to our deployed troops to know that if something were to happen to them while in harm's way that the foundation and its supporters has their back."