To salute to the service men and women who have sacrificed in defense of American freedom, Heartland Poker Tour pledges to donate one percent of the every tournament prize pool (where allowed by applicable gaming laws) to the DAV. In addition to raising funds for disabled veterans, HPT broadcasts a major television campaign to build awareness of the DAV mission and the multitude of issues facing disabled veterans.
“It is a longstanding mission of HPT to give back,” said HPT President Todd Anderson, “Our nation’s heroes are certainly deserving of our support.”
As the recipient of HPT’s generosity, the DAV has pledged to remain firm in its commitment to the nation’s war- time wounded. “Since the 1920s, the DAV has stood by our disabled veterans through some very trying times, and we won’t stop now,” said DAV National Commander Raymond E. Dempsey.
Dempsey adds, “Our nation’s wounded warriors are blessed to have friends like Heartland Poker Tour who recognizes the importance of DAV’s mission and freely give to support it.”
Formed in 1920 and chartered by Congress in 1932, the Disabled American Veterans is the official voice of America's 3 million disabled veterans, their families and survivors. The DAV is a nonprofit organization and receives no federal funding. Their nationwide network of services, provided free of charge to all veterans and members of their families, is totally supported by membership dues and charitable contributions from the American public. For more information, visit the organization’s Web site www.DAV.org