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CHALLENGE22
WALK & PICNIC

22 veterans are committing suicide due to PTS every day.
Raising money and awareness to help eliminate veteran suicide due to PTS

next walk:
Nov. 12, 2022

Guest Speaker
Peter O'Rourke
Former Unites States Secretary of Veterans Affairs & VA Chief of Staff

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6th Annual C22

2022 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!

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The Patriot Guard Riders (PRG) will be displaying the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall & Global War on Terror Memorial Wall.

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Agenda 


8:00 am - Vietnam Memorial Wall & Global War on Terrorism Memorial Wall on display
8:30 am – 1:00 pm - Chicken and Waffles served
9:00 am – 10:00 am - Registration/Check in, raffle items, merchandise for sale
10:00 – 11:15 am - Opening Ceremonies including speeches from Mayor Rees; Sec of VA Peter O’Rourke
11:15 – 11:30 am - Ruck Walk staging and line up
11:30 - 12:45pm - 2.2-mile Ruck Walk
1100 – 9pm - Beer service and food served by Crooked Can, Plant St market, BurgerFi
1:00 - 2:00 pm - Chris Rupp Band Plays
2:00 – 3:15 pm - Kick Stands up and Lake County Ride
2:30 - 5:30pm - Layla Brisbois Plays
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm - Beemo Plays
9pm - Raffles & Silent Auction end

LIVE MUSIC

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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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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!

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 below form or call Commander Kurt Gies at 407-701-9416.

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

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Vendors

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

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