JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) announced the names of award recipients to be honored at the 11th annual Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner®, presented by USAA® (United Services Automobile Association). At this gala, WWP's warriors and most passionate supporters will be recognized for their service and dedication to the nonprofit's mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors.
Stanley Black & Decker will receive the "Empowerment Award" for devoting time to raising awareness for needs of the wounded. Harley-Davidson® will receive the "Service Award" for dedicating time to grassroots efforts in support of the warriors served by WWP.
"Harley-Davidson is honored to be named a Wound Warrior Project Courage Awards recipient," said Harley-Davidson Vice President and Managing Director U.S. Mike Kennedy. "Since our founding, Harley-Davidson has proudly supported the U.S. military and the men and women who serve our nation. Our mission with Wounded Warrior Project is to help veterans get the tools and support they need to help bask in the freedom they've sacrificed so much to defend."
"Stanley Black & Decker is honored to receive this year's 'Empowerment Award,'" said Jim Cannon, President of Stanley Black & Decker's STANLEY Security business. "It symbolizes the effort we've put into helping our retuning veterans be as productive at home as they are on the front. Wounded Warrior Project is providing services to our heroes where there would otherwise be none, and we are proud to play a small role in advancing their mission."
"We're proud to honor Stanley Black & Decker and Harley-Davidson for their amazing support over the years," said WWP CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington. "Their efforts have provided Wounded Warrior Project with the resources that allow us to connect every warrior we serve with programs that empower them to live their lives on their own terms. These awards are a small token of our gratitude for the support and generosity of Harley-Davidson and Stanley Black and Decker."
To purchase tickets to attend or make a donation to support wounded warriors, visit support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=7979. To learn more about the WWP programs and services supported by events like the Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner, visit newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org/.
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SOURCE Wounded Warrior Project