July 1, 2011
If you haven’t heard of Camp Patriot then it’s time you read up on what a great organization it is…
Camp Patriot exists to take Disabled U.S. Veterans on outdoor adventures. The task is monumental. Today, there are over 2.3 million disabled veterans in the U.S.
These brave veterans sacrificed much in order to ensure our safety and freedom. All of these veterans had dreams about the future, but many of those dreams were lost due to injuries suffered in the line of duty. Outdoor activities that they hoped to do in the future have vanished due to their disability. We want to thank these veterans by showing them that with the right help, they can again enjoy the great outdoors. (www.camppatriot.org)
Every year the Camp Patriot organization puts together a climb of Mt. Rainier and IMG is happy to, once again, assist with some much needed gear and resources for their climb.
This year’s climb features these courageous veterans:
Derrick James Ford, below knee amputee from Afghanistan
Eric Andrew Cowin, below knee amputee from Iraq
Gilbert “Mag” Magallanes, Brain, hand, internal, and eye injuries from Afghanistan and Gulf War.
This year the celebration kicks off with a fundraiser hosted by the Seattle Seahawks on July 9th. Tickets are just $100 and all proceeds go directly to Camp Patriot.
Go get’em guys!