Taco Sanchez, the Managing Broker of EXIT Prestige Luxury Realty’s Biloxi location, served in Desert One, also known as Mission Rice Bowl, with the United States Air Force.  On April 24, 1980, eight soldiers of the Joint Force 79 were killed, leaving behind 16 children. On that day the remaining soldiers (including Taco) vowed that they would take care of every child left behind by a parent killed in the line of duty. That commitment evolved to paying for the post-secondary education for the children of fallen soldiers through the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

Last November, the Veterans for Veterans Golf Tournament was held at Bayou Vista Golf Course in Gulfport, Mississippi in benefit of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. EXIT Prestige Luxury Realty sponsored the event and raised money through player registrations, hole sponsorships and direct donations.

A portion of every transaction fee collected by EXIT Realty Corp. International is applied to its charitable fund. Through the Spirit of EXIT Dollar-for-Dollar Matching Program, EXIT offices and associates can raise money for local, approved, registered charities and apply to EXIT’s head office to have those funds matched from the company’s pledged pool of funds. The team at EXIT Prestige Luxury Realty hoped to raise $5,000, which EXIT Realty Corp. International was proud to match, but they exceeded their projection, raising $8,546.25 resulting in a total donation to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation of $13,546.25.

“The Special Operations Warrior Foundation is near and dear to Taco’s heart because he was there when the commitment was established,” said Tashia McGinn, Broker/Owner of EXIT Prestige Luxury Realty. “He created this golf tournament as a way to raise funds. This cause is also special to me because my father served in Special Operations with Taco. Taco’s recent charity event represents one veteran, of many, keeping an almost 40-year commitment alive.”

 

 

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