CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blue Angels Foundation is teaming up with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) to help drive vital mental health care for wounded veterans. By supporting WWP's Warrior Care Network®, the foundation will increase access to world-class mental health treatment.
The weekend of Oct. 4-7, the Blue Angels Foundation is bringing warriors and supporters together during the Blue Angels Foundation Konica Minolta Golf & Tennis Classic at Park Hyatt Aviara® Resort in Carlsbad.
"The Blue Angels Foundation is making an aggressive commitment to save lives," said Mike Campbell, board president at Blue Angels Foundation. "Partnering and aligning with Wounded Warrior Project and Warrior Care Network allows us the ability to extend our reach by combining branding and resources to significantly reduce veteran suicides."
Warrior Care Network is an innovative collaboration between WWP and four academic medical centers. Through this partnership, Warrior Care Network provides a year's worth of clinical mental health care in two- to three-week intensive programs.
"The generous support of the Blue Angels Foundation helps Wounded Warrior Project honor our commitment to our nation's veterans," said Gary Corless, WWP chief development officer. "This tournament raises funds that help us offer critical mental health services to warriors at no charge – because they paid their dues on the battlefield."
Participants at the Blue Angels Foundation Konica Minolta Golf & Tennis Classic will hit the links on two of three golf courses during the weekend, Del Mar Country Club and The Park Hyatt Aviara Resort Golf Course. Tennis participants will play at Aviara's tennis facility.
Read more about Warrior Care Network at https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/programs/warrior-care-network.
About Wounded Warrior Project
Since 2003, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has been meeting the growing needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers – helping them achieve their highest ambition. Learn more: http://newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org/about-us.
About Blue Angels Foundation
The Blue Angels Foundation consists of former members of the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron whose mission is to support wounded veterans.
The Blue Angels Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity. Contributions are deductible as provided by law. The Blue Angels Foundation is not part of the United States Navy. No endorsement, express or implied, of the BAF or its activities is made by the Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, or the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron. https://www.blueangelsfoundation.org/about-us
SOURCE Wounded Warrior Project