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CHALLENGE22
WALK & PICNIC

Raising money and awareness to help eliminate veteran suicide due to PTS

Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021
10 AM to 3 PM

22 veterans are committing suicide due to PTS every day.
We need you!  Everyone can help make Challenge 22 a success and help us reach our goal of raising $100,000 to eliminate veteran suicide due to PTS. 
 
Individuals, families, businesses, community and civic groups are needed as walkers, sponsors, service providers, or donors/volunteers.

There are MANY ways you may get involved and support this very important cause and save lives! Click the "Join Walk" button as a first step and the "Do More" to help in more ways!

Let's do this West Orange!

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5th Annual C22

2021 Goal

$100,000!

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The American Legion Post 63 in Winter Garden is once again partnering to raise money and community awareness of the 22 veteran and active duty suicides happening per day due to PTS.  The Challenge 22 event is just one of the vehicles used to create awareness and raise money for this important cause.

Take a stroll through one of our past Challenge 22 events in the video above!

The Walk (10AM)

We are walking a 2.2 Mile Ruck Walk in Winter Garden to help raise money and awareness for the the 22 veterans we lose to PTS related suicide every day. 

Prior to the walk:

  • Traditional military ceremony

  • Presentation of Colors

  • Flag folding ceremony

  • Musical tributes to the armed forces

  • The Patriot Guard Riders' Vietnam and Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) walls will be on display at the event.

  • JROTC "Walk to Win" (1st Prize $750!)

The Picnic (Appx 12PM)

After the walk the festivities continue with a great family "picnic" day at the park. There will be lots to enjoy so please plan on staying afterward, it is an important aspect of the event!

After the walk:

  • Beer and Food Vendors 

  • Birthday Celebrations of two special guest WW2 Vets: 100 y/o & a 99 y/o!

  • Live Entertainment, Live Band, DJ, and MORE SUPRISING 

  • A Fun Ninja Course courtesy of our sponsor event partner, Gymnastics USA.

  • Silent Auction

  • Service Provider Booths (see below)

  • Marketplace vendor booths for the community

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Community Resources & Service Providers
Challenge 22 will include community partners who are dedicated to providing a wide variety of services to active and retired military and first responders.  Professional services and help available include:

PTS Counseling

Medical Assistance

Housing & Employment Assistance

K-9 Partner Assistance

Spouse & Family Support

Networking & Companionship

Mentoring & Training

Special Retreats

The Organizations

It's our turn to serve our neighbors who deserve renewal and hope.

When you support Challenge 22, you are helping veterans and first responders in a very personal way.  The money raised will be distributed to organizations that provide help and hope to our fellow Americans. This year we will be working with our partners highlighted here.

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PROJECT VetRelief provides assistance to active duty, our veterans, and their families in the form of funds (Emergency Assistance), experience (Benefits Support) and encouragement (Community).

Click here to learn more about PROJECT VetRelief

SOF Missions is a non-profit organization that empowers warriors to find their purpose, be resilient and live well. They develop personalized care plans for veterans and walk with them through 365 days worth of care: psychological, social, spiritual, and physical.

Click here to learn more about SOF Missions.

Sponsors

We want to partner with you to make Challenge 22 a smashing success and help you promote your organization to over 1,000 event visitors and participants.  Sponsorships are available from $50, giving every organization an opportunity to support veterans suffering from PTS and prevent suicide.

We are collecting in-kind donations for the silent auction!  We appreciation in-kind donations including art, gift certificates, concert tickets, sporting event and theme-park tickets, baskets, handmade items, and military-themed items, as examples.  Thank you for your generous support!

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Division Donor

$5,000

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Regiment Donor

$1,000

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Brigade Donor

$2,500

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Battalion Donor

$500

Other Donor options are available from $250-$50!

All donations are appreciated to help us reach our goal of $100,000!  As a qualified 501(c)(19) organization with 100% of our membership as war veterans, donations to American Legion Post 63 are tax-deductible.  Our federal tax ID number is 59-6200719.

Sponsor Information

If you would like more information about becoming a sponsor, please download the forms or call Commander Kurt Gies at 407-701-9416.

To donate silent auction items, please call 407-656-6361.

Vendors

Service Provider booths are limited and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Please review the booth requirements for service providers.

If you would like to be come a service provider at Challenge 22, please complete the form here or call 407-656-6361.

Challenge 22 was created and is hosted by American Legion 63.
We would like to thank our event partner and sponsor:

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