Bill O’Reilly, the prominent TV journalist and host of “The O’Reilly Factor” on FOX News, was the recipient of a unique recognition award provided by Bennett Awards. The unique award "Heart of Gold" was selected by the Wounded Warrior Project for its “Tony Snow Award”. The “Tony Snow Award” is a recognition award given on an annual basis to deserving recipients. These unique recognition awards honor citizens in corporate America or the media who, by their actions, have made a significant difference in the lives of injured service men and women – and who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the Wounded Warrior Project and its mission.
The Bennett recognition award provided to O’Reilly was produced in pewter, featured a brushed pewter finish, and was mounted on a black marble base with custom awards engraving that featured his name, the award name, and the Wounded Warrior logo.
O’Reilly received this recognition award based on his unwavering support for the Wounded Warrior Project. He has gone out of his way to include recognition for the Wounded Warrior Project on his program, and in various promotions and auctions. O’Reilly’s unwavering and passionate support for our nation’s wounded heroes has provided a voice to the Wounded Warrior Mission.
This unique awards design was presented to O’Reilly at the Wounded Warrior Project’s annual Courage Awards and Benefit Dinner, held May 13, 2010, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. This recognition awards ceremony was attended by over 600 guests and 100 wounded warriors, and hosted by famed sportscaster Bob Costas. At the event, Trace Atkins also received a recognition award – the Talkhouse Award for Community Service – that is given to a citizen who has devoted their time, talent and passion to organizing fundraising events benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project.
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Its purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service members, to help severely injured men and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. The Wounded Warrior Project is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, FL.