Sponsor Spotlight: Home Depot
Sean Magee coordinated with Home Depot and Rock Maple Racing to sponsor a silent auction for Veterans Inc at Jackman 2018. Sean has a touching story behind coordinating with RMR-XC. His father-in-law, Frank Carideo, was a veteran and after passing away, Sean wanted to do something in his honor. Frank served in the military and was a U.S. Marine, and later became an engineer. One of Frank’s greatest hobbies and past times was being a snowmobile enthusiast. He went on annual trips to New Hampshire with friends. After Frank’s passing, Sean went on the annual snowmobile with Frank’s friends where everyone reflected on Frank and the influence he left on all of them. Sean decided he would honor Frank through snowmobiling.
Sean contacted Tara and coordinated with his Home Depot’s regional vice president to structure and gain support for the silent auction to benefit Veterans Inc.
“Tara helped me understand what was possible and how to best structure an event that would accomplish the goal and be enjoyable for those that attend,” Sean said. “I met with her a few times to set up the event and the details to present to others and begin collecting companies that would help us pull it off.”
Through the help of RMR-XC, Home Depot and several other partner companies, Sean was able to generate over $30,000 in donations for Veterans Inc.
“I am thrilled to be able to turn over this money to Veterans Inc knowing that it will be used to help the men and woman of this country that deserve it most,” Sean said. “I appreciate the support and patience Tara and Glynn have had in helping me organize the details and pull together an event like this.”
Congrats Sean on a great event! Your story is an inspiration and RMR-XC looks forward to working with you again in the 2019 season!