Wounded veterans to be honored during Defending Freedom Warrior Weekend

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SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES

Injured veterans will be honored for their contributions April 23-25 at the Ninth Annual Defending Freedom Warrior Weekend in DeLand. It will be presented by Complete Parachute Solutions.

The three-day, family-friendly event will include barbecues, skydiving viewing, a downtown DeLand block party and golf tournament. In a weekend highlight, several injured veterans, or “warriors,” will make a tandem skydive at Skydive DeLand on Friday, April 24.

The public is invited to participate in the event through event attendance, sponsorships and ticket purchases, and by participating in the April 25 golf tournament.

Weekend schedule
•11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday, April 24: Skydive viewing and tandem skydiving for warriors – aka “Skydive Boogie” – at Skydive DeLand. Includes noon barbecue. These events are free and open to the public.
•5:30 – 10 p.m. April 24: Block Party in downtown DeLand. Tickets to this event are $20 per person at the door. Each ticket includes food, music, souvenir keepsake and adult beverages. Tickets also can be purchase in advance by contacting qbooth@gmail.com.)
•10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  April 25: Golf tournament at Pelican Bay Golf and Country Club (north course). The tournament is $400 per foursome or $125 per player, and open to registered individuals or teams.

Register at www.cpswarriorweekend.org. (Each foursome is joined by a warrior or active duty military soldier to make it a “fivesome.”) Pelican Bay Golf Course is at 350 Pelican Bay Drive, Daytona Beach.

The event will be followed by dinner and awards.

Raising funds, awareness
The event raises funds and awareness for local and regional wounded veterans organizations.

Beneficiary organizations use the funds to raise awareness of the needs of severely injured service men and women, help severely injured service members assist each other, and provide direct programs and services to meet the needs of severely injured service members.

“All proceeds from Warrior Weekend benefit veterans of the Armed Forces who have been severely injured in conflicts while defending our nation’s freedom,” said Quin Booth, event chairman.

For more information, contact defendingfreedomwarriorweekend@gmail.com or call 386-736-2454.

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