My name is Adrian Pone and I am a member of the KOH program (Knight of Heroes). I have been a part of the program for seven years. I started attending the program at age 10 and have met several others who have been part of the Knights of Heroes foundation for even longer than me. The people I’ve met at KOH all have a story to share just like I do. As many of you know, my dad died in a tragic accident in Italy on January 20th 2010. He was stationed at Poggio Renatico. He served as the director of operations for the CAOC 5. The morning I heard the terrible news, I could not have felt anymore devastated. Who would be my male role model...teach me the things I needed to know to become the man that my father would want me to be? To teach my brother, Chris and I. Step in KOH. KOH is a high adventure camp for boys and girls who have lost their dads while serving on active duty. The camp and the mentors have changed my life, they have taught me how to overcome adversity. They push the message of self efficacy. To not feel self entitlement, To embrace the blessings we have in our lives. And to shoot a shotgun, hiking more than 10,000 feet above sea level, making a shelter while camping, and overcoming my fear of heights! I'm fortunate enough to get to go back this year as a junior mentor! KOH has recently earned enough funds through countless generous donors to purchase their own campground, We would like to add to a special building called “Kermit’s Place”. A pavilion of sorts, where kids can share the memories of their dads, and make new memories with our KOH family. Please consider helping this dream become a reality.
To donate in support of Kermit's place:
- Click on the "Donate Now" button
- Select "Quick Give"
- Select "Kermits Place Fundraiser" from the drop down menu