We started Big Fly as a way to show our kids the spirit of entrepreneurship. Our goal is to try and teach them every facet of the business and to date, they’ve been involved every step of the way. One of the more meaningful parts of this venture for our family is a commitment to giving back in some fashion.
Military servicemen & women, past & present, mean a lot to the Rojas family. My father-in-law served in the Air Force and my oldest brother spent over 10 years in the Army. Our gratitude towards our servicemen and women holds true today as we, as a family, try to say ‘thank you for your service’ to each member of the military we come across on a daily basis. Their dedication to the protection of our our country and freedoms, too often, goes unnoticed. So we've decided to develop an initiative called 'Big Fly Brigade' in order for us to give a little back to the wonderful members of our military.
There are two rungs to this initiative. Each month, Big Fly will select one veterans group & provide a monetary donation. Whether it’s Meals for Vets, Semper Fi Fund, Team Rubicon or otherwise, we’ll rotate through the various organizations in order to provide a little something from our family.
The second facet of 'Big Fly Brigade' revolves around connecting military families with our national pastime. On July 4th each year, Big Fly will send 10 military families to a Major League Baseball game. We couldn’t think of a better way to say thank you and show our appreciation to those who’ve served, and/or a currently serving, than by hosting them on our Nation’s birthday at a ball game...it’s the very least we could do. Our goal is to one day be able to host at least 10 military families at every Major League game on July 4th.
In 2019, our inaugural season of this initiative, we're proud to announce our first group outing will be held at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. It couldn't have worked out better for us as the Angels will be in town wrapping up a series against the Texas Rangers on July 4th. We are thrilled to be able to attend our inaugural event as a family and personally say thank you to these families.
We appreciate your support of Big Fly! Keep Livin' Life Outta the Park...
Our first Brigade event occurred on July 4, 2019 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. Albert Pujols, Mark Gubicza, Tom Grieve & CJ Nitkowski were so kind with their time as our military families took in batting practice from down on the field.