Goldberg Segalla partner Joseph M. Hanna, founder and president of Bunkers in Baghdad, was featured on WGRZ-TV and WIVB-TV discussing Bunkers’ efforts this holiday season to send golf balls and cards to Afghanistan.
Based in Buffalo, Bunkers in Baghdad is a nonprofit charity that helps our troops by collecting and sending new and used golf balls, clubs, and equipment to U.S. troops in over 70 countries around the world. The charity also established the program, “Bunkers Buddies,” for schoolchildren across the country, with children packing and shipping boxes filled with balls, cards, and letters they write to the soldiers. Since its inception in 2008, Bunkers has collected and shipped over 10 million golf balls and over 800,000 golf clubs.
“Troops will really enjoy the cards when they get them,” Joe told WGRZ-TV. “Then we will send with them a set of clubs, turf and golf tees, and we’ll create their own little driving ranges over there.”
“Students Spread Holiday Cheer with Golf Balls for the Troops,” WGRZ-TV, December 20, 2019
“Students ‘Putt’ Smiles on Soldiers’ Faces with Decorated Golf Balls and Personalized Notes,” WIVB-TV, December 19, 2019
With a national practice and industry-wide reputation for leadership, Joseph M. Hanna is consistently ranked among the top 10 attorneys based in Western New York in Business First’s annual Legal Elite, and in 2015, Joe was the youngest honoree ever to be named Lawyer of the Year in the Bar Association of Erie County’s 130-year history. Joe is also a leading voice for diversity in the legal and business communities. He is chair of Goldberg Segalla’s Diversity Task Force and has held multiple leadership roles in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) as well as diversity-related positions within the American Bar Association (ABA), DRI, and other organizations.