10-19-2011, 11:17 AM #1
Phoenix Patriot Foundation Presents - Purple Heart Patriots' Challenge
We are launching our awareness ride for the 'Phoenix 500', a 5 race offshore/endurance series in California for 2012. Check out our initial press release and thank you for your support.
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 Launch
Distance: 135 miles
Where: 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
Jared Ogden CEO/Founder
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 www.phoenixpatriotfoundation.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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