Big Year for the LCpl Skip Wells Foundation
After a successful motorcycle ride with 400 bikes the day before, LCpl Skip Wells was honored on July 10, with the renaming of the Sandy Plains Post office, to the LCpl Skip Wells Post Office. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Tom Price and U.S. Representative Karen Handel were in attendance to honor Skip and the Wells family.
The Sprayberry Navy Junior Reserve Training Corps (NJROTC) was in attendance and were presented with a plaque for their dedication and support of the LCpl Skip Wells Foundation.
In March of this year, Cobb County’s Bells Ferry Park officially was dedicated to Skip and renamed Marine Lance Corporal Squire “Skip” Wells Park.
The LCpl Skip Wells Foundation was created to honor Skip Wells, a local Marine who lost his life after a radical Islamic terrorist went on a shooting rampage on July 16, 2015, in Chattanooga, TN. Four Marines and a Navy Sailor lost their lives that day. Skip was the youngest Marine at only 21 years of age.
Skip graduated from Sprayberry High School where he was active in both the band and NJROTC. The Foundation offers scholarships to help students go to college or technical school to further their education.
The Foundation holds two main fundraisers each year—the Annual LCpl Skip Wells Foundation Bike Ride, held near the anniversary date of the tragedy, and the Semper Five K Run held on or near Skip’s birthday (April 29).
All proceeds go directly towards scholarships to be awarded by the Foundation. The Skip Wells Foundation is a 501c3, non-profit organization for income tax purposes. For more information, visit www.lcplskipwellsfoundation.com.
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