Sailor Jerry Program 2021
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A Special Thank You to William Grant & Sons and your participating USA Distributors!!!!
"Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum" Program for 2015 raised over $47,500!!!

The Aleethia Foundation just completed our sixth year partnership with William Grant & Sons in a charitable promotion to benefit the Aleethia Foundation’s programs supporting the wounded/injured/ill service members and their families. During various months of 2015, a donation was made to the Aleethia Foundation for every case of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum sold by their participating USA distributors in Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Carolina, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas.

Aleethia is dedicated to helping the wounded/injured/ill service members from all over the USA who are recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (“WRNMMC”). WRNMMC continues to be an outstanding health care facility and remains busy with patients that come from all over the world. These patients are not only facing difficult medical problems but they are away from their families and friends. In addition to Aleethia’s “Friday Night Dinners,” they are helped by meal cards to local restaurants, assistive technology, hyperbaric therapy, tickets to events and help with basic expenses. These things help them and any traveling family members to get away from their health issues for a short time and relax. This all helps in the healing process. William Grant & Sons’ support of Aleethia’s programs makes it possible for Aleethia to continue supporting these deserving service members and their immediate families.

With the participation of the USA distributors in the “Sailor Jerry Rum Program,” their fundraising efforts preserves the dignity of the service members so they do not have to parade in front of a camera or attend fundraisers in order to get the support they need and truly deserve.

The ABC Board of the State of Virginia participated in the “2015 Sailor Jerry” program to benefit the Aleethia Foundation’s programs supporting the wounded/injured/ill service members recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Jeffrey Painter, Chairman of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and Reed Davis, District Manager of Virginia & South Carolina with William Grant & Sons joined 34 wounded/injured/ill service members and their 54 family members, caregivers and guests for Aleethia’s September 11th “Friday Night Dinner“.

Chairman Painter & Mr. Davis met and spoke with every service member during the evening and presented each with a special gift.

In remembering the events of September 11, 2001, we took a moment of silence to remember all our fellow Americans who lost their lives on that day and the “Fallen Comrade Ceremony” was held to honor our fallen comrades in arms.

We wish to thank the ABC stores of Virginia for their efforts in making this year’s program a great success and we look forward to our continuing partnership!!!

John Walsh, William Grant & Sons’ District Manager for MD/DC/DE and his lovely family joined us for Aleethia’s “Friday Night Dinner” on July 31, 2015. In 2010, John selected the Aleethia Foundation for a charity to be involved with the annual “Sailor Jerry Rum” program. We are truly thankful for being part of this wonderful program.

John met with the service members and gave them a unique “Sailor Jerry” dog tag!

We extend a special thank you to Shannon Brookshire, Division Marketing Associate-South for William Grant & Sons, Jorge Lauriano, District Market Manager for Louisiana, Haley Waldner and others who were instrumental in producing “The Original Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum – Celebrating our Military – 2016 Calendar.” Aleethia was honored to be able to provide three service members who participated in this wonderful calendar honoring service members who served from the 1940’s to present.

The Aleethia Foundation greatly appreciates the continuous support of William Grant & Sons, their participating USA distributors and all involved in this wonderful fundraising program. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!