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These FUN, FAMILY NIGHTS are FREE for all guests. Make sure to join us this summer throughout Southeast Michigan. Hope to see you there!

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Sunday, November 5 Hart Plaza, Detroit

Who Will You For Veterans Day

Join us to honor all military members, veterans and first responders who have served and sacrificed after the attacks on 9/11. Never Forget. #RuckToHonor

Since 2013, Detroit Tigers All-Star pitcher Justin Verlander has donated $1M directly to great veteran nonprofit organizations, and since 2011 has hosted over 4,000 veteran family members in his suite at Comerica Park. In 2016 he founded Wins for Warriors Foundation, a 501c3 charity based in Detroit, to empower military veterans with a strong focus on family-bonding activities and collaboration with other organizations.

Because of the dedicated service of our military members, veterans and their families, I was given the opportunity to pursue my dream. That is why I contribute everything I’ve done, all my successes in life, to those fighting for our freedom. I want to give back and help as much as I can.

 

HOW WE EMPOWER VETERANS

Pillar 1: Family Bonding Events

We create opportunities and events for military and veteran families to bond through sports and other fun, family-friendly activities to aide in the transition from military to civilian life. It also is an impactful medium to show appreciation and support for the entire family’s commitment to service.

Filling a Major Gap

Difficulty reconnecting with family after deployment or military activities and training. Also recognizes the entire family’s commitment to service and the importance placed upon their support.

Programming Overview

4-6 Major events/activities per year – sports clinics, races, holiday events, etc.

Year-Round Opportunities – sporting tickets, suite visits, family movie nights, etc.

Use this pillar to help raise awareness for Pillar #2: Resource Center.

In Development:Pillar 2: Resource Center

Working to provide an online resource and call center to help raise awareness for and connect veterans w/ the appropriate organizations to fulfill needs. Our goal is to create a concierge program with world-class customer service and resources.

Filling a Major Gap

Difficulty navigating the resources and benefits that exist to fill their individual needs. Over 40,000 organizations to assist = data overload.

Programming Overview

Online Resource – All events and promotions will direct veteran families back to a website which will have the tools to connect them with an organization that can fill needs.

In-Person Resource – Strategically placed call centers to facilitate “concierge” services, as well as a location that veterans can meet in person as needed as well.

Work w/ other tech, nonprofit, corporate and public entities to overcome this challenge and fund venture.

Thank you again for everything you do. Not just for me and my family but for all of us. Veterans die every day, but because of you and your organization I can guarantee fewer will fall. I know this because you and your organization gave me a kick in the right direction. Forward.

United States Military Veteran

 

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Creating family-centric events and activities for military members and veterans is one of the pillars of Wins for Warriors Foundation. We have started several tent-pole events and plan to continue to expand these offerings with strategic community partners and sponsors. Please click through the links below to view just a few highlights, and follow our Facebook page www.facebook.com/winsforwarriors, or sign up for our newsletter, to keep updated on all events and activities throughout the year.

Since 2013, Detroit Tigers All-Star pitcher Justin Verlander has donated $1M directly to great veteran nonprofit organizations, and since 2011 has hosted over 4,000 veteran family members in his suite at Comerica Park. In 2016 he founded Wins for Warriors Foundation, a 501c3 charity based in Detroit, to empower military veterans with a strong focus on family-bonding activities and collaboration with other organizations.

Because of the dedicated service of our military members, veterans and their families, I was given the opportunity to pursue my dream. That is why I contribute everything I’ve done, all my successes in life, to those fighting for our freedom. I want to give back and help as much as I can.

Bryan Foltz | United States Army Veteran & K9s For Warriors Graduate

The inaugural Patriot Ruck will take place on September 9, 2017 in downtown Detroit. We hope everyone joins us to honor all military members, veterans and first responders who have served and sacrificed after the attacks on 9/11. Never Forget.

Downtown Detroit’s official Veterans Day celebration which consists of the 4-Star 4-Mile Race, Vets Fest in Hart Plaza, and the Detroit Veterans Day Parade. This event serves to honor military veterans, create a fun, family-friendly atmosphere, and showcase veteran service organizations.

That truly was a special event. I can’t say enough. Everyone I talked to said how awesome it was and so well organized! I saw so many smiles on faces today. And that’s what it is all about. Thank you!!

Ryan Taylor | United States Marine Corps Veteran

Thank you so much for today Christie! We had so much fun and the way the run turned out was amazing. You all did such a fantastic job. I definitely felt so much appreciation as a Vet and I know my Vet family feels the same way. Thank you so much.

Adam Stephens | Michigan Army National Guard

Free for veterans and families, we create a world-class celebration at The War Memorial to help military and veteran families celebrate the holidays with loved ones, and thank those who help keep our Country safe. It includes heart-warming food and drinks, and activities for all ages including a holiday concert, arts and crafts, and photos with Santa.

Thanks for thinking of us Veterans and our families during this holiday season. Many more activities and events are needed for our Veterans, especially those of us who have disabilities and difficulty getting out of our homes. These events help us to still interact with our family and friends and others in a more positive manner. It also shows that others still care about us as Veterans. Thank you so much!

Tanya Jackson | United States Air Force Veteran

 

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