What Is Happening At Troop Rewards

7 years after "Act of Kindness", Founder Meets Soldier who inspired him to give back.

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Troop Rewards' Founder, Tom Burkett, sits down with the Higson family before the Le Meridien's "Welcome Home Our Heroes" reception, as local media channels WTSP 10 News and Fox 13 Tampa Bay captured their first ever meeting.

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Congressional Commendation

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Troop Rewards is recognized for their work with military families in the US House of Representatives by US Congressman David Jolly.

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Hyatt Regency Resort in Clearwater hosts 10 returning servicemembers, and their families, on Memorial Day.

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Troop Rewards hosts 10 Armed Forces members, and their families, who recently returned home from deployments in connection with the "War Against Terror" campaign. The Hyatt Regency Hotel was the presenting sponsor and hosted the families to a no-cost 5 day / 4 night RnR Recovery vacation at the resort that started on Memorial Day. Other sponsors included local businesses, such as the Clearwater Yacht Club, that hosted a farewell dinner for the families and the Tropics Boat Tours & the Calypso Queen that offered the families a sunset cruise during their stay.

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Le Meridien Tampa hosts 6 military couples for a RnR Couples Retreat.

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Our Founder, Tom Burkett, thanks Le Meridien Tampa's Sales & Events Manager, Michael Facloner, at the " Welcome Home Our Heroes" reception held at the hotel's signature restaurant, Bizou, as WTSP 10 News and Fox 13 Tampa Bay tell the story behind how Troop Rewards was inspired.

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Sandpearl Resort & Spa in Clearwater hosts 10 returning servicemembers, and their families, on Memorial Day.

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Troop Rewards hosts 10 Armed Forces members, and their families, who recently returned home from deployments in connection with the "War Against Terror" campaign.

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Troop Rewards awarded the DeBartolo Family Ftdn's " Spirit of Humanity" award for 2016 along with a $25,000 grant

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Troop Rewards selected as the DeBartolo Family Foundation's "Spirit of Humanity" award for 2016. Candy and Lisa DeBartolo presented the $25,000 check and the beautiful "Spirit of Humanity" Award to our founder, Tom Burkett, at Candy DeBartolo's new premier restaurant called the Sacred Pepper at the family and friends night. Mrs.Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf and her daughter, Jessica Schwarzkopf were there to share the moment along with some Troop Rewards Board Members, Vance Vogel and CMSgt Scott Blake.

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Troop Rewards Named Tampa Bay Business Journal's Non-Profit of The Year 2017 - Honorable Mention

The Tampa Bay Business Journal names Troop Rewards as Non-Profit of the Year 2017 - Honorable Mention
Founders, Tom and Deborah Burkett, were on hand at the Tampa Bay Business Journal's Non-Profit of The Year 2017 Awards to accept the Honorable Mention award for 2017.

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Troop Rewards' Founder, Tom Burkett throws out Ceremonial 1st Pitch at Rays vs. Twins Game

Our Founder, Tom Burkett, was honored to throw out the ceremonial 1st pitch at the Tampa Bay Rays vs. Minnesota Twins Game on Larbor Day, 4 September 2017.

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Troop Rewards' Founder, Tom Burkett, honored as a Community Hero

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Troop Rewards' Founder, Tom Burkett, was honored as a Community Hero from the Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation along with a check for $50,000 at the Lightning's home game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.


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Troop Rewards' Founders visit RAF Lakenheath, UK

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Our Founders, Tom & Deborah Burkett, tour Lakenheath RAF Base with the Founders of Troop Aid UK, Al & Pam Sutton. The group was given a mission brief about the 48th "Liberty" Fighter Wing, a tour of a static display of a F15 & HH60 Blackhawk Helicopter and a visit to the Control Tower to watch a F15 take off and land. Troop Rewards awarded 10 airmen, and their families, RnR Recovery Vacations during their visit.

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Troop Rewards' Founders visit the RAF Mildenhall, UK

Troop Rewards' Founders, Tom and Deborah Burkett visited Mildenhall RAF 1 September 2014 to meet the selected families stationed at the base and received a base tour by Base Commander, Col Thad Bibbs.

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Wyndham Grand Clearwater Partners with Troop Rewards

Our Founder received a check from the Wyndham Grand Clearwater's signature restaurant, Ocean Hai, as part of the resort's You Dine We Donate program at table 31.

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