Twisted X Signs on as Title Sponsor of VFW Youth Programs

Randi K. Law, Communications Manager - 2/10/2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Feb. 4, 2020) - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is proud to announce Twisted X<> has signed on to become the title sponsor of its annual Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen winners' trip. Twisted X,  longtime supporter of the VFW, initially announced its $130,000 multi-year commitment while presenting a $100,000 donation at the VFW's 120th National Convention in July 2019.

"Every year, the VFW Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen winners' trip honors the top tier of our nation's civically minded youth, and we're excited to bring Twisted X on board to help ensure this treasured tradition continues," said VFW National Commander William "Doc" Schmitz.

Together, the VFW's Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen scholarship competitions have helped foster patriotism by challenging students to examine the role our military and veterans play, our nation's history, its democratic processes, and their own role in America's future based on an annual theme. Annually, more than 150,000 middle and high school students compete for their share of $3 million in scholarships and awards.

"Doing our part to help those that have selflessly served our country is a small token of our appreciation. Their sacrifice enables us to live in the land of the free and allows this country to be the best that it can be. It is with great pleasure and honor that we continue to support our brave veterans and their families. The valor of these service members is an embodiment of the passion that our constitution stands for," said Prasad Reddy, Twisted X Global Brands president
and CEO.

The 2019-2020 national Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen winners will be announced live during the Parade of Winners<> ceremony at the 2020 VFW Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., on March 2, 2020. To learn more about the Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen competitions, visit<>.


About the VFW: The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is the nation's largest and oldest major war veterans organization. Founded in 1899, the congressionally-chartered VFW is comprised entirely of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. With more than 1.6 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in over 6,000 Posts worldwide, the nonprofit veterans service organization is proud to proclaim "NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS" than the VFW, which is dedicated to veterans' service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs. For more information or to join, visit our website at<>.

About Twisted X(r): Twisted X, a Twisted X Global Brands company, creates comfortable, handcrafted footwear for men, women, and children across the lifestyle, western, work and outdoor categories. In addition to producing innovative products for their customers, Twisted X is known for their cutting-edge comfort technologies, sustainability mindset and philanthropic roots. To learn more about their products, innovations in footwear, and contributions to the community visit<>.

Media Contacts:

VFW: Randi K. Law, Communications Manager,<>
Twisted X: Tricia Mahoney, Vice President of Marketing,<>

Post News

Important Info for Post3396 Members

New Changes to VA Home Loans

Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) home loans have often been regarded as the premier in Government-backed home loans. Well, as of January 1st, 2020, these loans have become even better than they have ever been over their long 76-year history.

2021 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship Application Period Now Open

The VFW is proud to continue sharing these opportunities with a new generation of veteran leaders through our strong partnership with SVA

Statewide News

News & Info from your department


Passing of Department Quartermaster Dick Gardner

Memorial Day Ceremonies

Annual Memorial Day Ceremonies are now virtual only.

National News

Important info from National VFW

VFW to Host #SportClipsSalute Week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is encouraging its more than 1.5 million VFW and Auxiliar...

Post of the Month Launches to Showcase How Posts Are #StillServing

The VFW is proud to honor all veterans who are #StillServing, and it's especially meaningful to see the ways Posts have provided much needed assist...