CCI employees event raises funds for UP Honor Flight

CCI SYSTEMS presented a check for $655 for the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight program. From left are Dan Kallio, program manager; Mike Snowdon, field operations manager; Sonja Matzke, director of operations; Scott Lewellyn, Honor Flight representative; Rick Hurzeler, executive vice president; Gwen Jones, sales and support specialist; and Dan Plante, program manager.
AT THE PIE in the Face booth were, from left, Desiree Payant, director of organizational development; Paul Roell, project manager; Miranda Neumann, project manager; and Patter Kelly Sr., executive assistant.

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Upper Peninsula Honor Flight was chosen to receive money from an employee appreciation event at CCI Systems in Iron Mountain.

Continuing the CCI Cares initiative, CCI’s partner services division hosted an on-site carnival that offered food, games, music and prizes. The event was able to generate more than $650 through a 50-50 drawing and a “pie in the face for your boss” board for the Honor Flight program, which transports older veterans to Washington, D.C to visit memorials dedicated in their honor.

“This is such a great cause. We’re happy to help make a difference in the lives of those who served,” said Rick Hurzeler, executive vice president of the partner services division.

The U.P. Honor Flight’s “Tour of Honor” is free to veterans of World War II, the Korean conflict and Vietnam. It includes airfare, meals, tour bus, police escorts, a special cap and T-shirt and other items.

“On behalf of the entire U.P. Honor Flight organization, I want to thank everyone at CCI Systems for choosing UPHF to receive this generous donation,” said Scott Lewellyn, the local U.P. Honor Flight representative.