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ABOUT US

Fore the Troops is a nonprofit charitable organization that raises money to support philanthropic organizations focused on programs and support of military personnel and their families.

During his daughter's first deployment as a naval officer- founder Cory Lock knew he wanted to contribute to the well-being and morale of our service men and women.  As an avid golfer- it didn't take long to dream up Fore the Troops.  With its first outing in 2010 and officially incorporated as a non-profit in 2015– the mission of Fore the Troops is to provide monetary support to local philanthropic organizations focused on programs and support of military personnel and their families. 

Yearly, Fore the Troops sponsors a golf outing on the 1st Monday of June where proceeds from the outing are donated to a targeted organization.

2017s outing is in support of Central Bucks High School- South's Operation Eternal Gratitude (OEG)- an organization of nearly 200 high schoolers that ships care packages to troops abroad.

Chad Ritter

Chad joins us with a deep passion for supporting our military and he looks forward to making an impact in the lives of those who serve. Chad's unique background and perspective will help guide Fore the Troops through our next stage of growth.

Gabe DiMarino

Gabe DiMarino is employed at Specified Technologies Inc., a worldwide leader in passive fire protection as Senior Vice President, Shareholder and Board of Directors Member. Gabe is a past President and former Board Member of the Philadelphia Paint and Coatings Association - a former affiliation of the National Paint and Coatings Association. Gabe also served as President and Board Member of Lenape Valley Football and Cheerleading Association. Gabe lives in Chalfont, Pennsylvania married to Lori DiMarino and has 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

Jon Burns

Jon, and his wife Sue, are long time Bucks County residents residing in Chalfont, Pa. Jon and Sue are members of St Jude’s Parish in Chalfont. Their 3 children are graduates of the Central Bucks School system, each pursuing careers post college in their fields of study.  Jon is a graduate of Thiel College, in Greenville, Pa  having earned a major in Business administration and economics. He brings a long time business career  in sales, marketing and financial services to the Fore The Troops board. Jon is currently an Associate Vice President, Financial Advisor and Certified Financial Planner with Morgan Stanley, in Doylestown, Pa. Jon is an avid golfer. This interest led him to participation in the Fore the Troops annual golf fund raiser and growing appreciation of the of the good work done by the group. “Giving back to our service men and women is something I’m passionate about and Fore the Troops is a way that I can help” said Jon.

Cory Lock

Cory is a life long Bucks County resident.  Growing up in Chalfont, he has spent the last 33 years with his wife Deb, and their 3 children, living in Doylestown.   Cory is a graduate of Berry College in Rome, Georgia with a degree in Industrial Technology.  He has been in Industrial/Commercial sales for 37 years- the past 25 with General Aire Systems, an employee owned company.  Cory's an avid Penn State fan- working to make sure his 2 grandsons  learn 'we are' at a young age.  After his youngest daughter joined the Navy, Cory knew he wanted to actively support our service men and women, so in 2010 he co-founded Fore the Troops and helped incorporate it in 2015.  After serving as President since inception, Cory now leads the Golf Committee.

Morgan Craig

Secretary

Morgan is a graduate of Penn State University- with dual degrees in Religious Studies and International Politics. Post graduation she joined Teach For America and moved to the Mississippi Delta to teach 4th grade in Arkansas.  There she met her husband and adopted Lily- a spunky southern pup.  They relocated to South Jersey where Morgan continued to teach- eventually joining staff at Teach For America supporting first and second year teachers in Camden, NJ.  She has taken an active roll in supporting Fore the Troops since the beginning, and eventually joined the Board in 2015 and became secretary in 2016.  She has 2 little boys who keep her on her toes.

Rod Stone

Treasurer

Travis Lock

President

Travis is a Bucks County native with strong ties to the US armed forces and a passion for philanthropy.  While attending college at Elon University (’05), Travis joined the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity and discovered his desire to give back.  During his 4 years in school, Travis was heavily involved with PUSH America (now The Ability Experience), the national philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi.  One simple mantra that was instilled is the need to raise three things: Funds, Awareness, and Empathy.  After college, Travis started his career in the golf industry in FL, NC, PA and leading him to his current position as General Manager of Ron Jaworski's RiverWinds Golf and Tennis Club.  Travis enjoys spending his free time outside, skiing, camping or fishing.

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