The nationally recognized non-profit veterans service organization, Wounded Warrior Project, has come to the Atlanta area to spread the word about the needs of our wounded service men and women. Holding its 1st annual Bass Fishing Tournament and Fundraiser on Lake Allatoona this Saturday, March 12th, both the public and all service members are invited making it a not-to-be-missed event.
Local WWP event coordinator and wounded veteran himself, SGT Robert Walton of the Georgia National Guard states that, "No veteran should go homeless". And therein lies his efforts to campaign for the basic and simple human needs of some of our most precious citizens... our wounded service members.
For a simple donation of $10 dollars for general entrance, or a $30 dollar donation for those who wish to participate in the fishing activities, Atlanta area fishing enthusiasts and military supporters alike can enjoy a beautiful day along the banks of Lake Allatoona in Acworth while helping to support a very worthy cause.
Founded in Roanoke Virginia, the Wounded Warrior Project has spread across the country in fervent directions. With famous supporters such as country music star Trace Adkins and rock band legend, KISS as well as corporate sponsors such as BC Powders, Wounded Warrior Project is achieving its goal of outstanding support for our wounded service members.
Offering programs like peer mentoring which provides a guiding hand through difficult times, the VA accredited Benefits Counseling Program to ensure all service members are aware of benefits due them and campus services to bring awareness to their educational needs and advantages, Wounded Warrior Project ensures that all service members under their care are met with reliable guidance.
But they don’t stop there. Wounded Warrior Project also recognizes the very special needs of the family members of a wounded service member. By offering a caregiver retreat, these families are afforded a break from the understandably stressful situations that can sometime befall a family in this situation.
These fishing tournaments, like the one coming to Acworth, along with the other programs WWP offers, help to bring much needed attention to those who have served and still serve this country with selfless and honorable distinction.
For a few hours of fun this Saturday, on a lovely day along the banks or drifting on the waves of beautiful Lake Allatoona, you too can become a supporter of these brave and giving service members and show them that they are cared for, that they are appreciated and that what they gave will never be forgotten.
What: 1st Annual North Ga. Wounded Warrior Bass Tournament and Fundraiser
When: March 12 2011 time 7:00am - 6:00pm
Where : Holiday Harbor Marina on Lake Allatoona, Acworth Ga.
Entry fee for this event is $10.00 for supporters and $30 dollars for Participants. Supporters should show up after 2:00pm.There will be raffles, food, a bounce for kids and music. PUBLIC IS WELCOMED!
For additional information call:SGT. Robert Walton 404-422-1677