The Cedar Creek Veterans Foundation was established in 2009 by some residents of the Pinnacle Club in Mabank, Texas on Cedar Creek Lake to raise money for well-established non-profits providing support services to military and veterans and their families particularly those from East Texas who were injured in combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. The signature event of the Foundation is the Thunder Over Cedar Creek Lake Air Show over 4th of July weekend which has been viewed by over 50,000 people. The air show was started several years ago by Board member and MiG-17 owner and FAA Certified pilot Randy Ball and is one of very few shows performed over water. In addition to the MiG-17, prior shows have featured an Air Force F-16 demonstration team, Air Force C-17, the Tora Tora Tora group, C-130, an L-29, a B-52 bomber, three of only about a dozen B-25's still flying and many others.
Amber DiLane Homes has had the honor and privilege of being the Title Sponsor for 4 years in a row now for the Cedar Creek Veterans Foundation- Thunder Over Cedar Creek Lake Air Show. It brings ADH great joy to be involved and to help support such a wonderful foundation that honors our Veterans.
During 2016, the Cedar Creek Veterans Foundation will once again have three events to support the three Armed Forces Veterans charity organizations that the proceeds are distributed to; the The Fisher House, Hope for the Warriors, and the< Navy and Marine Corp Relief Society. In addition, the Foundation will also provide financial support to the Payne Spring Fire Rescue for their stand-by emergency services during the Air Show. Since the initial Air Show, the Foundation has provided almost $100,000 to these organizations to provide for Veterans and their families.
The first event will be the Cedar Creek Veterans Foundation Golf Classic. This will be conducted at the Pinnacle Golf Club in Payne Springs on Monday June 6, 2016. The profits from the tournament will benefit all three charities and will give the towns, local businesses and communities a chance to support our veterans and troops. Come out and support our special guests, several soldiers from Brooke Army Medical Center who are recovering or who have recovered from injuries received in the service to their country. We'll be honoring local veterans and military for their service to our country. You can contact Gayle Robinson at 903- 451-5054 if you are interested in playing in the golf tournament or becoming a sponsor.