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    2009 United Warrior PWC Freedom Ride - AWA supported

    2009 United Warrior Personal Watercraft Freedom Ride


    PWC Freedom Riders raise funds on behalf of the United Warrior Survivor Foundation





    Dates: September 11-12, 2009

    Locations: Los Angeles Port, to San Diego Harbor, California USA

    On behalf of United Warrior Survivor Foundation, the United Warrior PWC Freedom Riders will launch from Cabrillo Beach, San Pedro and ride south to the Naval Amphibious base located on Coronado Island, California, and back again. The open ocean ride of 280 miles along the California Coastline will be a memorial fundraiser on behalf of UWSF surviving spouses of our fallen Special Operations Warriors since 9-11.

    The United Warrior PWC Freedom Ride commences on September 11, 2009. On the anniversary of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks against our nation. We Will Never Forget.

    The United Warrior PWC Freedom Riders on September 11th will complete the final course and safety checks in Los Angeles, CA at Cabrillo Beach. Freedom Riders on personal watercraft (PWC) will make the trek on September 12th at 6:30am departing the safety of the Angel’s Gate from the Los Angles Port heading offshore into the Pacific Ocean. Refueling stops will be tasked at select marinas along the southern coastal route. Support teams will be at select checkpoints. The ride can be tracked online throughout the day.

    The United Warrior PWC Freedom Ride will stop at the Glorietta Bay boat launch deep inside the San Diego Harbor in the early afternoon. The group will then refuel and head back to San Pedro California. The turnaround point under the blue steel support beams of the Coronado Bay Bridge will symbolize the memorial ride. The Coronado Bay bridge arched supports is a local landmark off the Naval Amphibious base where Special Forces warriors train. K38 Water Safety first began training USMC Recon Marines here in 1996 and enjoys this honor to date with other divisions.

    The United Warrior PWC Freedom Riders are American Watercraft Association (AWA) H2O Responder Members. These UWSF supporters are experienced PWCoffshore Endurance Riders. Each rider and vessel is fitted with safety equipment. They have extensive navigational skills operating in the Southern California coastal waters in all seasonal conditions.

    Their fundraising efforts begin on June 18th. These riders support their individual expenses and pilot their own Personal Watercraft. The initial fundraiser campaign has launched with a $2,000 charitable contribution to UWSF. Please support us in our goal of reaching $25,000 on behalf of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

    How can you support the UWSF PWC Freedom Ride?
    Sponsor a charitable donation on behalf of the PWC Freedom Riders by making a financial contribution to the non-profit UWSF. Follow this link: http://www.UWSF.org

    About the United Warrior Survivor Foundation (UWSF)
    The United Warrior Survivor Foundation is the only organization exclusively dedicated to serving the needs of the surviving spouses of Navy, Army, Air Force and Marine Corps Special Operations personnel killed in the line of duty since September 11, 2001.
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    ABOUT THE UNITED WARRIOR PWC FREEDOM RIDERS




    Mike Arnold
    United States Marine Corps retired from active duty service after twenty years. A ground pounder by trade, Mike started out as a 0311 Infantryman, worked through the ranks and served as an 8511 Drill Instructor, Senior Drill Instructor and a 0369 Infantry Platoon Sergeant. Served: MCRD SD, ITS, Marine BKS Subic Bay,STA 2/7, H Co. MCT, 2/3 Eco. Kaneohe Bay, WFTBN D range, PMI, MCRD SD Drill Instructor/Senior Drill Instructor Hco, 1/1 CAAT PLt Sgt, NCO School Drill Master, 1/1 Bco Wpns PLt. Sgt.(combat tour), and Assistant Marine Officer Instructor at the University of Southern California.


    Russell Libby
    Former United States Marine Corps LCPL, HMM-268 39th MAG, 3rd MAW. 1986-1990. It’s an honor to have the opportunity to show my support on behalf of the United Warrior Survivor Foundation on our PWC Freedom Ride. ‘You have not been forgotten, and we will never forget.’

    Mark Gerner
    Mark is founder of the PWCoffshore.com Endurance Champions Race team. A former United States Marine Corps Infantry Officer (0302), Veteran of Operation Desert Shield & Storm and highly skilled endurance champion racer.

    Shawn Alladio
    Personal Watercraft Boating Instructor for public safety agencies and special waterborne divisions of the US Army, USMC, USAF, US Navy and USCG. Founder of the K38 Way of Training that is represented in 14 countries worldwide. AWA H2O Responder program director, NSBC Instructor and Professional PWC Racer since 1989

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    United Warrior PWC Freedom Rider Main Supporters

    K38 Water Safety provides boating safety instruction to agencies such as fire rescue, law enforcement, lifesaving and special waterborne divisions of our nation’s military se www.K38WaterSafety.com

    American Watercraft Association (AWA)
    National associate body for personal watercraft enthusiasts, members receive the award winning RIDE Magazine. Home of the AWA H2O Responders: www.AWAhq.org

    Liquid Militia Clothing action sports apparel for active water sports enthusiasts:
    www.LiquidMilitia.com

    PWCoffshore.com home of the Pro endurance race team and Gunz Racers for PWC offshore
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    CONTACTS:

    UWSF Contact: Kelly Chott - UWSF Executive Director
    (619) 437-1137 Office
    (413) 677-1143 Fax
    [email protected]
    Homepage: www.UWSF.org
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/UWSF
    Blogger: http://uwsf.blogspot.com
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?to...id=22066153230

    2009 UWSF PWC Freedom Rider Supporters: PWCoffshore.com, AWA, Kawasaki Motors Corporation USA, Liquid Militia Clothing, OTB Boots, Mustang Survival, Hydro Turf, K38 GEAR, quakeysense, Yamaha Motors Corporation USA, SocalWatercraftclub.com, Watercraft World Magazine, IJSBA, RIDE Magazine, www.K38WaterSafety.com, www.DavidPuu.com , Fly Racing, R&D, Bombardier Sea Doo, Hot Products USA, K38 rescue


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    MEDIA ALERT September 10, 2009

    United Warrior Survivor Foundation Personal watercraft awareness and fundraising ride: LA Harbor to San Diego Harbor and back

    Dates: September 11-12, 2009

    Locations
    : Los Angeles Port, to San Diego Harbor, California USA

    Interviews available at these fuel docks and waypoints along the route:

    Depart SAN PEDRO – Cabrillo Beach at 0600 - return approx 2:30 PM
    [at the beach inside the breakwater in the Park]

    DANA POINT Harbor boat launch – approximately 0800 - return 12:30 PM


    OCEANSIDE Harbor boat launch - approximately 0900 - return 11:30

    POINT LOMA

    SAN DIEGO BAY Coronado Island Boat Ramp on the Silver Strand (harbor side) approximately 1000

    [turnaround point is the Naval Amphibious Base refuel then retrace route to San Pedro
    Departure approximately 10;30 AM

    What: On behalf of United Warrior Survivor Foundation, the United Warrior PWC Freedom Riders will launch from Cabrillo Beach, San Pedro and ride south to the Naval Amphibious base located on Coronado Island, California, and back again. The open ocean ride of 280 miles along the California Coastline will be a memorial fundraiser on behalf of UWSF surviving spouses of our fallen Special Operations Warriors since 9-11.

    The United Warrior PWC Freedom Ride commences on September 11, 2009. On the anniversary of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks against our nation. We Will Never Forget.


    Contacts:
    UWSF Contact: Kelly Chott - UWSF Executive Director
    (619) 437-1137 Office (413) 677-1143 Fax [email protected]

    On water contact: Shawn Alladio 714 280 7274 - (each hour on the hour)


    Land Logistician (Safety Contact): David “Pirate’ Tew - 310 350 2464

    Homepage: www.UWSF.org

    Twitter: http://twitter.com/UWSF

    Blogger: http://uwsf.blogspot.com

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?to...id=22066153230


    link: http://www.UWSF.org

    Complete Press Releases: http://www.k38watersafety.com/forum/...ead.php?t=2091

    Follow the PWC Freedom Ride on the SPOT website! http://www.spotadventures.com//trip/view/?trip_id=176496&code=3bf9eb2b80a100b29f9f1f2ebfa785 bf

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    PWC Riders take on the open Pacific Ocean for a 280 mile ride along the California Coastline as a memorial fundraiser on behalf of UWSF surviving spouses of our fallen Special Operations Warriors since 9-11.

    On 9/11/2001 our country was attacked by a group of terrorists. We must never forget. Since then, our military has been engaged in warfare to maintain our freedoms and keep our families out of harm’s way. We have lost great Americans while waging this war against terror. We must never forget......... We stand in awe and with the greatest respect of these great Americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our country.

    The United Warrior Survivor Foundation is the only organization exclusively dedicated to serving the needs of the surviving spouses of Navy, Army, Air Force and Marine Corps Special Operations personnel killed in the line of duty since September 11, 2001. More information is available here: www.UWSF.org

    The 280 mile open ocean round trip personal watercraft (PWC) ride from San Pedro (Los Angeles, Ca) to San Diego, Ca and back in one day was done to augment visibility to The United Warrior Survivor Foundation (UWSF). A small group of accomplished PWC Racers and one Navy EOD Expert took to the water to accomplish one mission; complete the ride and bring visibility and donations to the UWSF. The ride was the brainchild of and orchestrated by Ms. Shawn Alladio, the legendary watercraft safety instructor and watercraft racer out of Southern California (she is also part of Liquid Militia and a PWCOFFSHORE.com Sponsored Offshore Racer). Alladio selected a very experienced group of offshore riders and started the preparation process months before the event. The United Warrior PWC Freedom Riders completed the final course and safety checks in Los Angeles, CA at Cabrillo Beach on 9/11.

    These "Freedom Riders" on PWC made the trek on September 12th, departing San Pedro at 7:25 am. Departing the safety of the Angel’s Gate from the Los Anegles Port, they headed offshore into the Pacific Ocean and landed at a number of predestinated refueling stops along the southern coastal route.

    Dave Tew from the Southern California Watercraft Club was there in force at the various checkpoints to assist with refueling the craft and rider support. Dave 'Pirate' Tew is also an Amateur Class Offshore National Champion PWC Racer. Mark Gerner of PWCOFFSHORE.com said "Dave was absolutely invaluable in supporting us, he spent his day driving from marina to marina, buying fuel and acting as our primary communications point, we could not have done the ride without him."

    The riders had a small mechanical that was quickly and efficiently repaired by supporting mechanic Aaron Cress at Dana Point Jet ski and the riders were back on the water, gutting it out down to the next fuel stop and ultimately San Diego. Water conditions were mild for the ride down the coast to Oceanside but would slowly pick up momentum throughout the day.

    Challenged Athlete Foundation representative Ryan Levinson met the group 6 miles off the coast of Mission Bay and provided the group with an honorary escort into San Diego and Coronado. After arriving safely at Coronado, the riders turned back to encounter higher winds and big seas. White caps started to present themselves off the coast of La Jolla and would continue to get rougher through the day, culminating with consistent white caps, high winds and 6 foot seas for the final leg from Dana Point to San Pedro.

    Ms Shawn Alladio would comment that "those ocean conditions were fitting for the event, the pain we felt is a reminder of the pain felt by the spouses who lost a loved one, one must continue forward." Almost 12 hours after the ride commenced, the group returned to San Pedro through rough waters, high winds and a magnificent sunset.

    How can you support the UWSF PWC Freedom Ride? The initial fundraiser campaign has launched with a $2,000 charitable contribution to UWSF. Please support us in our goal of reaching $25,000 on behalf of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Sponsor a charitable donation on behalf of the PWC Freedom Riders by making a financial contribution to the non-profit UWSF. Follow this link to their hompage: www.UWSF.org


    Make a Contribution to the UWSF: https://www.givedirect.org/give/givefrm.asp?CID=11226


    ABOUT THE UNITED WARRIOR PWC FREEDOM


    Stephen Ruth - UWSF Vice President
    Steve was born June 24, 1965 in Baltimore, MD. He has served in the United States Navy for 21 years and is currently an E8 (Senior Chief) working in the Explosive Ordnance Disposal community. Steve has been affiliated with UWSF since 2005 and helped coordinate two very successful Coronado Golf Tournaments in 2006 and 2007. Steve was previously the UWSF Operations Officer but stepped back in 2008 due to military commitments and the arrival of his second child.

    Ralph Perez
    Currently a Federal Law Enforcement officer and Former Drill Sergeant amongst other service distinctions, Ralph is also a distinguished PWC Offshore Racer. He is on the PWCoffshore.com 'Gunz Group' race team and is a prolific supporter of endurance challenges. Ralph chronicles all his adventures and is currently scripting a book about PWC travels that will benefit Wounded Warrior Foundation. He along with his teammates are supporting the UWSF ride to help raise funds for the organization.

    Russell Libby
    Former United States Marine Corps LCPL, HMM-268 39th MAG, 3rd MAW. 1986-1990. It’s an honor to have the opportunity to show my support on behalf of the United Warrior Survivor Foundation on our PWC Freedom Ride. ‘You have not been forgotten, and we will never forget.’

    Mark Gerner
    Mark is the founder of the PWCOFFSHORE Race Team, a former United States Marine Corps Infantry Officer (0302), Veteran of Operation Desert Shield & Storm and highly skilled endurance champion racer.

    Shawn Alladio
    Personal Watercraft Boating Instructor for public safety agencies and special waterborne divisions of the US Army, USMC, USAF, US Navy and USCG. Founder of the K38 Way of Training that is represented in 14 countries worldwide. AWA H2O Responder program director, NSBC Instructor and Professional PWC Racer since 1989

    How can you support the UWSF PWC Freedom Ride?
    Sponsor a charitable donation on behalf of the PWC Freedom Riders by making a financial contribution to the non-profit UWSF. Follow this link: www.UWSF.org

    K38 Photo Album: (pics by Pirate)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/k38shaw...7622239390919/

    Pwcoffshore.com:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/3119210...7622228478803/

    Russell Libby
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/1175557...7622361005100/
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