Every FOCUS session, you will see the blue uniforms of the St. Charles County Ambulance District. The paramedics of SCCAD volunteer their time to ensure the care of all those that attend FOCUS. They provide a sense of comfort knowing they are on site and can provide immediate assistance when needed. It doesn’t stop there, each session the paramedics cook an amazing meal, bake delicious cookies and give even more of their time and talent.

The generosity of the St. Charles County Ambulance District continued when they held the 4th annual Poker Charity Event benefiting the FOCUS Marines Foundation and Brace for Impact. The event was held on January 31st and drew a large crowd of poker players, Cardinal players past and present, and many FOCUS graduates and board members. It was a fun evening that included poker, casino tables, and a silent auction. There was something for everyone.

The evening began with speeches from the organizations benefitting from the event. Tom Ilges, a FOCUS Marines Foundation board member, spoke briefly and introduced Matt Garvey. Matt, a graduate of FOCUS, shared with all in attendance the impact FOCUS made on his life. Tom and Matt did an excellent job sharing the vision and experience of FOCUS.

We were grateful to have FOCUS graduates be a part of the poker tournament as well. They were well received and given a standing ovation when it was their time to exit the game.

We cannot express enough our gratitude to this amazing group of paramedics. The gift of their time, talent and generosity truly make an impact on this organization and the men and women we serve.