Would love to see you! We have four places you can meet and greet:

San Pedro
Dana Point
San Diego

Would love to see some club involvement at our stops. We have a booth at each location for our media outreach, rain or shine! And an after ride celebration and fundraiser in downton San Diego. Come out and meet USMC, USNavy SEALS, SWCC and othe waterborne warriors!

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 riding Kawasaki JET SKI® watercraft in a grueling trek through dynamic, unforgiving ocean conditions. The SoCal Watercraft Club is volunteering with logistical support at all four PPF stops. The club is an American Watercraft Club with over 100 members who enjoy fellowship throughout the state of California on Club gatherings, races and supporting charity events.

So Cal WaterCraft Club Support:

The club support is fielded by David 'pirate' Tew, Brian Largarticha, and USMC Veteran Russell Libby whom will be providing assistance throughout the ride. All three were honored in October at the 2011 K38 International PWC Rescue Awards for the support through the years and unselfish dedication to helping others at their own expense and time. They have truly set the example of community participation and we are honored to have all four representing the ride.

AWA CHARTERED PERSONAL WATERCRAFT CLUB IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAThe SoCal Watercraft Club is a family oriented club with the primary purpose of bringing together people with an interest in personal watercraft. Our goal is to organize fun and interesting rides and events while promoting safety and the interests of the AWA and the PWC community in general. We try to maintain a relaxed and fun atmosphere in the club with an opportunity for everyone to participate. We have members in Southern California from Santa Barbara to San Diego, including the Inland Empire. We do STRONGLY encourage joining the AWA as they sanction our club and work very hard on our behalf. Besides, it's not expensive. Want to ride with us? www.SocalWaterCraftClub.com

PWCOffShore.com Support:

Mark Gerner
Mark is founder of PWCOFFSHORE.COM, the premiere site on the Web for the offshore PWC racer and home of the elite PWCOFFSHORE.COM Race Team. A former United States Marine Corps Infantry Officer (0302), deployed to Saudi Arabia for Operation Desert Shield & Storm and highly skilled endurance champion racer.

K38 WaterCraft Safety:

Shawn Allado
K38 Water Safety teaches public and federal safety agencies such as lifeguards,military, fire rescue, and law enforcement how to operate personal water craft (PWC),, Jet Skis, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Waverunners, Aquatrax, PWC or RWC (Rescue Water Craft). K38 teaches personal water craft rescue training in swiftwater rescue, big wave surfing, tow-in surfers, law enforcement, lifesavers, and federal agencies such as United States Navy, United States Marines, United States Coast Guard, U.S. Border Patrol BORSTAR units and Pararescue.

Both Mark and Shawn are also members of the AWA So Cal Watercraft Club

Dates: Friday, November 18, 2011 — Team Preparations
Saturday, November 19, 2011 — 6:00 am Launch, Cabrillo Beach, San Pedro

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 riding Kawasaki JET SKI® watercraft 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
[email protected]
Phone: 619-772-2204

Water Safety Contact:
Shawn Alladio – K38
[email protected]

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 [email protected].

Phoenix Patriot Foundation
PO Box 7082
San Diego, CA 92167
[email protected]