Archive for the ‘Charity’ Category

Jun 03

Operation Stores and Stripes!

by Kelly Perdew Apprentice, Charity, Entrepreneur, Leadership, Take Command No Comments

“Operation Stores & Stripes,” where military veterans have the chance to win his or her very own Sears Hometown Store.

Now through June 25, qualified military veterans can enter the “Operation Stores & Stripes” contest online at where they will complete an application which serves as their official entry to the contest. Once the recruitment period closes, all applications will be reviewed and qualified candidates will be notified that they will continue on the second phase of competition. Ultimately, one deserving military veteran will earn an entrepreneur’s dream – their very own business. The winner will receive their own Sears Hometown Store which they will independently own and operate. All Sears Hometown Stores are locally owned and operated by dedicated, hard working individuals that take great pride in serving their communities nationwide and we couldn’t think of another group, other than our nation’s military heroes to honor with this program.

Please tell any vets that you think might be interested!

Feb 17

Media Advisory: Indy Car Ride Through Washington, D.C.

by Kelly Perdew Apprentice, Charity, Fantasy Sports, Leadership, NASCAR, Speaking No Comments

Take a ride in an Indy streetcar through the streets of Washington and meet Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon!

Effort raises awareness for high school dropout issue and promotes Fifth Annual Challenge Champions Gala hosted by National Guard Youth Foundation.

Gala will feature: Craig Morgan, country music superstar; NASCAR greats Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Jeff Gordon; Indy 500 Champion Dan Wheldon; WWE Superstar ‘MVP’; Gen. Craig R. McKinley, Chief, National Guard Bureau; Kelly Perdew, winner The Apprentice; Karri Turner, JAG star

Gala will honor: Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels; Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln; Mississippi Congressman Gene Taylor; Oregon Adjutant General Major General Fred Rees; TriWest Healthcare Alliance CEO David J. McIntyre

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Guard Youth Foundation will host its fifth annual Challenge Champions Gala on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel. The Gala will honor supporters of the National Guard Youth Challenge Program, a 17-month voluntary intervention program established to provide high school dropouts a second chance. With a success rate exceeding 90%, Youth Challenge assists dropouts in completing a high school diploma or GED and allows them to continue on to higher education or gain productive employment.

Tuesday afternoon will find Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon and other celebrities and military leaders at the J.W. Marriott for a ride in a street-legal Indy car. They will take a spin around the city in this special Indy car to raise awareness for the high school dropout epidemic in this country before performing at or attending the Foundation’s Fifth Annual Challenge Champions Gala.

Members of the media also welcome to take a ride in the Indy car – please make arrangements early.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Rides begin at 12 noon – 5:45 p.m.
J.W. Marriott Hotel
1331 Pennsylvania Ave., NW (Side Entrance)

Jun 25

Sail Through Cancer Foundation throws star-studded bash

by Kelly Perdew Apprentice, Charity 1 Comment

Movie and television stars and writers, rap music stars and beauty queens attended A Pair-A-Dice in Paradise Celebrity Casino & Charity Night held on June 13th at the Crevier Classic Car Museum in Costa Mesa, California. Guests caroused amidst dozens of vintage Packards, Cadillacs, Roadsters, Rolls Royce and other automotive ‘greats.’ The popular reggae-funk group Better Chemistry donated their sounds all night for energetic dancers. Professional dealers kept the dice and cards hot for those who were not busy over in the Karaoke corner or hanging with the stars in the VIP lounge.

The Sail Through Cancer Foundation’s mission is to support cancer survivors, particularly children, and have a voice in the reform of America’s war on cancer. One of Sail Through Cancer’s mandates is to connect cancer patients and survivors with boat owners who offer to take them out on the water for a day outing to get away from the rigors of their illness and the affects of its debilitating treatment.

Anyone can help this charitable cause by buying our book, Manning Up In Alaska ( Those who are suffering or who have a loved one or friend undergoing the rigors of cancer – boaters and landlubbers, alike – are urged to visit

Mar 01

Celebrity Apprentice 2 Starts Tonight!

by Kelly Perdew Apprentice, Charity, Donald Trump, Entrepreneur, Leadership, 1 Comment

Wow, hard to believe that was December of 2004 when I won Season 2.  My year working with Donald in New York was great and I learned a lot.  Now I’m running RotoHog, a fantasy sports gaming company and we build fantasy sports games for companies like NBA, Turner Digital, Pro Football Weekly, AVP, and Fox Espanol.

The Celebrity version is definitely a different type of show.  It is fun to watch, but any sense of the results of the task and/or the Boardroom really impacting the individual contestants is missing.  I think it is great that they are supporting charities and it is fun to watch the various stars try to lead their teams through the tasks.  I wonder if they are ever going to be bring back the “old” version of the show?

Do you think they should?


Feb 28

2009 National Guard Youth Challenge Annual Gala

by Kelly Perdew Charity, Fantasy Sports, Leadership, NASCAR, Networking,, Sports No Comments

We raised almost $200K on the live auction and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (right) and Jeff Gordon (left) were awesome!  In addition to being phenomenal NASCAR drivers, they have huge hearts for charity!  Check out for more information on the charity. Thanks, Kelly


Feb 10

Wounded Warrior Charity Event

by Kelly Perdew Charity, 1 Comment


Muze Clothing taps the creativity of the U.S. Armed Forces to raise monies for military service members wounded in the line of duty

(SCOTTSDALE, AZ., FEBRUARY 10, 2009) – Muze Clothing, the T-shirt company that celebrates the application of classic movie lines to real world scenarios, is continuing its commitment to helping worthwhile causes with its latest promotional venture “Muze for Our Warriors.” From now through April 1, 2009, men and women currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, and their supporters, are encouraged to submit their favorite movie one-liners along with a T-shirt design for their chance to win a trip for four to Los Angeles, California on May 16th 2009 for the official T-shirt launch party.

100% of the proceeds raised from the subsequent sale of the winning T-shirt will go directly to the Wounded Warrior Project, whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors.

“Supporting our troops is the number one priority of the entire Muze family,” said Bill Deacon, co-founder, Muze Clothing. “This campaign taps into the talents of our service men and women, challenging their creativity to come up with our next Muze T, while raising awareness and financial support for an incredibly worthy cause. We hope it will also serve as a poignant reminder of the incredible sacrifice our military men and women make every day for our country.”

The winning T-shirt will be selected from all eligible entries by a panel of celebrity judges. New judges will be announced on the Muze for Our Warriors Facebook page. The celebrity judges already announced are NHL All-Star Jeremy Roenick, CEO of and former Apprentice winner Kelly Perdew, and MLB All-Star Mark Loretta. Current military service members, veterans of combat in Iraq or Afghanistan, service academy and contracted ROTC cadets and midshipmen are eligible to win via their own submission or a submission made on their behalf by a supporter. Submissions are currently being accepted through the Muze Clothing website at In addition to attending the T-shirt launch party at a famous Los Angeles mansion, the grand prize winner will also have the opportunity to host the available celebrity judges for a day of training at the service member’s home base and will receive a T-shirt for every member of their platoon (or service equivalent unit).

“We are impressed and appreciate the dedication of the Muze family to supporting our troops going back to when founders Bill Deacon and Jeremy Roenick honored the troops at San Antonio’s Brooke Army Medical Center in 2007,” said Dana Spencley, Events Manager for Wounded Warrior Project. “We are grateful to Muze for donating the proceeds from the sale of Muze for Our Warriors T-shirts and hope this new partnership will help us draw needed attention to this extraordinary group of men and women who have served our country bravely and helped protect our ability to live freely.”

For further information about the “Muze for Our Warriors” campaign or to find out more about how you can support the Wounded Warrior Project, please contact David Gowel at (617) 401-3345 or via email at

About Muze Clothing:

Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Muze Clothing, co-founded by Bill Deacon and NHL All Star Jeremy Roenick, combines classic movie lines and a progressive graphic design into a comfortable, stylized T-shirt. Fashion forward T-shirts and tanks are currently available for men, women and mothers-to-be. From the onset, Muze has caught the attention of Hollywood celebrities with paparazzi capturing stars such as Ryan Seacrest and Tony Romo donning a Muze original. Muze has dedicated itself to assisting worthwhile causes with charity work for the Brooke Army Medical Center, Center for the Intrepid, Fight against ALS, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America and now the Wounded Warrior Project. To get your own Muze original, view the full catalog offering at

About Wounded Warrior Project:

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP serves to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. For more information, please call 877 TEAM WWP (832-6997) or visit

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