Shaun Toy will be honored as the 2012 Red Cross Military Hero of the Year at the Red Cross Heroes Breakfast on October 13, 2012. Hawaii News Now will be recognizing this week as Red Cross Heroes Week; for more information, please go to www.hawaiiredcross.org.
As a Colonel in the Army, Shaun’s father often shared stories of injured soldiers and his experiences in Afghanistan. These stories inspired Shaun to do something to give back to the courageous men and women that serve our Country. At the age of 16, Shaun created his own non-profit organization called Air Soft Warriors of Hawaii which holds quarterly air soft tournaments with proceeds donated to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). Since 2010, Air Soft Warriors of Hawaii has raised close to $40,000 for the WWP. Tournament participants include air soft enthusiasts, veterans preparing for deployment, and individuals wanting to support this worthy cause. Shaun has amazingly juggled this, while excelling at school, sports and Boy Scouts. He aspires to join the Army, hopefully one day as an officer and fourth-generation soldier, with dreams of attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. A role model to classmates, scouts, team members and our Country, Shaun truly exemplifies the spirit of humanitarianism.
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