Each year, Chenega MIOS hosts the Chenega Invitational to benefit the always-deserving men and women who have served our country. Over the course of 16 years of hosting the tournament, we were honored and humbled to have had the support to raise over $1 MILLION for this community.

For the 17th Annual Chenega Invitational, held on May 11, 2023, at Old Hickory Golf Club in Woodbridge, VA, we were approached with an opportunity that would allow us to extend our philanthropic reach to include two different charities: Vigilant Torch Association (VTA), who was our beneficiary last year, and the Los Charros Foundation (LCF). Our goal in this was to make an impact both on the lives of our Nation’s warriors who may be struggling due to their service to our country, as well as the future of America in an underserved community.

The LCF gives back to our Nation’s youth who are pursuing careers post-high school in many fields, including agriculture, education, and trade careers. Many of these fields are quickly dwindling, though they are crucial in our everyday lives. VTA, on the other hand, is a non-profit organization staffed 100% by volunteers and former Special Operations Unit members and associates whose sole focus is to provide comfort and relief items for our special operators who are sick or injured, mentally or physically, because of their service to our Nation. Please read more on the impacts both of these organizations make below the images.

With honoring multiple charities this year, we set out on a mission to raise our greatest funds yet to ensure we were making a significant impact in both communities. To do this, our team set a goal to raise over $103,000… which is no small feat! Though, with the support system we have, filled with incredibly selfless companies and people, we certainly had hope!

It is with great pride and gratitude that we announce that for the 17th Annual Chenega Invitational, we were able to raise over $106,000 for VTA and LCF! This brings our total donated from our Invitational to date to over $1.11M! Our sincerest gratitude goes out to our sponsors, participants, donors, volunteers, and all who played a part in our big day.