The FOCUS Marines Foundation is fortunate to have many benefactors to help finance the FOCUS program for our brave men and women returning from military service. One of our most generous and dedicated benefactors is the First Heartland Foundation of Lake St. Louis, Missouri.

The First Heartland Foundation hosts an annual fund raising event in August of each year. Last year, FMF was designated by First Heartland as the charity of choice to receive the proceeds of that event, following which, FMF was presented with a check for $35,000. This year FOCUS Marines Foundation is again fortunate to be the designated recipient of First Heartland’s benevolence.

On August 5, 2013, First Heartland held two benefits: The 2013 Tournaments for Heroes consisting of a golf tournament at Bogey Hills Country Club in St. Charles County Missouri, and a skeet and trap shooting tournament for non-golfers. The results of these events will be reported in our next InFOCUS newsletter.

In addition to the benefit tournaments on August 5th, First Heartland is raffling off nine firearms! Proceeds from the gun raffle also will go to our FOCUS Marines Foundation. A single raffle ticket costs $100 and qualifies the purchaser for entry in all nine drawings. A maximum of only 1000 tickets will be sold, greatly improving a parti- cipant’s odds of winning compared to similar raffles where unlimited tickets are sold. Winners will be announced December 2nd.

For more details on raffle rules, firearms descriptions, and to buy raffle tickets, please visit