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Hockey Benefit for Warriors 2016 - Corey Borin

Wounded Warrior Hockey Benefit 2016 - Donations Needed!!

Hi everyone, 

For the 3rd year running, I have volunteered to play hockey in a charity Hockey-A-Thon this July to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). The 2015 charity Hockey-A-Thon raised over $51,000. 

Our team is passionate about giving back to our nation’s service members—the few who fight to protect the freedom of this great country. Often times many of these inspiring individuals come home with wounds you can and can’t see, like a missing limb, combat stress, or depression. Because they’ve risked everything for us, I’m committed to raising awareness and funds for these wounded service members and their caregivers. 

As a team, we’re proud to raise awareness and funds for an organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP has a big, audacious goal: to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history. I’m challenging myself to help WWP reach this vision, and I need your help. 

WWP offers 20 holistic programs to wounded service members and their caregivers completely free of charge and 100% of the funds raised through this event go directly to WWP to help fuel these programs.

Your donation to Wounded Warrior Project:

·  Helps injured service members

·  Provides service members with unique‚ direct programs and services to meet their needs

·  Empowers and honors wounded warriors

·  Eases the burdens of the wounded and their families while they recover and transition back to civilian life 

This Hockey-A-Thon will be held at Twin Rinks Ice Arena in Buffalo Grove, IL.

The day starts at noon and will run until about 9PM with additional family friendly activities surrounding the hockey games – there will be food, a raffle and an auction. You are welcomed to come out and watch, and enjoy the day! 

I know that there has been a lot of scrutiny and media attention surrounding how the WWP has been utilizing donations. I cannot comment on the validity of the claims other than to say that there are still many, many good people that are in need. Until this plays out and the truth surfaces, I still plan to offer my support – and I hope you will as well. 

If you are able to help sponsor me in this event, please visit my donation page and make a donation to the WWP. You can also give me cash or a check, made payable to Wounded Warrior Project, which I will bring with me on the day of the event.

Please make your donation by July 16th, the day of the event. Please click the big red Donate button above, to make a contribution.

Please consider spreading the word too. Post this on such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or your whatever your preferred social media outlet happens to be.

** NEW THIS YEAR ** 

For this year’s WWP Hockey-A-Thon, we are incredibly honored to be joined by the Chicago Blackhawks Warriors, a local hockey team of military members and veterans who have been injured or disabled in the course of their service to our country.

Team Website

Facebook Page 

We are asking for your help to raise awareness of this great organization. Please visit and ‘like’ their Facebook page and share with others contributing to the event.  In addition, raffle proceeds will go directly to the team. This is a great group you will all have the chance to meet the day of the event and they can really use our support.

From team Captain Kevin Sharwarko about WWP and the Blackhawks Warriors team.

“Going to war is easy; coming home is the hard part”.

 

Hi my name is Kevin Sharwarko, I am a retired Staff Sergeant of the U.S. Army and Captain of the Chicago Blackhawks Warriors Hockey Team. I served for 10 years before being medically retired for injuries I sustained during my three combat deployments. Just as countless other veterans, I am reminded of this quote every day. Often times the transition to civilian life can be stressful and overwhelming, especially for those wounded or injured in combat. 

 

Organizations such as the Wounded Warrior Project and the Chicago Blackhawks Warriors Hockey Team have made that transition more attainable for many veterans, including myself. Too often veterans feel alone in the civilian world, where nobody truly understands what their life consisted of, and its organizations such as these that bridge that gap and help create productive and influential members of society.

 

Whether its different personal growth and development seminars, group activities or lacing up the skates to hit the ice with fellow veterans, the camaraderie and sense of brotherhood is one that can only be found between veterans. Wounded Warrior Project and the Chicago Blackhawks Warriors have changed my life in many ways, and I’m proud to say it’s been for the best. On behalf of all our veterans, I thank you for your continued support.

 

God Bless,

Kevin Sharwarko

 

Visit http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/ for more information. 

Thank you for your support. 

Sincerely,

-Corey

 

 

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