Operation Alpha raises $47,650 for Indy’s veterans
Operation Alpha 2019 was HVAF’s biggest and best annual fundraiser ever. Thanks to our amazing sponsors, attendees, and supporters – we were able to raise $10,000 more than the year before!
We are so thankful for everyone who supports our veterans and continues to make Operation Alpha a success.
Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery’s Founder and CEO, disabled U.S. Marine Corps veteran Travis Barnes, started Operation Alpha in 2014, as a way to raise funds for HVAF’s operations, programs, and services.
For the first time in five years, Operation Alpha took place at The Biltwell Event Center. The event space was perfect as it included a lobby for registration, drinks, and games; a room for the program; and a back patio for a cigar veranda.
This year’s event included the traditional military-inspired Grog Bowl Ceremony that everyone looks forward to watching… and grabbing a canteen cup so they can drink from the bowl!
Attendees also had a blast playing our wine toss, entering for a chance to win a nice bottle of whisky, hanging out with each other outside at the cigar veranda, and enjoying unlimited drinks courtesy of Hotel Tango spirits, Upland and Sun King beer, and The Wine Group wine.