Monterey, CA (November 10, 2009) — In an effort to help our nation’s warriors recover from emotional and physical injuries sustained in battle, the Sea Otter Classic has partnered with the Wounded Warrior Project and the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. Donations are currently being accepted on the Sea Otter Classic website.
"Wounded Warrior Project is honored to be associated with the Sea Otter Classic in its 20th year," stated Soldier Ride Manager Woody Groton. "Cycling has profoundly impacted the emotional and physical recovery of many wounded warriors who have bravely participated in our Soldier Ride program."
"On behalf of the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund and the injured service members we serve, I would like to thank the organizers and participants of the 2010 Sea Otter Classic for your critical support!" said Karen Guenther, Founder and Executive Director, Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. "Thank you for believing in our mission and joining our IMSFF family in service to our wounded and their families. Your patriotic heart and spirit means all the difference for our wounded Marines, Sailors, and Soldiers and their families. God Bless you all and best wishes for a safe and fun ride!"
Participants and fans of the Sea Otter Classic are urged to support these two important causes. Donations starting at $10 can be made during the registration process and online at the Sea Otter merchandise store. The contributions will be split equally between the Wounded Warrior Project and the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.
About the Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Its purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service members, to help severely injured men and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. To get involved and learn more, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
About the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund provides financial assistance and quality of life solutions for Marines, Sailors and other military personnel assigned to Marine Forces, injured in post 9-11 combat, training, or with life threatening illnesses, and their families. Our fund provides relief for immediate financial needs that arise during hospitalization and recovery as well as perpetuating needs such as home modifications, customized transportation and specialized equipment.
About the Sea Otter Classic
The 20th Annual Sea Otter Classic will be held April 15-18, 2010, at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area, Monterey, Calif. The four-day cycling festival hosts nearly 10,000 professional and amateur athletes and 50,000 fans. More information can be found at www.seaotterclassic.com or by calling 800.218.8411.
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Donna Brown (local media)