Florida Keys Community Invited to Support Our Nation’s Veterans through Soldier Ride Community Ride
KEY WEST, Fla. (December 21, 2015) – Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Soldier Ride® presented by USAA® heads to South Florida in early January, and the entire community is invited to come out and support injured service members as they ride across Miami and the Florida Keys. On Sunday, January 10, the public will be able to ride alongside these brave men and women, or cheer them along on the route.
The 5-mile community ride will start at the United States Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) Ingham at Truman Annex (Southard Street) and take riders on a historic tour of Key West, and end with a closing ceremony at Mallory Square.
Registration for the ride is $20 and includes a Soldier Ride T-shirt along with access to all of the day’s festivities. Additionally, a special WWP gift will be distributed to each Soldier Ride registrant who raises $250 or more and remits payment to Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. no later than 30 days following the date of the Soldier Ride event.
Soldier Ride Community Ride Details
What: WWP invites the Florida Keys community to join in Soldier Ride Key West
When: Sunday, January 10, 11:00 am
Start Location: USCGC Ingham/Truman Annex Mole (Foot of Southard Street)
Finish Location: Mallory Square, 400 Wall Street
For registration information and donation details, please visit: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/programs/soldier-ride/community-rides/keywest.aspx
Cheer Stop Details
Please be aware that the times listed in the poster are the event start times, not the arrival times. Attendees who plan to cheer on the riders should arrive 15 to 20 minutes before the event start time.
All proceeds from this event go towards funding the 20 free programs and services that WWP provides for our nation’s wounded service members, including Soldier Ride. Soldier Ride is a four-day adaptive cycling event, where injured service members from across the country gather for a weekend of healing and camaraderie. Before the ride, each service member is fit with adaptive equipment to meet their specific needs. Soldier Ride often serves as an introduction to WWP for wounded service members, who regularly go on to participate in a variety of WWP events.
Contact: Mattison Brooks, Public Relations Specialist
About Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.
About Soldier Ride®
Soldier Ride® began in 2004 when civilian Chris Carney cycled more than 5,000 miles coast-tocoast in support of WWP. In 2005, Carney again cycled coast-to-coast, this time with several combat-wounded veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. Soldier Ride has been welcomed at the White House since 2008 when President Bush called it “the most inspiring athletic event in the country,” and most recently in April 2015 by President Obama where WWP Alumni met privately with him before the event.
Soldier Ride is a physical health & wellness program of WWP, which envisions a generation of wounded veterans well-adjusted in body, receiving the care they need to maximize rehabilitation and live active and healthy lives. Through peer support, adaptive sports, health, nutrition, and recreational activities, WWP helps warriors achieve independence and pursue an excellent quality of life.
More information on Soldier Ride is available at soldierride.org.