$90k donation resulted from proceeds for 2015 Pendleton® Whisky Limited Edition bottle
Hood River Distillers, Inc., the largest and oldest importer, distiller, producer and bottler of distilled spirits in the Northwest, presented a formal donation of $90,000 to the Wrangler® National Patriot™ program at the 105th Pendleton Round-Up on Saturday, Sept. 19.
The donation, which resulted from a portion of the proceeds of Pendleton® Whisky’s 2015 Limited Edition bottle, will benefit Horses for Heroes – New Mexico, Inc.™ Cowboy Up!, a nonprofit providing a unique skill-set restructuring program located on the Crossed Arrows Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico which serves to provide veterans and active military with the opportunity to recuperate, recreate, and reintegrate into their communities through the great western horse and cowboy culture – supporting their journey, integrating their mind, body and spirit.
The check presentation, prior to Saturday’s grand entry, featured Ron Dodge, president and CEO of Hood River Distillers; Kaycee Feild, representing the Wrangler National Patriot Program; and Rick Iannucci
and Nancy De Santis, founders of Horses for Heroes – Cowboy Up!. The donation will be used to support Horses for Heroes’ Cowboy Up! Program, which helps post 9/11 veterans and active military members, especially those who have sustained physical or mental injuries in the line of duty. “The Pendleton Round-Up served as the perfect venue to highlight the significant efforts of both the Wrangler National Patriot program and Horses for Heroes – Cowboy Up!,” said Tia Bledsoe, senior brand manager, Hood River Distillers. “We are honored to be able to support meaningful causes that recognize and salute deserving citizens and organizations.”
The Pendleton Whisky 2015 Limited Edition bottle, which honors the integrity and patriotism of those who serve and have served, is available at spirits retailers throughout the country with a retail price of $26.95 (750 ml).
For more information about the Pendleton Whisky 2015 Limited Edition bottle, please visit www.pendletonwhisky.com. For more news from Pendleton Whisky, visit the brand on Facebook,Twitter or Instagram.
About Pendleton Whisky Pendleton® Whisky is imported, bottled and marketed by Hood River Distillers of Hood River, Ore., and is available nationwide. The oak barrel-aged whisky uses glacier-fed spring water from Oregon’s Mt.Hood and is known for its uncommonly smooth taste and rich, complex flavor. Pendleton Whisky is the official spirit of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), and the presenting sponsor of the All American ProRodeo Series, which includes 400-plus PRCA rodeos.
About Hood River Distillers
Founded in 1934 and headquartered in Hood River, Ore., Hood River Distillers is the Northwest’s largest and oldest importer, producer, bottler, and marketer of distilled spirits. Pendleton® Whisky, Pendleton Midnight Whisky, Pendleton®1910 Rye Whisky, Broker’s® London Dry Gin, Sinfire® Cinnamon Whisky, Yazi® Ginger Vodka, ULLR® Nordic Libation, HRD® Vodka, Lucid® Absinthe Supérieure, the complete line of Monarch® distilled spirits and the Clear Creek Distillery portfolio are just a few of the company’s brands distributed across the country. Hood River Distillers is a member of the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility and promotes responsible drinking habits. For more information, visit www.hrdspirits.com.
About Wrangler® National Patriot™
Founded in 2009, the Wrangler National Patriot program is a year-round campaign developed to help raise awareness and funds to support American military veterans and their families and to serve as inspiration for all Americans to rally around each other in patriotism. A portion of all Wrangler National Patriot apparel proceeds also benefit this cause. For more information, visit www.wranglernationalpatriot.com.
About Horses for Heroes
Horses for Heroes – New Mexico, Inc.™ Cowboy Up!, a nonprofit located in New Mexico, provides veterans and active military members with the opportunity to recuperate, recreate and reintegrate into their communities through the greatest Western horse and cowboy culture – supporting their journey, integrating their mind, body and spirit. Horses for Heroes – Cowboy Up! is a partner organization with the Wrangler National Patriot Program. For more information, visit www.horsesforheroes.org.