Phoenix Patriot Foundation 'Never Quit Challenge 300' Jet Ski-memorial-family Program Outreach
At the "Hot Products Mark Hahn 300" on Saturday,February 28th, 2015, Never Quit Challenge 300 Teams will be competing on Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra® Personal Water Craft rotating operating on a 10 mile race track at the Crazy Horse Campgrounds, in the City of Lake Havasu, Arizona. Phoenix Patriot Foundation veteran participants will compete with national and international ranked PWC race teams.
Lake Havasu, AZ, February 26, 2015 (Newswire.com) - This Jet Ski race is a memorial race in honor of Mark Hahn, and goes by the title of The Hot Products Mark Hahn 300 Memorial Race. Part of the Phoenix Patriot Foundation's Never Quit Challenge Program, and the Never Quit Challenge 300 is fielding 7 racing teams full of Veterans, volunteers and supporters on February 28th from 8 AM to 3 PM at the Crazy Horse Campgrounds, Lake Havasu, Arizona. These veterans will be racing 300 miles, run on 10 mile loops on the lake and rely on a very large group of supporters to help them with their 'pit stops'. When a veteran comes into to make a pit stop, the Kawasaki Ultra #Jetski must be put on a trailer and driven 20' from the waterline and there the pit crew will attend to refueling. It is similar to a NASCAR pit stop, lots of activity, lots of risk and fun and celebratory challenge.
Purple Heart recipients; Combat wounded, Veterans and Ambassadors and their family members will be arriving from across the United States to support one another in the spirit of PPF at the 300. The #PhoenixPatriotFoundation is fielding 7 racing teams full of veterans, volunteers and supporters on February 28th at the Crazy Horse Campgrounds, Lake Havasu, Arizona. These veterans will be racing 300 miles, run on 10 mile loops on the lake and rely on a very large group of supporters to help them with their 'pit stops'. When a veteran comes into to make a pit stop, the Kawasaki Ultra Jetski must be put on a trailer and driven 20' from the waterline and there the pit crew will attend to refueling. It is similar to a NASCAR pit stop, with lots of activity, plenty of risk along with festive and celebratory challenge. Afterwards Phoenix Patriot Foundation is hosting a group BBQ on site.
"Shining a light on the plight of injured service people is part of their process of continuing to contribute," says Alladio. "Most of the veterans we work with regularly see others coming back home facing months of rehabilitative work and they see the Never Quit Challenge as making a dual statement. That's important for the veterans," she said. "They want to know that what they're accomplishing isn't just pushing them to their own limits. They want to see tangible results that will help others who will have to go through what they've already done."
Shawn Alladio, Owner K38, Program Manager NQC Jetski Program, Phoenix Patriot Foundation
One of our combat wounded Veterans will be racing the #562 numbers on his Jet Ski Ultra® commemorating the day he was blown up by an IED while on deployment. We are a moving memorial, everything our teams undertake are in honor of our fallen or symbolic gestures of deep meaning of complete respect. We arrive representing not only our nation, but our flag and the spirit of adventure.
Phoenix Patriot Foundation has an incredible team of volunteer altruistic individuals who are dedicated to supporting PPF programs and combat wounded adventures. These type of Combat Wounded, Memorial and Family gatherings create a strong bond and bring together partners as well as participants in all our outreach programs under one unified front. Phoenix Patriot Foundation encourages fellowship and determination in order to continue to set goals, and move ahead of situations that do not allow traction in their present form. These challenges are breakthrough events for everyone involved. We often refer to them simply as ‘hardships’, and there is no denying these challenges live up to the name.
Phoenix Patriot Foundation NQC Program Director: Kanalu K38’s Shawn Alladio is the program manager and an Ambassador for PPF promoting Never Quit Challenges over the past 4 years.
NQC MEMORIAL EQUIPMENT NAMESAKES: SGM (ret) Billy Waugh; IC1 Thomas Retzer; S01 Patrick D. Feeks; S02 David Warsen; A-1-3 GLORY Boys; KC Blackwell ; DEALER 54; Gysgt. Daniel J. Price