Bill Phillips Memorial Fund
In the wake of his death in a plane crash in Alaska, William “Bill” Phillips’ family established the Bill Phillips Memorial Fund (previously known as the College Athlete Emergency Assistance Fund). The fund offers an opportunity for those who wish to remember Mr. Phillips to contribute to a cause he championed. The funds raised are used to offer assistance to collegiate scholar-athletes, service members and others who experience a family tragedy or challenge.
Mr. Phillips counseled his sons to use their athletic skills to obtain a great education. Mr. Phillips was himself a scholar-athlete and knew first hand the commitment required to succeed in the classroom and on the athletic field. He would be extremely proud to offer his assistance to student-athletes and service members who face extraordinary challenges.
To read recipients’ stories, please visit the “BF Memorial Fund Recipients” Page.
2013 Bill Phillips Memorial Fund Golf Outing
The DC Touchdown Club hosted the Bill Phillips Memorial Fund Golf Outing on Friday afternoon at Raspberry Falls Golf and Hunt Club, raising money to help wounded warriors, former and current college athletes and others in need of assistance.
Following the round, DC Touchdown Club Executive Director Steve Beck welcomed participants to a post-golf reception in the clubhouse. In addition to awarding traditional prizes to golfers, Beck had a few other announcements, sharing details of what some of the proceeds will go towards:
- A lawn tractor for retired Staff Sergeant Paul Roberts, who suffered serious burns on the back of his legs while serving in Iraq
- A treadmill for Master Sergeant Sharlinda Warner, who developed auto-immune disease and lupus while serving in Iraq. This will allow her to exercise without leaving her home
- Week-long lodging for retired Staff Sergeant Joe Beimfohr, a double amputee, when he comes to Washington in October to ride his hand bike in the Army Ten-Miler and the Marine Corps Marathon
- Financial support for the Fort Belvoir Wounded Warrior Golf Program
For more photos from the golf outing please visit the Facebook Album.