Bluemont, VA (PRWEB) June 12, 2013
The Washington, D.C. Retired Pro Football Players Alliance, Inc. is teaming up with Boulder Crest Retreat, a new, rural sanctuary in Bluemont, Va., to support wounded warriors and their families during the long recovery process from serious injuries and illness. The partnership will assist in raising support and awareness for the retreat, which will provide free accommodations, activities and programs for wounded warriors and their families.
“The Washington D.C. Retired Pro Football Players Alliance is very pleased to be partnering with Boulder Crest Retreat to support our nation’s wounded service members and their families, as they deal with many changes and transitions in their lives,” said Calvin Snowden, Chapter President of the Washington, D.C. Retired Pro Football Players Alliance, Inc. “We look forward to the ongoing opportunities to work with the retreat and wounded warriors.”
Through this partnership, the Washington, D.C. Retired Pro Football Players Alliance will collaborate with the retreat through the participation of former NFL players at fundraising and volunteer events and on-site programs with wounded warriors.
“I am extremely grateful to the Washington, D.C. Retired Pro Football Players Alliance for partnering with Boulder Crest Retreat,” said Ken Falke, founder of Boulder Crest Retreat and a retired U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician. “Through partnerships like this, we can provide a positive and meaningful experience for our nation’s wounded warriors and their families.”
The 37-acre retreat opens in September and will provide free accommodations and numerous activities and programs to assist in the physical, mental and spiritual recovery processes for wounded warriors and their families. The nonprofit retreat will serve between 250-500 families each year, offering opportunities for them to spend time with each other while enjoying activities such as nature walks, yoga and meditation classes, and off-site excursions.
Boulder Crest Retreat is privately funded and has raised more than $5 million toward its $10 million fundraising goal, through donations, grants and contributions from many individuals and organizations committed to supporting wounded military and their families.
For more information about Boulder Crest Retreat or to make a donation, please visit http://www.bouldercrestretreat.org.
About Boulder Crest Retreat
Located just 50 miles outside of Washington, D.C., in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Bluemont, Va., Boulder Crest Retreat is a rural sanctuary for wounded military warriors and their families to enjoy non-clinical, recreational therapeutic activities aimed at assisting with their physical, mental and spiritual recovery. Currently under construction, the retreat is slated for opening in September 2013. Founded by Ken Falke, a retired U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician, the retreat is being developed on 37 acres of donated land, with funding and volunteer contributions coming from local and national corporations, non-profit organizations and private citizens. For more information about Boulder Crest Retreat, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, or to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit http://www.bouldercrestretreat.org.