TAMPA BAY, FL (PRWEB) January 21, 2013
On February 23 and 24, thousands will once again fill the streets of Tampa Bay for the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic. In the midst of the crowds will be a sea of red, white and blue—the jerseys from members of Team Hope For The Warriors®. Team Hope For The Warriors® is comprised of wounded service members, veterans and community members with a goal to raise funds and awareness for wounded heroes. Hope For The Warriors® is a national nonprofit organization that assists combat wounded service members, their families, and families of the fallen.
Team Hope For The Warriors® Tampa is an active running group that meets each week to train together. Hope For The Warriors® is excited to be an official charity partner of the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic this year.
“Hope For The Warriors® has become an integral part of the Tampa community, working with military commands, the VA and veterans’ organizations,” Mirka Young, Hope For The Warriors® Director said. “Our Team is excited to be a part of this Tampa tradition.”
It costs only $35 to join Team Hope For The Warriors®; membership includes a high-quality, technical team jersey, training plans, team support, individualized online fundraising page and more. Team members will also be the first to learn of new race opportunities across the country. To learn more information and join the team, visit http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org and go to the Team page. For more information on the Gasparilla, visit http://www.tampabayrun.com.
Team Hope For The Warriors® provides athletes of all abilities the opportunity to engage the competitive spirit at endurance events. Warrior Team members are provided adaptive equipment and race support to ensure that they are defined by their achievements rather than by their injuries. Community Team members challenge themselves to raise funds for America’s heroes, set new athletic goals, or simply support our military. Together, these Team members are united by the goal to improve the rehabilitation of combat wounded service members and military families.
The mission of Hope For The Warriors® (http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org) is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.
Hope For The Warriors® has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator (http://www.charitynavigator.org), an independent organization that evaluates fiscal responsibility and accountability of nonprofits.
Hope For The Warriors® (Federal Tax ID 20-5182295) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity as defined in sections 509(A)(1) and 170(B)(1)(A)(VI) of the Internal Revenue Code. Combined Federal Campaign, CFC #27800.