To honor a decorated Indianapolis veteran and dedicated volunteer with Wish for Our Heroes, Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee and tight end Coby Fleener joined forces with Hhgregg.
Together, the group transformed the home of retired US Army veteran Erich Orrick, a Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient.
Orrick, a single father of two young daughters, is a dedicated volunteer and board member with Wish For Our Heroes, an organization dedicated to assisting the men and women of the U.S. active-duty military. The organization invited McAfee and Fleener to meet with Orrick. The Colts duo surprised the veteran and volunteer with a fun-filled weekend in Chicago in recognition of his work. Unbeknownst to Orrick, while he was in Chicago, McAfee, Fleener, the Biehle family and Hhgregg associates overhauled the family’s home.
“Erich’s dedication to our country, community and his family has been an inspiration as I have gotten to know him,” said McAfee. “I am proud to be joined by Coby and Hhgregg to honor and show our support for Erich and Wish for Our Heroes.”
The Orrick family returned to the upgraded home that was outfitted with the latest in home theater, kitchen appliances and furniture, including Sharp TVs, GE kitchen appliance suite and a Broil King grill. In addition to the renovated home, McAfee and Fleener presented a $5,000 donation to Wish for Our Heroes in honor of Orrick’s service. To maximize the impact of this gift and demonstrate the importance of serving others, Orrick donated his previously owned furniture to another military family who lost their home in a house fire.
“We’re committed to helping create the homes of our customers’ dreams and enriching the lives of those in our communities,” said Dennis May, Hhgregg’s CEO. “By partnering with Indianapolis fan favorites, we can have a positive impact on even more people within our community. We’re proud to be a part of making such a deserving community leader’s home even happier.”