It’s the greatest 2 minutes in sports history- no other than the Kentucky Derby! For the month of April, Active Heroes held an online raffle, giving away 2 tickets for first floor grand stand seats to the event. Participants who donated $5 received one entry into the drawing, and multiple entries were possible. On May 1, Active Heroes chose the lucky winner, Marcy Ostdick. Unfortunately, Marcy, a team leader who lives in Chicago was unable to attend, but wanted the tickets to go to a veteran or active duty member. She asked Active Heroes to choose that fortunate someone, and decided to reach out to Bryant Heating and Cooling in Louisville.
Recently, Bryant Heating and Cooling partnered with Active Heroes when they wanted to hire more veterans. Once asked they chose Brii Mitro who has worked for the company for 2 and a half years. Brii’s husband, Eric Mitro is currently an active E6 tech sergeant and they wanted nothing more than to show their gratitude for his service.
Eric, who is a Louisville native and Brii, who is originally from Portland had never been to a derby race. “It was such an amazing experience. Since we both had never been to a race, this was the best way to do it” said Eric. “We were very flattered and excited to be a part of one of the greatest days of the year in Louisville thanks to Active Heroes.”
After the Mitro’s eventful weekend, Eric and Brii now plan to volunteer their time towards Active Heroes and signed up online for given opportunities. They previously knew about the retreat center located in Shepherdsville, Kentucky and hope to help in any way possible.
If you are interested in any upcoming giveaways follow Active Heroes on Facebook! New opportunities are constantly updated, and you could be the next lucky winner! If you would like to join the Mitro’s and volunteer your time please visit www.activeheroes.org/volunteer. There is something great for everyone.