Wounded Warriors in Action
The Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation (WWIA) launched back in 2007 in Apollo Beach. The result of one retired Army officer’s desire to truly complete his mission of serving his country. It started by Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) John J. McDaniel hosting a few hunting and fishing trips with area Wounded Warriors. But in time, he recognized there was a greater need and more he and others could do for the Wounded Warriors.
In 2009, Wounded Warriors in Action officially earned its nonprofit status and has expanded its reach on a national level to support the men and women wounded in combat who were awarded Purple Heart medals. Throughout the year, the organization provides these heroes with opportunities to take part in world-class outdoor sporting activities for free. The events enable veterans to heal and bond together and encourages community involvement at a local and regional level.
This weekend, Wounded Warriors in Action (WWIA) will holds its Inaugural WWIA 5K at Al Lopez Park (Pavilion 315) on Saturday, June 29 at 8 a.m. The event is professionally timed and will offer prizes for Overall Top Male and Female finishers as well as acknowledgements for top male and female finishers by age group.
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