Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Boulder Crest Retreat Announces 2016 Look Ahead at Fundraising Events

From our friends at the Boulder Crest Retreat...

Boulder Crest Retreat announces its upcoming events to support its mission and ongoing programs. The Retreat is the nation’s first privately funded wellness center dedicated exclusively to combat veterans and their families. Their mission is to help veterans and their families’ transition into civilian life by providing them with an intensive therapeutic stay that focuses primarily on the concepts of post-traumatic growth. The retreat’s programs have been hailed by experts and well-received by those who have stayed and been helped.

“We are proud of what we are doing here to help the country’s combat veterans,” explains Ken Falke, chairman and founder of the Boulder Crest Retreat. “A lot of thought has been put into these programs so that everyone who attends can get the most out of it. We want them to take those tools home so they can continue to use them. The funds generated by our fundraising events help to support our mission for military members, veterans, and their families.”

Boulder Crest Retreat has many fundraising events scheduled this year that are open to the public and help to support the programs. Upcoming 2016 events include:

March 5, 2016
5th Annual Brave American Classic
Includes 5K run, 10K run, 1-mile walk
Starts at 9:00 AM at St. Stephens Church in Sewickley, PA

March 20, 2016
Molly’s Pub 5K Run
'Wearing 'O the Green' 5K Run’
Starts at 8:00 AM at Molly’s Irish Pub in Warrenton, VA

March 30, 2016
A Weekend to Remember
Program runs March 30 - April 3, 2016
Event takes place in Fort Worth, Texas
Join Boulder Crest Retreat and HALO for Freedom Warrior Foundation for this weekend fundraiser that brings together 30 wounded warriors for skydiving, hunting, shooting, and various competitions. Includes a Warriors’ Night Out Gala on April 2, 2016.

June 4, 2016
3rd Annual Boulder Crest Hoedown for Our Heroes
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Held at the Boulder Crest Retreat, join in on this fun hoedown to benefit the veterans wellness program.

June 10, 2016
Sotera Defense Golf Tournament
Starts at 10:00 AM
Westfields Golf Course in Clifton, VA
Other details to be announced

June 11, 2016
American Beer + Music Fest
2:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Held at Morven Park, 17195 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg, VA
Join in the fun of craft beers, food trucks, music, and more.

June 27, 2016
3rd Annual Boulder Crest Retreat Golf Tournament
11:30 AM tee time
Dominion Valley Country Club, 15200 Arnold Palmer Drive Haymarket, VA

October 1, 2016
3rd Annual Healing Heroes Ride
Ride is from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
High stakes poker ride in support of Boulder Crest Retreat. This will be a fun day of motorcycle riding, food and friends. Rain date is October 2, 2016.

“There are a lot of great events planned for this year and there is something for everyone,” said the Retreat’s Development Officer Angela Reamer. “If you want to help combat veterans, participating in our events is a great way to do it. Get involved and help us make a difference this year.”

As the nation’s first privately funded wellness center dedicated exclusively to combat veterans and their families, Boulder Crest Retreat is taking a leadership role in developing a comprehensive strategy to ensure that the road home from war is a journey filled with growth, purpose and continued service at home. Boulder Crest Retreat is developing the nation’s first non-clinical curriculum for post-traumatic growth, leveraging the breakthrough and innovative Warrior PATHH (Progressive and Alternative Therapies for Healing Heroes) program. This effort will ensure that Warrior PATHH can be delivered in communities across the nation and also support our efforts to create similar world-class Retreats in communities featuring heavy concentrations of veterans.

The Retreat welcomes combat veterans who are active-duty, reserve and National Guard, veterans, family members and caregivers, and Gold Star Families. Boulder Crest Retreat is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that is funded entirely by private donations by individuals and organizations from around the country. For more information about the retreat or upcoming events, please go to www.bouldercrestretreat.org.

Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness is a rural sanctuary that provides free accommodations, recreational and therapeutic activities and programs to help our nation’s military and veteran personnel and their families recover and reconnect during their long journey of healing from physical and invisible wounds of war. The 37-acre retreat is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Bluemont, Virginia, just 50 miles west of Washington, D.C. The Retreat is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is entirely funded through private donations from individuals, foundations and corporations. For more information about Boulder Crest Retreat, please visit http://www.bouldercrestretreat.org.