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.
Dr Deborah Lock
Deb joined the Board in July 2022 having supported the work of Fore the Troops since its inception. For the last 20 years, she served as an educational administrator, most recently leading the Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) to expand access to early childhood programming across Bucks County nearly tripling the number of classrooms and launching 3 early learning centers. Prior to working at the Bucks IU, Deb served in a variety of teaching and administrative positions, including an elementary school and middle school principal. Deb holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, certification in early childhood education, and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. She earned her principal’s certification, Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility, and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Widener University.
Deb brings the same passion that drove her 27 years in education to the work of Fore the Troops. As a blue star mom, she knows firsthand the impact of the mission and the importance of ongoing support for our service men and women and their families. Deb recently retired to Delaware and enjoys walks to the pier, traveling with her husband Cory and crabbing and kayaking on the bay with her grandchildren.
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.
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.
Cory is a lifelong Bucks County resident. Growing up in Chalfont, he has spent the last 36 years with his wife Deb, raising their 3 children 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 41 years - the past 29 with General Aire Systems, an employee owned company, where he is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Cory is 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.
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 Running Deer Golf Club. Travis enjoys spending his free time outside, skiing, camping or fishing.
General Manager/ COO of Radley Run Country Club in West Chester, PA
Previously with Ron Jaworski Golf, a New Jersey based Golf Course management group where he spent the last 7 years as General Manager of Running Deer golf club and Vice President of Food and Beverage for Ron Jaworski Golf & Weddings. Prior to that, Michael spent over a decade with Loews Hotels & Resorts, the luxury hotel brand headquartered in Manhattan. During his distinguished career with the hotel & hospitality company he spent time in Annapolis, Maryland, and Philadelphia, PA while also traveling to properties across the country specializing in Catering, Conference Management, F&B Operations & new construction / hotel & restaurant openings. An avid golfer, tennis player, and loyal Philadelphia sports fanatic, he currently resides in East Greenwich Twp., New Jersey.