Heroes and Patriots is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation that was started by sportscaster Leeann Tweeden and California businessman William Snell.

Leeann has been a staunch supporter of the troops for many years. She has been on 16 USO Tours, 14 of those to Iraq and Afghanistan since 9/11. She always takes time out to visit our wounded men and women at Walter Reed or Bethesda Naval Hospital when she is in the Washington, DC area. Her father served as an Air Force chief mechanic on B57’s in Vietnam and her husband is currently an Air Force major serving in the California Air National Guard who has been deployed 7 times between Iraq and Afghanistan. Leeann understands the sacrifices our military members and their families make, and she hopes to make a difference in the lives of those who serve selflessly every day.

William is a California businessman who met Leeann during a charity golf tournament and they became instant friends. Leeann found that William shared the same American values and had a love and respect for our country, our military and their families as well. Soon they started hosting wounded warriors and veterans along with their family members at Angels Baseball games where William works with the Angels organization. This led them both to want to do more and they started putting their heads together and came up with Heroes and Patriots.

90 – 95% of the proceeds donated will go right back to the ones who need it the most. We thank you for helping support those who put their lives on the line for our freedom and our way of life.

Military Partners

Family Readiness Officers:

Wayne Bell
Wayne Bell Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) - Camp Pendleton
D. M. Anderson
D. M. AndersonFirst Sergeant - Camp Pendleton