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    Phoenix Patriot Foundation Presents: Purple Heart Patriots' Challenge

    26-Sept 2011

    Phoenix Patriot Foundation Presents Purple Heart Patriots' Challenge

    San Diego, CA – Phoenix Patriot Foundation (PPF) in association with K38 Water Safety is proud to announce the Purple Heart Patriots' Challenge. Military personnel who have received a Purple Heart in Iraq or Afghanistan are riding Kawasaki jet skis in a grueling trek through dynamic, unforgiving ocean conditions.

    Dates:Friday, November 18, 2011 — Team Preparations
    Saturday, November 19, 2011 — 6:00 am LaunchDistance:135 milesWhere:The Pacific Coast, San Pedro, California to the Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado
    These Patriots will cover 135 miles through cold, rough Pacific Ocean conditions. Four greeting stations will be available for the public to show their support of these warriors as they operationally integrate post-combat injuries. Our hope is to provide a vehicle and means by which they can realize that their capabilities are not limited.

    The Purple Heart Patriots' Challenge is PPF's first-phase program utilizing Kawasaki jet skis to assist in rehabilitation, create a competitive mindset, and return to being comfortable in a new body transformed through combat injuries. Various military brethren will be riding alongside these Patriots—heroes united.

    Please join us at one of the greeting stations or at The Local in downtown San Diego (4th and C in the Gas Lamp) for festivities following this great event on November 19th!
    Purple Heart Patriot Greeting Stations (Time of day to be released closer to race day):

    1. Los Angeles County-San Pedro, Cabrillo Beach
    2. Orange County-Dana Point Harbor, Dana Point Jet Ski
    3. San Diego County-Oceanside Harbor
    4. Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado Community Center

    PPF Contact:

    Jared Ogden CEO/Founder
    Phone: 619-772-2204

    Water Safety Contact:

    Shawn Alladio – K38

    Learn more about Phoenix Patriot Foundation:

    The mission of Phoenix Patriot Foundation is to provide direct support to severely wounded veterans enabling them to fully recover, reintegrate and remain engaged in serving America. We believe that these patriots have much to offer our nation, having already demonstrated incredible resolve when called upon to serve in the military and are ready to continue to serve society.

    To get involved, visit or contact us at

    Phoenix Patriot Foundation
    PO Box 7082
    San Diego, CA 92167

    Phoenix Patriot Foundation

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    Palm City, FL
    Sounds like a truly enlightening event to attend. What a great concept, this event is certainly inspiring to say the least.

    I've been looking for an excuse to get back out to San-Diego for some time now, but I have a new born at home and am currently on lock down..... Maybe next year.

    Have a great time Shawn, keep up the good work..

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