Who we are?

Over the past couple of years a small and eclectic group of friends has come together at Don’s Fine Cigars in North Central Phoenix. This motley bunch of first responders, contractors, veterans (and non-veterans), retiree’s as well as governmental and private entity professionals have bonded over the cigar lifestyle. As such an odd collection of people had become friends it was inevitable that one of them thought we might want to champion a worthy cause, as well as have a reason to gather and celebrate. Our very good friend Joe “Joe Mac” McElvaney then started putting together the quarterly events, and subsequently these events evolved into the quarterly meetings and opportunities to donate to the Operation: Cigars for Warriors.

Operation: Cigars for Warriors is a nonprofit 501 (C) (3) Approved Charity organization whose mission statement says it all; "Our top priority is collecting then dispersing premium cigars and accessories to troops serving in combat zones. Our second priority is filling requests from military personnel on ships, in foreign duty stations and non-combat zones." www.cigarsforwarriors.org

Our gatherings are open to all who want to attend, enjoy the conversation and comradery with old friends and friends yet to be met.

What we've given so far...

Over 1200 Cigars!

Last quarter we donated over 1200 cigars to the warriors over seas. These cigars help our troops take a much needed break to enjoy a good cigar.

Our partners matched over 500 cigars!

We challenge our vendors to match our contributions at each event and so far we've given away a record number of boxes to the troops.

Over 100 Warriors Served!

We greatly appreciate our troops and we appreciate it even more when our troops share their photos and stories of how our care packages help them.