2017 Wyoming Mental Health Summit
Little America Hotel & Resort
2800 W. Lincolnway
Cheyenne, WY 82009
AS PART OF THIS GATHERING OF WYOMING MENTAL HEALTH EXPERTS, ACRONYM WILL SCREEN FROM 9A-10A
HONORING THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED
The American Veteran Show.
Saturdays: KOA NewsRadio, 850AM/94.1FM 6AM MT; KCOL, 600AM FT. COLLINS 6AM MT; 590 KCSJ, PUEBLO NOON MT.
Sundays: 630AM KHOW, DenveR 8AM MT.
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Hosted by Charles Schwab in partnership with the Colorado Veterans Project, the City of Lone Tree, Coventry Development and South Suburban Parks and Recreation. Bring your family & friends to this special celebration of all that our service members!
You’ll join Executive Sponsor and Schwab SVP Brian McDonald, along with other members of the Schwab and Lone Tree communities, in honoring our nation’s best at this special event.
Larkspur, Colo. – Chris Hardesty and his family will receive a life-changing gift on the morning of June 26 when they will be presented with the keys to their move-in ready, mortgage-free home in Pueblo, Colo. The home, donated by the Colorado PGA REACH Foundation, will be given to the Hardesty family through the Homes 4 Wounded Heroes program.
“It is an incredible privilege to serve one of our nation’s combat wounded heroes in this way,” said Eddie Ainsworth, PGA, executive director/CEO of the Colorado PGA. “We are proud to support this organization, and thank all our veterans for the sacrifices they have made to uphold our freedom.”
Former U.S. Army Sergeant Hardesty, who served as a Cavalry Scout, was injured while on patrol in Afghanistan when the M-ATV he was traveling in was attacked with an IED. The Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Metal and the NATO Medal are just a few of the awards that have been bestowed upon Hardesty.
The Second Annual Colorado PGA REACH Invitational Fundraiser will be held on June 26 at the Colorado Golf Club Championship Course in Parker, Colo. The event is open to all golfers interested in being a part of this great cause. Teams will be comprised of three amateurs and one Colorado PGA professional. Event registration is open through June 21 at https://copga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/copga17/event/copga1724/index.htm.
“Through the Colorado PGA REACH Foundation, we strive to instill a culture of giving back to the community,” said Ben Welsh, PGA Head Professional at Frost Creek Golf Club and vice-president of the Colorado PGA and Colorado PGA REACH board liaison. “Being able to give back to a wounded veteran like Sergeant Hardesty is the least we can do as PGA professionals to say thank you for his service.”
Media and news organizations are encouraged and welcomed to cover this life-changing event. The Military Warriors Support Foundation, a non-profit based in San Antonio, Texas, is the sponsor of the Homes 4 Wounded Heroes program, a renowned national military charity that focuses on placing eligible veterans and their families in their own homes.
$2499.00 per Team, $833.00 per Person (each Player will receive a donation statement for $400 to Colorado PGA REACH). $100 per team will be charged at registration with the remainder charged once the deadline for registration closes.
Entry Fee includes Breakfast, PGA Instruction on the Practice Tee, Golf, Cart, Caddy, Open Bar throughout the day, Cigars, Lunch, and a custom built wedge from Callaway!
Veteran’s Passport to Hope is excited to announce that for the entire month of May, we are the sponsored charity for The Melting Pot Restaurant in both Littleton and in Louisville. A portion of the proceeds from all the 4-course, charity wine dinners sold during the month of May will go to Veterans Passport to Hope! So grab a date and go eat for a great cause.
On Thursday June 22nd, The Melting Pot in Historic Old Town Littleton; the most awesome fondue place around; has graciously allowed Veteran’s Passport to Hope (VP2H) the use of their patio for a special night of Veteran appreciation.
The Melting Pot Veteran Appreciation Night Thursday, June 22, 2017
Check in: 6:00 PM Dinner at 7:00 PM
Tickets: 125.00 each, two for 250.00. 100% goes to VP2H, gratuity not included.
As part of the evening’s event, VP2H is honored to have US Army Specialist (Ret.) and Purple Heart recipient Anthony “Tony” Drees as a special guest of honor in attendance, whom is also now VP2H’s Executive Director. Tony embodies a warrior spirit and what it means to fight. In 1991 Tony was wounded by a SCUD missile attack, which left 27 US troops dead, and an additional 98 injured. Tony now serves as a military transition expert, life coach, and mentor to many.
Veteran Community Impact with the Help of Our Donors and Supporters since 2012 (based on feedback from our beneficiaries):
Please, join us!
What: 50th Anniversary Open House
When: Thursday, June 22, 4:00 to 6:00pm
Where: Sobriety House Main Campus121 Acoma Street, Denver 80223
Sobriety House has been in the community for 50 years! To celebrate, we are hosting an Open House Thursday June 22, from 4:00 to 6:00 on our Main Campus. Please plan to drop by and join us! It will be a great opportunity to learn about us, or get reacquainted with our programs, eat some good food, and make great connections with others! For more information, and to RSVP, go to www.sobrietyhouse.org!
You're invited to join L.L. Johnson and the Nation of Patriots as we raise money to provide financial support to local families of men and women who were wounded while serving in the US Armed Forces.
FLAG CEREMONY, LUNCH, SILENT AUCTION, DOOR PRIZES, AND FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
Everyone is incouraged to come out and help us support our local veterans.
HISTORY OF THE PATRIOT TOUR:
The Patriot Tour begins during
Memorial Day weekend. A group of
riders escorts one American Flag on the back of a motorcycle to Illinois. Upon arrival, the flag is transferred to the
Illinois escort. The very next day the Flag is taken to Indiana, Michigan and on and on for 100 days, through 48 states. The Flag finally makes it full
circle and lands right back in Wisconsin where it started over Labor Day weekend.
If can't make it out to the event, but you'd like to make a donation; you can make one at www.nationofpatriots.com.
Event Sponsored by Scag Equipment.
Members of active and retired military personnel will be able to see the movie Megan Leavey Movie for free across the country on May 30th at certain Regal Cinemas. Bleecker Street & LD Entertainment, AT&T THANKS, Regal Cinemas and MovieTickets.com are hosting 190 screenings for them. Tickets will be available starting tomorrow (Monday) at ww.att.com/thanksmilitary #MeganLeavey #ThanksMilitary
The community is invited to attend a Memorial Day Service May 29 at 11:45 a.m. at the Highlands Ranch Veterans Monument.
Memorial Day is a day to honor the more than one million men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
The Memorial Day Service is made possible by the work of volunteers Tom and Diane DiRito. The event includes participants from Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Littleton Fire Rescue, Highlands Ranch American Legion Post 1260.
The program is hosted by Steffan Tubbs with KOA NewsRadio & The American Veteran Show
Arrive early and read the tiles at Highlands Ranch Veterans Monument prior to the event. Seating is not provided. Bring your own chair if standing for 25 minutes is an issue.
Call 303-791-0430 for more information.
Highlands Ranch Veterans Monument, 9292 South Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch
When: 5/29 @ 10:00a
Where: Elizabeth Veteran Memorial Cemetery (located off Highway 86)
Open to the public
Guest speaker: SGM (retired) Meg West.
9:15 A.M. CEREMONY/10:00 A.M. PARADE START AT VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK
Colorado’s largest Memorial Day parade enters its 53rd year of honoring veterans Monday, May 29, 2017. The 1.5-mile parade route kicks off at 10 a.m. at E. 64th Avenue and Newport Street, ending near the recreation center at 6060 E. Parkway Drive.
The family friendly, annual Memorial Day parade honors veterans for their service to the country. This year’s event will feature a skydiving tribute to our troops and more than 90 military units, bands, floats, antique cars and horse entries.
U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter will present the Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin to this year’s grand marshals at the ceremony. The lapel pinning ceremony is part of a national program honoring military service members on active duty between Nov. 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975, regardless of where they served. The parade gets underway immediately following the ceremony.
The parade is held rain or shine. Parade participation and admission is free. More information and the route map is available at c3gov.com/parade.
WHAT: 53rd ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
WHEN: MONDAY, MAY 29, 2017
• 9:15 a.m. ceremony at Veteran’s Memorial Park, 6015 Forest Dr., Commerce City
• 10 a.m. Parade begins
WHERE: 1.5-mile parade route begins at the intersection of E. 64th Avenue/Newport Street and ends just west of 6060 E. Parkway Drive, Commerce City.
Celebrate with the Colorado High Plains Adventure for the “Spring Farm Festival." NO admission fee and fun for all ages! Saturday May 27th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Caramel Apple Farm is located at 5690 South Tom Bay Ct., Bennett, CO. No dogs allowed. Please registered service dogs only.
We want to extend a big welcome to our Veterans. Bring a package of socks with you to the festival and qualify to enter a free drawing. Our deployed troops love getting new socks! Many farmers, ranchers and local businesses are gathering together at Caramel Apple Farm on May 27th to bring you the Spring Farm Festival.
Visit the May Farms booth to learn more about their special events, pumpkin patch, corn maze, barn dances, baked goods and dinners. Pick up some handmade jellies, jams and vegetables all made fresh from the gardens of Eastern Sky Alpacas. Come out, spend the day, enjoy live music, celebrate our veterans, eat and have fun.
While you are in the I-70 Corridor stop by for the 3rd Annual WarBird Auto Show at Front Range Airport located at 5200 Front Range Parkway in Watkins, Colorado.
May is National Military Appreciation Month when we honor, remember, recognize and appreciate all military personnel; the men and women who have served throughout our history.
On May 25, we are honored to observe Military Appreciation Month with the showing of the documentary film, ACRONYM: The Cross-Generational Battle with PTSD. It examines the post-war lives of more than a dozen Colorado veterans who experienced the worst of war and subsequently the mental trauma they brought home. This powerful film has been shown to veterans, military charities, VFW/American Legion posts and to lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.
The film’s director, Steffan Tubbs, will introduce the film. Tubbs is the host of The American Veteran Show on KOA NewsRadio Saturdays at 6:00 am.
All attendees will receive a DVD of the film to share with friends and family members.
Ainsley Price Day of Service for Veterans
VOA Bill Daniels Veteran Services Center
1247 Santa Fe Drive Denver80204
May 20, 2017 9:00a – 12:00p
Dogs play an important role in helping Veterans* cope with reintegration. Unfortunately, though, resources are not widely available to help provide veterinary care for their companions. In fact, many Veterans experiencing hardships choose between resources for themselves and their companion animals, potentially compromising their own welfare.
On Armed Forces Day, May 20 2017 - the “Ainsley Price Day of Service for Veterans” - Veterans won’t have to choose: veterinary students from the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will provide exams and services to canine companions under the guidance of licensed veterinarians; case coordinators from Denver Public Health will conduct “Heart Health Screenings” for Veterans; and a representative from an in-home dog training company will offer dog behavior tips. Best of all, all services will be free in appreciation of Armed Forces Veterans’ service.
If you too would like to help please follow the La Alma-Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association and donate to VOA’s “Peer Program.” “Peer Program” funds will be used for counseling and related services. Checks should be made payable to Volunteers of America Colorado with “Peer Program” in the memo line. You can also help by bringing a can(s) of food for the VOA’s Food Bank.
*Veterans: Please bring proof of service for validation prior to receiving services.
3rd Annual Luau!!
A very special thank you to our friends and partners, the Elk's Lodge #1650 in Littleton.
MAY 13, 2017, 6:00 PM
Vacations for Warriors' 3rd Annual V4W Luau
Littleton Elks Lodge #1650:
5749 S. Curtice St.
Littleton, Colorado 80120
Tickets: $20 at the door. Prizes will be raffled off, including our grand prize of a Caribbean Cruise for 2, including airfare for 2 to Florida, during the Fall of 2017. Cruise is valued at $3,200.
Pig roast, live music with Ray Donovan and very special guests:
Jeff Kyle - brother of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle
John "Tig" Tiegen - co-author of 13 Hours
Wear your favorite tropical outfits.
Sat. May 29, 2017. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the ACRONYM film project and used to distribute DVDs of the film. Art, food, music, crafts in beautiful Douglas County!
All the details and directions: www.uccparkerhilltop.org