Representatives from Zoetis presented the company’s first donation to Folds of Honor yesterday to help support the work of the nonprofit in honoring America’s heroes. Based in Owasso, Oklahoma, Folds of Honor provides academic scholarships to the families of men and women who have fallen or been disabled while serving in the U.S. armed forces.
Zoetis made this donation to Folds of Honor based upon each bottle of select Zoetis products purchased by beef and dairy producers from across the country during the first quarter of the year. Jared Shriver, senior vice president of U.S. Cattle and Pork at Zoetis, presented a donation of $122,000 to Ben Leslie, executive vice president of development for Folds of Honor, during a ceremony May 11.
“Zoetis is grateful for the continued support of our customers. Through this donation, we are able to help fund scholarship programs for the families of the heroes that help protect our rights and freedoms as Americans,” Shriver said.
During the check-presentation ceremony, Folds of Honor announced Kaycee Moyer of Muskogee, Oklahoma, as a scholarship recipient. Kaycee is a freshman at Oklahoma State University and majoring in pre-veterinary science and animal science. During high school, Kaycee served as president of the National Honor Society and captain of the color guard. She is on the leadership team with Baptist Collegiate Ministries at Oklahoma State.
Accepting the scholarship on her behalf was Kaycee’s dad, Chad Moyer. Moyer, a retired Army National Guard sergeant, enlisted in the military at age 31 following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He worked as an infantryman during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds received in action, as well as an Iraq Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, the Army Good Conduct Medal and many other awards and decorations. Sgt. Moyer continues to serve the community through his work for the Tulsa Police Department.
“It is an honor to fund the future dreams of students like Kaycee Moyer and recognize the dedicated and selfless service of her father, Chad Moyer,” Shriver said.
Folds of Honor was founded in 2007 by Lt. Col. Dan Rooney, an F-16 fighter pilot who served three combat tours of duty in Iraq. Folds of Honor is proud to have awarded nearly 35,000 scholarships in all 50 states.
“The support of Zoetis allows us to continue providing more life-changing educational opportunities for the families of our military heroes,” said Leslie with Folds of Honor.
Zoetis is committed to supporting the legacy of leaders in agriculture and communities across the United States. Zoetis will donate $1 per bottle of sales of select cattle anti-infectives through Dec. 31, 2022, to Folds of Honor. Qualifying products are Draxxin® (tulathromycin injection) Injectable Solution, Draxxin® KP (tulathromycin and ketoprofen injection) Injectable Solution, Excede® (ceftiofur crystalline free acid) Sterile Suspension and Excenel® RTU EZ (ceftiofur hydrochloride) Sterile Suspension.
For more information about Folds of Honor, visit www.foldsofhonor.org. If you would like to learn more about how Zoetis will support Folds of Honor in 2022, contact your local Zoetis representative or visit here.
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