Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (‘TAPS’)

TAPS is the national nonprofit organization providing compassionate care and comprehensive resources for all those grieving the death of a military or veteran loved one. If you are here because our mission to care for the families of America’s fallen heroes speaks to you as well, we welcome you to connect with us about giving,  volunteering,  professional engagement  or careers. Volunteerism is at the very foundation of TAPS. In 2023, nearly 5,000 volunteers donated their time and talent to support the TAPS mission, providing more than 71,000 hours of support. In addition to their generosity, more than 1,100 Military Mentors volunteered 60,000 hours supporting survivors.

Year round


Irreverent Warriors Silkies Hike

Irreverent Warriors knows that the best support network for veterans, is other veterans. We bring a community of warriors together through therapeutic events across the country. We also work with other veteran organizations who provide services such as job placement, training, housing, service dogs and more.

Year round


Honor Flight Network

Honor Flight Network is a national nonprofit organization comprised of independent hubs working together to achieve the Honor Flight mission. Participation in an Honor Flight trip gives veterans the opportunity to share this momentous occasion with other comrades, remember the fallen, and share their stories and experiences with other veterans. Honored veterans always travel free of charge, thanks to generous donations to our organization. Veterans can sign up for an Honor Flight trip. Anyone can get involved as a volunteer by searching here for an Honor Flight Hub near you. 

Year round



Navy SEAL Foundation - 2024 Tampa Bay Frogman Swim

The Tampa Bay Frogman Swim competitive 3.4 mile open water swim that raises funds for the Navy Seal Foundation. The Tampa Bay Frogman is seeking volunteers and donations. The organization’s mission is to provide immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families by providing immediate and ongoing tragedy assistance for families who have lost a loved one in training or combat, among many other services. Not swimming but you would still like to be involved?  Come out and volunteer and help us “never leave a man behind” by clicking here. You can also Donate here to support this amazing cause!

Jan 14, 2024

Tampa, FL

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Each January across the nation, we pause to reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a great humanitarian and visionary leader whose courage was instrumental in bringing freedom and liberty to all Americans. Dr. King understood, as every Veteran understands, that freedom is never free. Generations of Service members have stood against injustice, tyranny and oppression and have broken the bonds of slavery around the world. Even though Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., never served in the American armed forces, the Department of Defense joins the nation in honoring the life and legacy of King by making the holiday a day of community service – “A Day On, Not A Day Off.”

Jan 15, 2024



PROJECT HERO- 2024 Florida Honor Ride

he Honor Ride is a non-competitive cycling event where active service members, injured veterans, first responders and the general public all get to ride together. From building and donating adaptive bikes and producing cycling events throughout the nation to supporting community-based rehabilitation and recovery programs and important medical and clinical research, Project Hero is raising awareness of the national PTS mental health crisis and making a difference in the lives of thousands of Veterans and First Responders, as well as their families and communities. Join our Raymond James riding team by registering here | Volunteer by clicking here | Make a general donation here.

Feb 3, 2024

Tropican Field (St Pete, FL)


Military Child Appreciation Month

April is the Month of the Military Child (MOMC). The life of a military kid is a blend of unique adventures and challenges. It’s important to keep in mind that they serve our country too, as part of a military family… not just in April, but all year long. Celebrate the challenges and triumphs of our military-connected children. These amazing kids selflessly sacrifice for our country and are brave, proud, and strong.

Apr 2024


Action Zone Activate Event

Come join us. Action Zone provide the tools and resources you need to build your business, whether your business is in pre-launch, pivot or no/slow-growth stage. Our Activate event helps you build a solid foundation for a sustainable, thriving business.

Apr 6 – May 1, 2024

Tampa Bay, FL

Bike Multiple Sclerosis (MS): 2024 Suncoast Challenge

Bike MS is the largest fundraising cycling series in the world. Ride together to change the world for people with MS. With the fundraising support of each cyclist, the National MS Society can continue their work of tackling the complex challenges of MS where approximately 70,000 veterans are living with the disease today. The real number of Veterans currently living with MS is likely much higher. Grab your helmet and handlebars and click HERE if you are interested in registering for the Raymond James team. Contact Matt Maddux or DJ McElroy for more information. Opportunities to volunteer can be found here.

Apr 20, 2024

Tampa Bay, FL


WWAR- U.S. Wheelchair Rugby National Championship

Attend/Volunteer: WWAR is hosting the 2024 United States Wheelchair Rugby Association (USWRA) Championship. This event is aimed at promoting and supporting wheelchair rugby to provide competitive athletic opportunities to eligible people with disabilities and also to empower people to reach their full potential in all areas of life. The USWRA features over 40 teams with more than 500 athletes across the country. ​

May 1-5, 2024

Wesley Chapel, FL

13 Ugly Men Presents: Derby at The Pier 2024

Attend: Dress to impress in your finest Derby attire and join us to #partyforapurpose at the biggest Derby themed event in Tampa Bay! We’re back for another year at the beautiful Spa Beach Park on the St. Pete Pier that provides a serene, picture-perfect waterfront venue with views of the DTSP city skyline and the beautiful bay. Check out the 2023 Event Video.
Discount Code: RJVALOR – 20% off GA & Jockey Club Tickets. Get your tickets here: Ticket Page.

May 5, 2024

St. Petersburg, FL

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Observe: Military Spouse Day or Military Spouse Appreciation Day is celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day in the United States. Take this day to acknowledge the significant contributions, support, and sacrifices of spouses of their Armed Forces.

May 10, 2024


Special Operations Warrior Foundation: American Legion 543 Concert

Attend/Play: Part of the Birdies for the Brave Golf Tournaments. All proceeds will go to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation to support America’s Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps Special Operations personnel and their families by providing full college educations to surviving children of special operations personnel killed in combat or training and by providing immediate financial assistance to special operations personnel severely wounded in combat.

May 18, 2024

St. James, PA

Special Operations Warrior Foundation: Low Country Foundation Golf Tournament Wounded Heroes Golf Classic #2

Attend/Play: Part of the Birdies for the Brave Golf Tournaments. All proceeds will go to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation to support America’s Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps Special Operations personnel and their families by providing full college educations to surviving children of special operations personnel killed in combat or training and by providing immediate financial assistance to special operations personnel severely wounded in combat.

May 20, 2024

Bluffton, SC

Memorial Day

Observe: Holiday for honoring and mourning the U.S. military personnel who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

May 27, 2024


Post Traumatic Stress Awareness Month

The goal of PTSD Awareness Month is to: Raise public awareness about PTSD, Reduce the stigma associated with PTSD, Ensure that those suffering from PTSD receive proper treatment, and Highlight information about PTSD symptoms, including available treatments.

May 27, 2024



Wounded Warriors Abilities Ranch Annual Gala

WWAR was built to inspire veterans of all conflicts to get OUT and get ACTIVE by offering activities for all Military Veterans in need of a supportive and healing environment. WWAR offers a huge range of activities, workshops, clinics and events for all veterans and the adaptive sports community in the Tampa Bay Area.

Jun 1, 2024

Clearwater, FL

Special Operations Warrior Foundation: Honoring Our Heroes – Oak Hills Country Club

Golf Tournament and Fundraising Dinner with guest speaker Admiral McRaven. All proceeds will go to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation to support America’s Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps Special Operations personnel and their families by providing full college educations to surviving children of special operations personnel killed in combat or training and by providing immediate financial assistance to special operations personnel severely wounded in combat.

Jun 2, 2024

San Antonio, TX

Women Veterans Day

National Women Veterans Day is observed on June 12. This day recognizes and honors the service and sacrifices of women veterans.

Jun 12, 2024


Girls Inc of Pinellas Gala

Girls Inc of Pinellas is an organization dedicated to serving girls and their families in our community. We provide academic support, healthy living, and life skills FREE of charge to girls from military and first responder families. Join us and be a part of social change that inspires ALL girls to be Strong, Smart, and Bold!

Jun 12, 2024

St. Petersburg, FL

Dive Care- Tampa Bay Spearfishing Tourney

Dive care is a non-profit with a purpose is to offer and support educational SCUBA diving and snorkeling programs. These programs are available to any child, adult or veteran with a disability with the intention of providing both physical and psychological therapeutic value to each person.

Jun 21-23, 2024

St. Petersburg, FL

Believe With Me- Freedom 4 Miler

Each mile of Believe With Me’s Freedom 4 Miler is named after a fallen hero and along the way there are signs, food, and more to let racers get to know more about the soldier we are honoring for that mile! The race raises funds for the Believe With Me Gold Star Christmas project which provides Christmas gifts to children of fallen soldiers. For our “Christmas in July” please consider bringing a new, unwrapped toy to the race.

Jun 29, 2024

Tampa, FL


Independence Day

Independence Day, known colloquially as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday commemorating the Declaration of Independence, which was ratified by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, establishing the United States of America.

Jul 4, 2024


National Hire a Veteran Day

Each year, brave men and women from the military service return to civilian life. This day was created to remind job seekers and employers alike that these veterans’ experience and dedication can breathe new life into the workforce. It aims to teach people about the value of hiring a veteran.  If you are interested in volunteering as a mentor, career transition, or learning more, plick here for more details. 

Jul 25, 2024



Special Operations Warrior Foundation: 16th Annual Swim4Freedom

Swimming event on Lake Geneva. 5k Swim from Williams Bay to Fontana, WI. All proceeds will go to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation to support America’s Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps Special Operations personnel and their families by providing full college educations to surviving children of special operations personnel killed in combat or training and by providing immediate financial assistance to special operations personnel severely wounded in combat.

Aug 4, 2024

Lake Geneva, WI

Forever Young Veterans Gala

We can’t forget what our senior veterans did for our country 50, 60, even 75 years ago. These brave men and women served our country faithfully and many still carry the weight of war. Many of these heroes are struggling more than ever. Together, we can free them from the stress of combat and bring them the honor, healing, and hope.

Aug 24, 2024

Memphis, TN

15th Annual america's VetDogs Golf Classic

America’s VetDogs is excited to hold its 15th Annual Golf Classic.  It’s a wonderful fundraiser for all golf enthusiasts. The highlight of this special event is hearing from America’s VetDogs graduates who have received a service dog of their own helping them live without boundaries. Don’t miss out! Registration begins at 8:15 am and the Opening Program will begin at 11 am. To make a in-kind donation, please fill out the attached Commitment Form.

Aug 26, 2024

Huntington Country Club (Huntington, NY)


6th Annual Raymond James Valor Golf Tourney

Annually the Raymond James National Veterans Inclusion Network (Valor), hosts a golf fundraiser in support of local veterans and their families. Proceeds of this annual tournament benefits veterans nonprofits focused on mental health, rehabilitation, enhanced mobility, affordable housing and home maintenance, and career transition for veterans and their families.

Sep 7, 2024

Innisbrook Resort- Copperhead

(Palm Harbor, FL)

The 9.11 Promise Run and Bike

The 9.11 Promise is a journey of remembrance and honor while also providing an opportunity to help the children of those who have sacrificed for our communities and country. This year the journey consists of solely virtual events where individual participants and teams commit to raising funds for scholarships by completing 9.11 miles between 9 and 11 September by walking, running, or biking in the location of their choice.

Sep 9-11, 2024

Shanksville, PA & Ground Zero, NYC

Quantum Leap Farm colors of courage luncheon

Please join us for a fundraising luncheon with inspiring stories of courage! Your gift provides scholarships to help veterans, pediatric cancer patients, kids and adults with special needs, and their families find the courage to begin or continue their journey to wellness. Quantum Leap Farm is Horsepower for the Soul

Sep 12, 2024

Armature Works (Tampa, FL)

Stay In Step, Spinal Cord Injury Annual Gala

We are a veteran-founded and operated organization that provides long-term rehabilitation to veterans and civilians suffering from a spinal cord and/or traumatic brain injury, stroke, or any other neurological disorder resulting in paralysis in the Greater Tampa Bay and surrounding areas.

Sep 21, 2024

Tampa, FL

Special Operations Warrior Foundation: Nashville Predators Gold Star Game

Watch the hockey game while honoring our Gold Star families.

Sep 25, 2024

Clarksville, TN

Special Operations Warrior Foundation: Patriotic Pick

The Patriotic Pick at Scott Mansion Farms is a family-friendly event hosted by Jill Wagner benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Enjoy a scenic hayride, grape picking, live music, and food trucks! Come support a great cause and a day of family fun!

Sep 28, 2024

Tellico Plains, TN

America’s VetDogs 5k Run and Dog Walk

Help America’s VetDogs make a difference in the lives of veterans and first responders by participating in the 10th America’s VetDogs 5K Run & Dog Walk, now part of the Suffolk Veteran Run Series!

Sep 28, 2024

Smithtown, NY


Special Operations Warrior Foundation: Join Forces- Texas Style

 Our fourth annual Join Forces:  A Texas Style major and festive fundraising dinner, to be held on Saturday, October 5th from 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM at the Omni Hotel Dallas. Our special guest speaker that evening will be Lieutenant Commander Jonny Kim – Navy SEAL, NASA astronaut, and Harvard Medical graduate physician. All proceeds will benefit Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

Oct 5, 2024

Dallas, TX (Omni)

Special Operations Warrior Foundation: Courage and Sacrifice Golf Tournament

A day of golf followed by dinner that will include guest speakers, all proceeds will benefit Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

Oct 15, 2024

Upper Montclair Country Club, NJ

The Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation

Volunteer/Donate: Join Valor NY as we collect new, unwrapped toys and distribute them to children during the holidays.

Oct 25, 2024

New York, NY

Tunnels to Tower Annual Run, Walk & Climb Series

Volunteer: 80 + events across the country to volunteer for and participate in.

Oct 28, 2024



Quantum Leap Farm HorsePlay Golf Tournament

Quantum Leap Farm exists to improve quality of life and inspire personal growth through equine-assisted therapies. We believe in the acceptance of everyone, wherever they are right now. The Quantum Leap Farm HorsePlay Golf Tournament on the famous Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club, home of the PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship, raises funds to fulfill our mission.

Nov 3, 2024

Palm Harbor, FL

Special Operations Warrior Foundation: SSG Alex Viola Memorial Car Show

Among Alex’s last wishes is that his family and friends honor his memory by lending their support to the Green Beret and Special Operations Warrior Foundations. Alex and his father, Frank, shared a love of hot rods and car shows, so the Viola family could think of no better way to honor Alex’s wishes than to host a car show in his name that would raise money for those organizations. The first SSG Alex Viola Memorial Car Show was held on Veteran’s Day of 2015 and the show has since become an annual Veteran’s Day tradition, attended by thousands and featuring cars from all over the U.S. To date, the SSG Alex Viola Foundation has raised nearly $400,000 (and soon to be $450,000) for the Green Beret Foundation and the Special Operations Warriors Foundation.

Nov 10, 2024

Keller, TX

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

Nov 11, 2024


Annika at Pelican LPGA- Veterans Day Celebration

Veterans Day celebration at The ANNIKA. Active or retired military personnel (+a guest) will have complimentary access to the Hero Outpost (Hole 12). This LPGA event – The ANNIKA driven by Gainbridge at Pelican – is being hosted at Pelican Golf Club. In short time, the tournament has become one of themost prestigious stops on the LPGA schedule, and this week, the event will reach heights not previously reached. 

Nov 6-12, 2024

Pelican Golf Club- Bellair, FL


 In 2016 Ken’s vision of founding a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization to support well deserving local and national organizations came to life! After a meeting of friends and family the Inaugural Ken Duke & Friends Celebrity Pro-Am was born! Each year a great dinner, concert and day of golf are had by everyone that attends this great weekend. 

Nov 16-18, 2024

Stuart, FL 


Quantum Leap Farm Annual “Holiday Bash” at Tampa VA

Volunteer/Attend: James Haley VA Hospital’s MHICM Program. Meal service and hygiene kit distribution for homeless veterans.

Dec 10, 2024

Tampa, FL

Believe With Me - Gold Star Families Gala

Believe With Me serves families who have lost a loved one that was Killed In Action, Killed In Training, PTSD Suicide, Service Connected Illness and Active Duty Accidents. With the help of grateful Americans like you, Believe With Me provides sacks full of Christmas gifts from a child’s personal wishlist. Our annual gala raises funds to make these dreams come true.

Dec 13, 2024

Tampa, FL

National Wreaths Across America Day

Dec 14, 2024