No Greater Sacrifice Foundation

No Greater Sacrifice Foundation


Honoring the sacrifices of our Service members by INVESTING IN THEIR CHILDREN 🇺🇸🇺🇸

Much gratitude to BallenIsles Country Club who completed their annual Tennis Thanks The Troops event to support military families. Kudos to Gary Henderson, Director of Tennis, BallenIsles staff and members who continue to impact the children of our nation's fallen & wounded Service members through higher educational opportunities provided through No Greater Sacrifice Foundation. USPTA Official USPTA Florida Division

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No Greater Sacrifice Foundation (NGS) is grateful to our friends at Haines City Parks & Recreation for hosting their 6th Annual Tennis Thanks The Troops event. Over 50 juniors competed on Friday followed by over 50 adult doubles teams on Saturday to support the children of those fallen or wounded in military service.

Many thanks to Jeff McCardle, Official USPTA Florida Division, including all participants, staff and volunteers. Jeff shared, “Tennis Thanks the Troops in Haines City has become an important part of our local tennis calendar. Now in it’s 6th year folks start getting excited in August for the tournament. A ton of volunteers make my job relatively easy now because they just keep better at the tasks involved. We have a blast and support a great cause!” USPTA

NGS delivers scholarships and resources to improve the quality of life for military children through higher education. Learn how you can help: [email protected]
A great weekend cheering on some amazing athletes at Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships 2022 at Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Today it was nice to have No Greater Sacrifice Foundation pickleball spokesperson Sarah Ansboury spend some time at our booth at the PPR - Professional Pickleball Registry Conference. Sarah is sharing with PPR professionals how they can impact military families through their favorite sport 🇺🇸

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In honor of Veterans Day, JTCC wants to send a heartfelt thank you to all veterans and service members who have served our country!

In celebration of their service, JTCC hosted a Veterans Day Tennis Celebration yesterday in partnership with MISSION BBQ, Wounded Warrior Project, and No Greater Sacrifice Foundation (formerly Thanks USA).

More than 50 people attended the event including veterans representing all five branches of the US military. JTCC high performance players, coaches, and members from the community also came out to participate for the fun and exciting two hour event.

Participants enjoyed tennis games and drills led by staff and amazing food provided by Mission BBQ.

Join JTCC Thursdays from 12:00 - 2:00 pm, for Tennis Corps for Military Veterans, a free year-round clinic designed for veterans, active duty military service members, and their families.

USTA Mid-Atlantic United States Tennis Association - USTA (Official) Tennis Thanks The Troops

On , we are grateful for our Veterans and their families for their sacrifice and dedication to our country.
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November is National & Military Families Month 🇺🇸

Join No Greater Sacrifice Foundation to honor the sacrifices of our wounded and fallen Service members by investing in their children's education. Please consider donating proceeds from a tennis or pickleball event to pay tribute to our nation's heroes. 🇺🇸 USPTA PPR - Professional Pickleball Registry

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What an amazing organization No Greater Sacrifice Foundation
Sarah is excited to be part of this group and will
Be hosting a free clinic Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort October 25th
A beautiful day at the Tennis Corps fall session in IOWA! Grateful to Coach Nicole Berger and our partnership with the VA Central Iowa Health Care System (VACIHCS) and USTA Iowa for another successful season for our Iowa 🎾
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🎾JTCC Weekly Veterans Program Moves To Thursdays! 🎾

Join JTCC on Thursdays from 12:00 – 2:00 pm for Tennis Corps for Military Veterans, a free weekly year-round clinic designed for veterans, active duty military service members, and their families!

Provided in partnership by ThanksUSA, Tennis Corps is a unique mentoring program that connects JTCC high performance junior tennis players with military veterans. Veterans learn the game of tennis and participate in engaging drills and games with JTCC high performance junior players on the court.

Off the court, the veterans serve as mentors to players in discussions over lunch provided by Mission BBQ. Last week, the conversation focused around sharing stories of influential people who have provided guidance in their lives, as well as discussing life goals they hope to achieve.

Mission BBQ provides lunch to the players and veterans every other month, and last week players also received a surprise gift of a free koozie, pen, and coupon for a free meal at Mission BBQ!

If you’re a veteran or active duty military service member, and want to experience all the exciting action for yourself, please click the link below to register.

Hope to see you there!

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Celebrating 10 years of supporting military families through our partnership with the USPTA at the USPTA World Conference. We are grateful to John Embree, USPTA leadership team, Tennis Thanks The Troops Ambassadors and all tennis professionals who have helped to improve the quality of life for military children. We're looking forward to continuing our sports initiative efforts to support No Greater Sacrifice Foundation's mission of providing for our nation’s military families through education.
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The APP Tour is partnering with ThanksUSA & No Greater Sacrifice Foundation to show gratitude to our nation's heroes! All are welcome to join a free pickleball clinic prior to the Chicago Open Pickleball Tournament. Chicago Pickleball Illinois Pickleball - North Chicago Veterans
Congrats, Danielle! I have loved getting to know your awesome family! You are so deserving! TFNB Your Bank for Life No Greater Sacrifice Foundation
A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to 2022 Copperas Cove High graduate Danielle Devins, 3rd highest GPA in the graduating class, who received a full 4-year scholarship from the No Greater Sacrifice Foundation to include tuition, books, room and board to attend University of Texas in Austin. The scholarship is valued at $120,000! Congratulations, Danielle!
On today’s Make A Difference Minute, Rebekah Lovorn with No Greater Sacrifice Foundation will be sharing her passion behind becoming involved with NGS as they dedicate themselves to the children of our nation's fallen and wounded Service members (post 9/11/01) by delivering scholarships and resources to improve their quality of life through the pursuit of higher education.

Sponsor: Harlan D Mitchell Legal Services LLC
Join us on Saturday 09/11/2021 at the The Outback Steak and Oyster Bar where we will be donating 10% of all sales to the No Greater Sacrifice Foundation. The No Greater Sacrifice Foundation provides scholarships and resources to children of fallen service members.

Welcome to our page. If you're looking for the official source of information about NGS, please visit

The No Greater Sacrifice Foundation (NGS) is not-for-profit supporting children of fallen and wounded Service members. We are looking for volunteers and support. There are many ways to get involved, from organizing fundraising events to identifying companies that NGS can partner with to helping plan and implement NGS initiatives. Or, if you don't have much free time, help spread the word about NGS

Operating as usual

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Jonathan Player is a freshman at the University of Alabama in Birmingham where he majors in Computer Science. Introduced to the field during his early teen years, Jonathan was inspired to pursue a major in computer science after successfully building
his own computer.

Although the transition from high school to college has been a bit challenging, Jonathan is adapting well to life at UAB. He is a member of a computer science cohort and appreciates the library’s extended hours. Jonathan feeds his soul through the student-led campus ministry, RANSOM, and visits the gym as often as possible. He also really enjoys philosophy class and explains, “Just last week we contemplated if artificial intelligence could gain consciousness.”

Jonathan is the third NGS scholar in the Player family. His sister, Stasia, graduated from UAB in the spring of 2022, and his brother, William, will graduate from UAB in the spring of 2023. Their father, Army Master Sergeant Michael Player, was severely wounded in action by a rocket attack while serving in Afghanistan in 2004.

“The support of the No Greater Sacrifice scholarship in pursuit of my academic endeavors allows me to use my time more freely. Not only am I able to worry less about the financial burden of college, I am also able to pursue other interests as well. I’ve been able to maintain my academic goals and expand upon my long-term plan by learning specific math skills in advance, engaging more on campus, and thinking ahead for next semester and beyond.”

NGS would also like to thank our amazing partner, the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund, for their support of Jonathan’s academic journey!

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The Veteran Wellness Alliance is a team which enhances the connection from health care provider to military veterans, active duty, reservists/Guard, and their family members who are seeking mental health treatment.

Check-In is a technology platform the Alliance developed which enables easy referral to treatment based on veteran and family needs. Check-In gives those seeking care the opportunity to speak to our licensed clinical social worker, who can provide them with an array of care options in all 50 states, ranging from intensive outpatient to telehealth options.

If you answer yes to any of the listed questions, please consider reaching out via this link:

- Do you find yourself having trouble focusing, concentrating, or remembering things?

- Are you struggling with sleep, headaches, loss of energy or appetite, or substance abuse?

- Have you experienced a disruptive life event such as a break-up or divorce, the death of a loved one, or the loss of a job?

- Do you feel angry, sad, frustrated, overwhelmed, or alone?

- Do you just want to improve your mental well-being and live a healthier life?

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Jasmine Rymer is a first-year student at the University of Central Florida. With interests in software development and civic engagement, Jasmine majors in both Information Technology and Political Science. She intends to continue her studies through graduate school and pursue a career in software development while being politically active in her local community.⁠

Jasmine was motivated to pursue IT while enrolled in an intro to robotics and electronic technology during high school. “I needed to fill out my schedule and this college level course was available. I was one of only four students in the class which allowed us to form a close-knit team. It was so exciting to learn coding and see the results.”⁠

Leaving home in Arkansas to pursue an undergraduate degree at one of the largest universities in the nation compelled Jasmine to establish a support network of new friends and involve herself in campus activities. She finds comfort in student religious groups and is excited to be a member of the Robotics Club. “I’m part of a team that is creating an autonomous gardening robot that, hopefully, will be able to monitor and adjust temperatures inside a greenhouse, manage soil quality, and generally care for that environment.”⁠

Jasmine was less than a year old when her father, Army SPC Lyle Wyman Rymer II, was killed in action while serving in Iraq. “I don’t personally know the man whose name I bear, but I know my dad from stories. I know him as a great friend, a Christian, and a father who loved his children. Knowing that he did everything with his children in mind has created a goal for me to make him proud. The No Greater Sacrifice scholarship honors the sacrifice my father has given, brings peace to my family during this transition to college, and a future that offers more freedom.”⁠

NGS would also like to thank our amazing partner, the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund, for their support of Jasmine’s academic journey!

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is a global day of giving, inviting YOU to celebrate the holiday season by giving back.

On this day, give to Honor the Sacrifice: the No Greater Sacrifice campaign to fully fund 50 children of our nation's fallen and severely wounded for four years of college.

When you give and spread the word to your family and friends, you are giving the gift of education and hope for a brighter future to those that have sacrificed greatly for our Nation.

You can donate here:

Timeline photos 11/28/2022

Shop at this Cyber Monday and AmazonSmile donates to No Greater Sacrifice Foundation. Bookmark this link!⁠

You can support No Greater Sacrifice through AmazonSmile on iPhone & Android phones.⁠

Follow these steps to get the app:⁠

Step 1 - Download or update to the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app on your phone. You can find it in the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.⁠

Step 2 - Join AmazonSmile. If you are not already an AmazonSmile member, simply sign up at and select No Greater Sacrifice to start generating donations, at no cost to you.⁠

Step 3 - Turn on AmazonSmile⁠

Open the app and find ’Settings’ in the main menu (☰). Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.

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NGS is excited to highlight Gracie Edmundson and her impressive lawn care & handywoman business for Small Business Saturday.

Gracie says, "I am honored to share about my small business. I don’t have a business name. The people I do work for call me diligent, I’ll leave it at that. My story is like a lot of small businesses. There was a need in our neighborhood to assist neighbors with odd jobs. By word of mouth my business grew. I have strived to do the very best I can do and it has proven to be a good selling feature because I have many return customers! I have mowed and raked lawns, pulled weeds, cleaned cars, campers and pressure sprayed driveways to name a few jobs.
I have found this business to be beneficial for me, not only financially but also because my studies come first. I am able to take my jobs and do them when it is best for me. Of course they are always done in a timely manner as a satisfied customer is a happy customer."

Gracie is a senior in high school and is currently considering her college options. She is a competitive equine athlete and has an offer to ride in college. Gracie's father, Eric Edmundson, was severely injured near the Iraq/Syria border in 2005. Eric suffered a traumatic and anoxic brain injury when an IED exploded under his Stryker vehicle.

NGS is honored to support Gracie and her family and is thankful Gracie allowed us to spotlight her growing business as she works hard to serve her community. Keep up the great work, Gracie!

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This Black Friday, shop at and AmazonSmile donates to No Greater Sacrifice Foundation. Bookmark this link!

You can now support No Greater Sacrifice through AmazonSmile on iPhone & Android phones.

Follow these steps to get the app:

Step 1 - Download or update to the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app on your phone. You can find it in the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.

Step 2 - Join AmazonSmile. If you are not already an AmazonSmile member, simply sign up at and select No Greater Sacrifice to start generating donations, at no cost to you.

Step 3 - Turn on AmazonSmile

Open the app and find ’Settings’ in the main menu (☰). Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.

Timeline photos 11/24/2022

A season full of thankfulness: No Greater Sacrifice is thankful for the service and sacrifices of our Service men and women and their families. We will never forget them.

Photos from No Greater Sacrifice Foundation's post 11/23/2022

As the season of thankfulness is upon us, we want to highlight some of the amazing letters we have received from our recipients. You should know how much your support means.⁠

Mary Robles will graduate from Texas Tech University in May, 2023 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History and a Minor in Spanish. She will continue at Texas Tech to earn a Master of Arts in Heritage and Museum Sciences and intends on pursuing a career as a museum curator or historian. She is currently the Treasurer and Fundraising Chairperson in a law organization on campus called Future Lawyer of Today, and is also a member of Future Lawyers of Today’s Mock Trial team. She is the only child of Master Sergeant Daniel Robles (Ret.).⁠

In April 2006, Army Master Sergeant Daniel Robles was on his third deployment when he lost both of his legs in an improvised explosive device (IED) attack near Baghdad, Iraq. As the Mortar Platoon Sergeant, MSG Robles was leading a mission to investigate a possible weapons cache site when his vehicle was hit by the IED.⁠

Seeing the devastation to his legs and feet, he knew he had been seriously injured. Trapped in the vehicle, and not wanting to go into shock, he refocused his thoughts and began shouting orders to his men telling them to secure the location. Amid all of the commotion the vehicle caught fire. Luckily, it was extinguished before jeopardizing the lives of those still trapped inside. Communicating over hand-held radio, MSG Robles called for a medic and assisted as his Soldiers, one of them injured and unable to open his eyes, applied tourniquets to both of his legs. The attack resulted in the traumatic amputation of both legs below the knee. He underwent numerous surgeries and fought an infection that almost killed him. He was later awarded the Purple Heart and a Bronze Star for his bravery in combat.⁠

No Greater Sacrifice is grateful to the Gary Sinise Foundation for their support of Mary.

Photos from No Greater Sacrifice Foundation's post 11/22/2022

As the season of thankfulness is upon us, we want to highlight some of the amazing letters we have received from our recipients. You should know how much your support means.⁠

Keira Vida Hannon White grew up in Rota, Spain, where she graduated Valedictorian of her class at David Glasgow Farragut High School. She is currently a sophomore attending St. Andrews University in Scotland, and the College of William & Mary in Virginia. She is studying International Relations through the schools’ International Honors Joint Degree Program. Vida plans on continuing her education to the doctoral level and then becoming a U.S, foreign service officer. In her free time, Vida enjoys reading, hanging out with her friends, and spending time in nature.⁠

As the child of U.S. diplomats, Vida’s father, Navy Commander John Scott Hannon, known as Scott, grew up in Tanzania, the Soviet Union, England, Belgium, Virginia, and Montana. Scott enlisted in the Navy in 1989 and from 1995 to 2003 he completed deployments to Europe and the Middle East as a Navy SEAL. In 2003, he joined the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. He graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.A. in Political Science in 1995 and later continued his studies at Tuck Business School at Dartmouth College. Scott then worked in the U.S. Special Operations Command until he retired in 2012. Scott spent the latter parts of his life in Helena, Montana working with Montana Wild, Lewis and Clark Search and Rescue, Habitat for Humanity, Prickly Pear Land Trust, and the Montana chapter of the National Alliance of Mental Illness. Scott passed away in February of 2018 from his invisible war wounds.⁠

NGS will never forget the service and sacrifices of Keira, her father and her whole family.

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Miles Harrington is a junior at East Carolina University where he majors in Information and Computer Technology. Miles has been nurturing an interest in computers since early childhood. He recalls visiting the YMCA and being more inclined to spend time in the computer lab than on the gym floor. By high school he was a member of an after-school computer club and jumped at the chance to take a cybersecurity class.

Miles has also drawn inspiration and motivation from his father, Retired US Army MSG Rodney Harrington. MSG Harrington completed over 23 years of service including multiple combat tours. Because of his own professional experience in computer sciences and analytics, MSG Harrington has been able to offer academic guidance throughout Miles’ academic journey.

Like most current collegiate upperclassmen, Miles had a difficult freshman experience when coronavirus forced students to return home and transition to online instruction. Miles was able to make new friends and important academic connections when he returned to campus for his sophomore year and is thoroughly enjoying his closer-to-normal junior year. He has earned membership in Sigma Alpha Lambda, a National Leadership and Honors Organization. Based on his academic achievements, Miles was inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and has continuously earned his place on the Dean’s List. He commends ECU for offering a large variety of student services including multiple clubs related to computer science.

To compliment his major and enhance future job prospects, Miles is looking into internship opportunities with Cisco Systems. Ultimately, he plans to pursue a career providing critical protection as an Information Security Analyst.

“I owe a debt of gratitude to No Greater Sacrifice (NGS) for selecting me as a scholarship recipient. Your aid has provided me the opportunity to focus on my educational goals without financial distractions. For this honor, I am deeply appreciative of your support and dedication to the dependents of combat veterans.”

NGS would also like to thank our amazing partner, Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund, for their support of Miles’ academic journey!

Timeline photos 11/18/2022

Three great takeaways from Magellan Federal's recent webinar on purpose which was available to NGS Senior Scholars!

- Purpose is cultivated
- Purpose does not have to be grandiose
- Purpose impacts our wellness and ability to thrive

Thank you, Magellan for your wonderful insights which are relevant for all of us but especially important for our graduating Senior Scholars. Times of transition & change demand a heightened sense of purpose from us in order to discern what we want and who we are.

Photos from No Greater Sacrifice Foundation's post 11/17/2022

NGS is honored to have partnered with Behavior & Performance Research for their Million Meter Muster this past Veterans Day. Participants accumulated their meter output of choice over the course of 24hrs in remembrance and honor of our Veteran's service and sacrifices, even some doing 12hr and 24hr-long efforts! NGS is grateful to the BPR community for their selfless support which was cemented in a successful Million Meter Muster as donations went directly toward our mission to provide educational scholarships to children of fallen and severely wounded Service members.

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Morgan Spooneybarger is a junior at The University of Toledo majoring in Physics with a concentration in Applied Physics. She is a student of the Jesup Scott Honors College and serves as Vice President of the Society of Physics Students. In her free time, Morgan enjoys honing her music skills by playing clarinet and violin.

Morgan’s life-long goal is to expand upon physics research. She currently participates in a multi-semester research project and is being considered for a NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Pathways Internship. Morgan will be applying to graduate school and looks forward to leading the next generation of students as a physics professor.

Morgan is joined at the University of Toledo by her twin sister, Chloe, who studies pharmaceutical sciences. Their father, Army SFC Charles Spooneybarger, was medically retired as a result of injuries sustained while serving as a combat engineer in Iraq.

"I wanted to start out by thanking you for everything. Every day it becomes more real, and I cannot express how much this means to me. You've taken so much stress off of my shoulders."

NGS would like to thank our amazing partner, Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund, for their support in making Morgan’s dreams come true.

Timeline photos 11/10/2022

Ret. U.S. Navy SCPO Kenton Stacy was severely injured on November 19, 2017 while serving in Syria. Kenton was struck by an IED during a hospital-clearing mission. As a result of the blast, Kenton became a quadriplegic, was blinded in his left eye and also experiences issues with speech. Kenton has undergone extensive rehabilitation in several facilities. Kenton has received numerous awards for his service including a Bronze Star Medal, a Purple Heart and three Navy Achievement Medals. He was named the 2010 USO Sailor of the Year.

NGS is honored to support Kenton and his family, including his four children: Annabelle, Sadie, Mason and TJ. We will never forget the immense sacrifices Kenton and his family have made in service and commitment to our country.

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