Photo ID (left to right): Shawn and Cyndy Brown, new owners of Spanky’s Sports Bar & Grill and Lee Bonar retired U.S. Marine SgtMaj, Hope For The Warriors Director Military Relations.

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. – Recently, Shawn and Cyndy Brown owners of Spanky’s Sports Bar & Grill raised $1,200 through its Super Bowl seafood boil benefiting local military families through Hope For The Warriors. 

Gilbert “Spanky” Feest, retired U.S. Marine Master Gunnery Sgt., former owner of the restaurant and longtime Hope For The Warriors supporter, lost his life in a motorcycle accident in March of 2020. Carrying on Spanky’s passion for supporting military families, Shawn Brown started 2021 off with a fundraiser benefiting Hope For The Warriors. Sponsors for the Super Bowl seafood boil include: Surf City Harris Teeter, Great Moves Realty, Southern Breeze Seafood, Tanya, Adam, Evelyn Morris, Jerry Feest and the Feest family

Founded aboard Camp Lejeune, Hope For The Warriors is a nonprofit that has served over 36,000 service members, veterans and their families through a variety of support programs focused on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition

For more information on Hope For The Warriors, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  


About Hope For The Warriors: 

Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post-9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served over 36,000 through a variety of support programs focused on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition. One of the nonprofit’s first programs, Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarships, has awarded over 155 scholarships to caregivers and families of the fallen. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  

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