Cedar Rapids, IA (PRWEB) July 9, 2010
Navy Diver Olympics 2010 has been cancelled due to the surge in combat troops this summer in Afghanistan. Many states have seen record level of National Guard troops being activated at levels not seen since WW2. Many soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen are finding themselves in their third, fourth and fifth rotations through combat. “All our Special Warfare and Special Operations personnel are performing tasks that most of us wouldn’t dream of undertaking on a daily basis,” said ex navy diver and president of Navy Diver Olympics, Inc. Curtis Jasa. “The event has always been designed just to say thanks to these guys for all that they do and to let some of the vendors show a little love through donations. We get a few thousand people a month hitting us on the web nowadays so people want to know just how tough some of these guys are. Unfortunately, there aren’t enough these guys around Coronado right now because most are deployed. Let’s just say they have a lot more on their minds then who can do the most pull ups,” Mr.Jasa said during a Friday phone interview.
The contest itself features some pretty tough characters doing a timed routine of calisthenics for a chance to be a record holder. “We will still continue to support Wounded EOD Warrior again this year on our own because it is important. We thank all of our sponsors for their generosity and hopefully all our troops will be home. We will be back in Coronado again in 2011,” Mr. Jasa concluded.
Navy Diver Olympics, Inc. is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The nationally sponsored event features the military’s toughest personnel competing for cash and prizes. The event is held annually in Coronado, California. Wounded EOD Warrior is a non profit organization located in Fredericksburg, Virginia that provides support to EOD veterans who have been wounded in action.