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SOURCE: Disabled Sports USA
Raising monies for sports rehabilitation programs for wounded warriors undergoing therapy in military hospitals and communities across the United States.
Rockville, MD (PRWEB) May 17, 2012
Warfighter Sports, a program of Disabled Sports USA, is proud to announce its continued alliance with Wash Depot Holdings, Inc.& Sparkling Image Corp. to raise monies for its sports rehabilitation programs in military hospitals and communities across the United States. The organization has a nationwide network of over 100 community-based chapters and serves severely wounded service members from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflict and the global war on terrorism.
Wash Depot Holdings, a national car wash company that markets under five car wash brands including Simoniz® and Eager Beaver,® is teaming up with Sparkling Image Corp. of Bakersfield, CA to pledge proceeds from their semi annual wash book promotions. Last year’s programs with Disabled Sports USA raised $65,000.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with them again” states Kirk Bauer, Executive Director of Disabled Sports USA and a disabled Vietnam veteran. “Our wounded warriors are going through a very difficult time. Sudden, traumatic change in physical ability makes service members vulnerable to psychological and emotional, as well as physical trauma. Participation in sports helps them regain their confidence and fitness that will enable them to rebuild their lives.”
Wash Depot’s Director of Marketing, Joseph Solis, echoes Bauer’s enthusiasm. “It’s simply a wonderful program that we are proud to support for a second year. The public can visit any of our car wash or oil change facilities through Father’s Day and we’ll donate proceeds from the sale of wash books and oil change gift certificates. To find the nearest location, visit us online at http://www.cleancarfeeling.com."
About Warfighter Sports
Warfighter Sports, a program of Disabled Sports USA, offers sports rehabilitation for severely wounded warriors in military hospitals and communities across the U.S. through a nationwide network of over 100 community-based chapters. Since 1967, Disabled Sports USA has proudly served wounded warriors, including those injured in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, offering over 30 winter and summer sports at more than 100 events each year. Warfighter Sports rebuilds lives through sports by improving self-confidence, promoting independence and uniting families through shared healthy activities.
Contributions cover all expenses for participation, including individualized adaptive instruction, adaptive sports equipment, transportation, lodging and meals for the warrior and a family member. Since 2003, more than 5,600 of the most severely wounded and their families have been served, including those with amputations, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, visual impairments, and significant nerve and muscle damage. For more information, visit http://www.warfightersports.org.
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