February 11, 2015 Upper Arlington, Ohio
VETMotorsports raised over $1300 this past Saturday at their "Firebase Rock" event in Columbus, Ohio. Proceeds will benefit VETMotorsports, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, which will embeds disabled veterans into motor sports activities. The non-clinical outreach program focuses on Afghanistan and Iraq veterans, and VETMotorsports will continue to assist veterans throughout the United States in 2015.
A short documentary film about veteran recovery was also debuted, filmed at the 2014 Indy Mile by a disabled veteran film crew. Included in the movie are interviews with VETMotorsports participants placed within the Bonneville Performance, Castrol/Triumph Factory AMA Pro Flat Track Racing Team, as well as footage of veterans placed within AMA Pro Road Race teams at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The film draws attention to the current Iraq/Afghanistan veteran suicide rate of 22 veterans per day and the positive effects of placing veterans into motorsports.
The eight minute film can be viewed at this link: http://youtu.be/lUhQL-M4cX4
Columbus Love will also be donating the majority of their t-shirt proceed sales to VETMotorsports as February's local community project. Between February 7th and March 6th every t-shirt sold by Columbus Love will go directly towards the funding VETMotorsports' non-clinical outreach programming. Those wishing to purchase a t-shirt to support VETMotorsports should visit www.columbuslove.co/shop or simply www.columbuslove.co from 2/7/15 through 3/5/15!
"VETMotorsports hopes this will become an annual event that highlights the community involvement and awareness of our largest living veteran population. We can't thank our local partners enough for last weekend's fundraising show: Four String Brewing Company, Mingo Town Music, WCBE 90.5 and Jim Coe (WCBE's Community Relations, Underwriting & Business Development). We certainly need to mention our silent auction and raffle donors: Gerbing Heated Apparel, Lock-n-Load Java, The Mid-Ohio School, Ohio Valley Region of the Sports Car Club of America, Reto-a-GoGo!, Rev'It! Clothing and Triumph Motorcycles," stated VETMotorsports CEO & Founder Peter Cline, who was the recent recipient of the 2015 American Motorcyclist Association's Hazel Kolb Award.
Those that were unable to attend but wishing to donate are encouraged visit http://www.vetmotorsports.org/donate/
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