XLA Lends-A-Hand Delivers 250 Care Packages to the Troops

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XLA Lends-A-Hand Delivers 250 Care Packages to the Troops

XLA employees participated in a Pack 4 Troops event on Friday, July 29th. XLA employees were able to put together 250 care packages filled with some of the most requested treats for the troops.  The USO was quickly able to secure a destination for these care packages to our troops stationed in Ft. Bliss, Texas.  Employees and their children arrived at 9am anxious to put together care packages and give back to the men and women who do so much for our country. It was an outstanding company event which allowed XLA employees from different agencies throughout the D.C. Metro Area to come together at the corporate office in Tysons, VA for a great cause. The morning was full of fun and laughter and employees joined together afterwards for pizza and a social hour. XLA would like to recognize the many hands that made this possible.

 

Ashley Knight, Tom Dobrydney, David Matera, Brooke Fowler, Carla Lopez, Roberta Anderson-Barnes, Doug Kollme, Gary Weinfeld, Lynne Celia, Steve Mason, Sandee Addison, Chelsey Bohemier, Devang Patel, and Kathy Dempsey.

 

 

The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.

 

For nearly 75 years, the USO has been the nation’s leading organization to serve the men and women in the U.S. military, and their families, during their time in uniform. From the moment they join, through their assignments and deployments, and as they transition back to their communities, the USO is always by their side.

 

The USO relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to support its activities, and is powered by a family of volunteers to accomplish our mission of connection. Please visit their website at www.uso.org to find out more ways to support.

6-21-16 – XLA’s First Field Day

6-21-16 – Employees, Family, and Friends Enjoyed Some ‘Fun In The Sun’ For XLA’s First Field Day Picnic Event on Saturday, June 18th.

 

With a moon bounce, an inflatable sports challenge, and an array of other activities including tug of war, hula hoops, face painting, and corn hole XLA took over the Virginia Highlands Park in Arlington, VA to share in some health & wellness activities together. The little ones had a blast and the adults enjoyed being big kids for the day too! CEO, Gary Slack, enjoyed the day with his wife Suzanne. “It’s great that so many XLA employees were able to be here today. It gives everyone a chance to meet and enjoy the day outside of the office which brings a sense of comradery on being an XLA employee.” Special “kudos” goes to our HR team, for their well thought out plans and sense of fun!

5-16-16 – XLA Volunteers at 26th Annual KEEN Golf Classic

5-16-16 – XLA Volunteers at 26th Annual KEEN Golf Classic

 

May 16th, XLA employees volunteered at the KEEN Golf Classic held at the Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, MD. XLA had a total of 15 volunteers help work the event performing a wide range of tasks to make sure the event ran smoothly. The annual KEEN Golf Classic brings together community and sponsor volunteers with the parents of many KEEN athletes. The day was filled with fun, friends, and fundraising. The event started out with a brunch buffet at 11:00am before contestants began the tournament scramble at 12:00pm. After a long day on the course, golfers had a chance to get off their feet and share stories from the day at the awards dinner and participate in a silent and live auction.

 

XLA’s volunteer support helped KEEN Greater DC raise over $225,000. This was the 26th annual golf tournament hosted by KEEN Greater DC, and the third tournament in which XLA volunteered. The KEEN Golf Classic is the largest fundraiser of the year and the backbone to support KEEN athletes and activities throughout the year. In addition to the annual golf tournament, XLA participates in the KEEN Fest every year, as well as KEEN’s annual Fund an Athlete program. We at XLA take pride in being a corporate sponsor for KEEN Greater DC and look forward to many years to come.

 

KEEN Greater DC (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now) is a volunteer-led nonprofit — 501(c) (3) — organization that provides one-on-one sports and recreational opportunities for children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities at no cost to their families or caregivers. KEEN Greater DC’s mission is to foster the self-esteem, confidence and talents of young people with profound disabilities through non-competitive programs allowing young people facing even the most significant challenges to meet their individual goals. KEEN also seeks to increase each young person’s ability to participate in a broader range of recreational activities and environments. To learn more visit the KEEN Greater DC website at http://www.keengreaterdc.org/.