Carousel Designs and Sarah Michelle Gellar hosted a baby shower for 40 military moms-to-be during the PGA TOUR’s 2012 Northern Trust Open with Emmy Award-winning actress Sarah Michelle Gellar helped 40 military moms-to-be experience what many expectant women may take for granted – a baby shower. The moms, whose spouses are deployed members of Naval Base Ventura County, were honored during an Operation Shower group baby shower hosted by Gellar on Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Birdies for the Brave® Patriots’ Outpost presented by the Annenberg Foundation located on the 10th green at Riviera Country Club during the Northern Trust Open.
“For military wives who are expecting a baby and whose spouses are deployed or soon to be deployed, the impending arrival of a child can be both exciting and stressful,” said Operation Shower Founder and Chief Shower Officer LeAnn Morrissey. “Operation Shower was created specifically because typically military moms are the ones who hold it all together at home. Without their spouses by their side, deployed to another part of the world, these moms deserve our support, our thanks, our love and an opportunity to celebrate together.”
The “Star Is Born”-themed event was being presented by Carousel Designs. In addition to lunch, each of the honored moms-to-be will receive Operation Shower’s signature “Shower In A Box” – a gift of high-quality products for mothers and babies that have been generously donated by companies including Carousel Designs
“We are thrilled to join with Operation Shower and Birdies for the Brave to show our appreciation to these courageous military moms-to-be, who make innumerable sacrifices that enable their loved ones to so selflessly serve our country and defend our freedom,” said Carousel Designs President and former U.S. Army Officer Allan Sicat. “Their service and sacrifice deserve to be recognized just as much as those on the front lines, and we are delighted to do that through this special shower.”
Operation Shower is supported by Birdies for the Brave, a national military outreach initiative proudly supported by the PGA TOUR designed to show support and appreciation to the courageous men and women of our U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Birdies for the Brave was originally created in 2005 by PGA TOUR player Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy, to support combat-injured troops. In 2006, the PGA TOUR adopted Birdies for the Brave and expanded the program to include a variety of military outreach efforts in support of wounded warriors and military families.
Operation Shower is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and honoring military families by providing joyful baby showers for military moms-to-be to ease the burden of deployment, or in cases where spouses are seriously injured. Since the organization’s inception in 2007, Operation Shower has showered more than 600 military moms from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and National Guard on military bases, during PGA TOUR tournaments, and at other locations.