On December 8, Starkey hosted 10 veterans and two active servicemen and their guests, in its US Bank Stadium turf suite for the Minnesota Vikings versus Detroit Lions football game.
Honorary guests included Jack Zimmerman (Army, Afghanistan, Purple Heart recipient); Richard Edge (Army, WWII, Purple Heart recipient); Doris Edge (Navy, WWII); Art Anderson (Army, WWII, Purple Heart and Silver Star recipient); Jim Anderson (Marines, Vietnam era); Glenn Lindfors (Navy, Vietnam); Bernie Hurley (Army, Vietnam era); Jason Hurley (active Navy); Glen Daleiden (Army, Korean War); Dennis Leaser (Navy, Iraq, and Afghanistan); Jason Anderson (active Army, Kuwait, Iraq, and Bosnia); and John Bergstrom (Navy, Iraq).
“They have given so much to our country, and we wanted to give just a little bit back,” said Chief Audiology Officer Sara Burdak, AuD. “Helping active and non-active military hear better has always been a personal mission for me, whether that be through hearing protection or hearing aid solutions.”
President Brandon Sawalich said, “Their stories really put life’s work into perspective. At Starkey, it’s our job to make sure those stories are heard.”
As an American-owned and operated hearing aid manufacturer, the company is “immensely proud to provide access to advanced technology to those who have cared for and served the country.” Starkey is “grateful for the opportunity to provide this once-in-a-lifetime experience to some of our nation’s greatest heroes.”
Source: Starkey Hearing Technologies
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