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Brennan Foundation Continues Tradition of Giving Back

Fundraiser to be held for wounded veteran affected by Hurricane Sandy

Since it was started the Brennan Stands Alone Foundation has dedicated its time and effort to helping wounded veterans and their families even after its namesake has returned to active duty after suffering serious injuries. 

Named after Capt. Brian Brennan, who was injured in 2008 while serving in Afghanistan, the foundation holds several events every year to raise funds for its various projects and goals. That included last month's 4th Annual Give Thanks Dinner where Staff Sgt. Eric Meyers and Spc. Andrew Smith were honored for their service while being wounded in service to their country. 

On Saturday the foundation will turn its attention to a local veteran who was also injured in combat and also was affected by Hurricane Sandy. Staff Sgt. Michael Minard was hurt in 2007 in Iraq and had his house badly damaged by the powerful hurricane. 

With a fundraiser at the Ivy League the foundation will work to have Minard, his wife Linda and their two daughters back in their house in time for Christmas. Starting at 11 a.m. and running until the restaurant closes the Ivy League will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from the day to the Minard family. 

There will also be a 50/50 and a raffle to win a new TV. Guest bar tenders from the popular shore bar Legget's and a performance by Marty and the Martians. 

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