The Colorado Springs Sky Sox in conjunction with Wounded Warrior Project will host the inaugural "VetFest" on August 4 at Security Service Field. VetFest 2018 is a multi-faceted community integration event where the general public can enjoy a softball tournament while visiting over 50 veteran servicing organizations and learning about the services they provide. This event will also play host to a VA Town Hall, Claims Clinic, and a job fair to help with transitioning veterans with hiring managers on-site from around the community. This event is entirely FREE to the public.
"The Sky Sox are proud and honored to be a small part of this huge endeavor being led by Wounded Warrior Project," said Chris Phillips, General Manager of the Sky Sox. "It is both the Sky Sox and Wounded Warrior Project's hope that this event can be replicated all over the country and implemented across Minor League Baseball. This is not only a great opportunity to help support all of our brave service members, but Colorado Springs has the chance to begin something that could eventually impact military families all over the country."
The four major elements featured throughout the day are a VA Claims Clinic, Career Fair, Softball Tournament, and Resource Fair. Gates to the event at Security Service Field open at 9:00 a.m. and events begin at 10:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. Doors Open
10:00 a.m. Softball Tournament, Job Fair, Town Hall Begins
12:00 p.m. Claims Clinic / Mobile Clinic Opens, Town Hall Ends
2:00 p.m. Job Fair Ends
4:00 p.m. Championship Game Begins, Claims Clinic / Mobile Clinic Ends
4:50 p.m. Trophy Presentation, Closing Remarks
"Thanks to all of the sponsorship support, we're excited to make VetFest FREE to the entire community," Phillips added. "Affordable family entertainment and community engagement is what we do best, and we can't thank Wounded Warrior Project and its sponsors enough for helping to make all of this happen."
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About Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org):
Wounded Warrior Project provides services to members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness or wound while serving in the military on or after September 11, 2001. In WWP, you are not a member but rather an alumnus; a valued part of a community that's been where you've been and understands what you need. Everything WWP offers is free because there is no dollar value to finding recovery and no limit to what our alumni can achieve. WWP connects our veterans and their family members to programs that will serve them in their needs ultimately empowering them to live life on their terms. We create engagement opportunities utilizing local businesses, other non-profit organizations and the entire community to reach those veterans and get them connected.
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