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http://www.wftw-sa.org/upcoming.html

3rd Annual San Antonio Wheelers For The Wounded Main Event

5-8 May 2011
Hidden Falls Adventure Park

Saturday May 7 will be the Main Event and we will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Special guests and musicians performing in the evening. We will utilize rock crawling trails for the event. This year will be a Polynesian Theme! Wear your Hawaiian shirts and join in the fun! We will have a Polynesian style BBQ and entertainment provided by the Guam Liberation Organization of San Antonio. As always we will have plenty of awesome wheeling!

Drivers will pay a fee of $75.00 at the park and includes up to three passengers, wheeling Friday - Sunday as well as two nights of primitive camping.

 

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For those who have not made this event in the past - it kicks ass! There are so many ways to contribute, no matter what you drive or what you do. I was not able to run the trails last year and spent my time shuttling riders back and fourth to the trail. This year someone else can handle that! :devil:

The event is simple - to spend a day taking wounded vets and/or their families out wheeling. From mild to wild - whatever THEY want.

Many of these folks have had their lives change forever in the blink of an eye - spend a day making them smile! There is no better feeling!

The event continues to grow - there were about twice as many wounded warriors last year with hopes that it will continue to grow. The majority of the wounded vets come from Brooks Army Medical Center (BAMC / SAMMC)

A lil' vid from the '09 run:
YouTube - Wheelers for the Wounded - 5/2 & 5/3/09
 

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I sent Jerry a note about the drop down box not having "Driver" as an option. I will post up his response.

I selected "runner" but will be driving!!!! Fo-sho!
 

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I sent Jerry a note about the drop down box not having "Driver" as an option. I will post up his response.

I selected "runner" but will be driving!!!! Fo-sho!
That's what I wanted to do, the other half want to be part of one of the other sign up's... I think it will workout...
 

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huh..... lol.

I worked as a runner last year - it was the first time we had runners and it worked out very well. Allowed for more time running trails and less time going back and fourth. We would pick up the Wounded Warriors and take them to jump off points where trail rigs would circle in and pick them up and hit the trail. Much more efficient than 09' and should be even better this year.

The will need all the help that they can get - there is a lot to be done, from set-up, tear down..... food serving etc....

It is worth every minute.
 

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Which area do I volunteer for? Runner?
From Jerry:
The "Driver" option is on the preceding page. There are three text boxes, Military, Driver, and Volunteer. You will only see the drop down if you check "Volunteer" so we can pass that info on the the appropriate committee member. If you checked "driver" on the preceding page, your info will be going into that db as well.
On the page that he is referring to there are three choices.

Military - Driver - Volunteer (you may choose more than one)

Selecting "Volunteer" on that page is what makes the drop down box on the next page available - that way they have more info about where you want to volunteer.

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if only this took place in december when I was home! Good luck and have fun....wish I was there! :D
 

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Organize an event on the island....... I bet it would be a blast! Not sure of the Hospitals specifically for WWs over there...
 

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This is agreat event. If you have never been it really does change your outlook on what we do as hobby. I have done alot of wheeling and have been forunate and have been able to do more than most. I have never had this much fun wheeling. The camaraderie found at this event is amazing. This year will be better than ever. Come out and enjoy the day, thank a soldier, and his family for the sacrifice they have made for this great country. It is one amazing time.

Last year, late, when it was time to clean up. a Soldier who had his family there, got up and spoke from the heart, thanking everyone for the day. That right there, made my trip. To know that he had a memory with his family that would last forever and for him to know that we do appreciate his hard work, meant everything to me. It really is an awesome time.

We still have plenty of volunteer sections open, even if you can not bring a 4x4 come out for the day and offer your help. My whole family does this, and most them are not 4x4 enthusiasts. Get a group together and carpool.
 

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Oh yeah, one more thing. How about that price? 3 days of wheeling. Two nights of camping and 3 first class meals served to you on Friday. You can't beat that only $75!!!
 

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I have a deal lined up on Hotel rooms:

Special Event Hotel Price

Hotel 6 is offering a $39.00 night at the hotel. Just call them at the number listed below and ask for the Wheelers for the Wounded Event price.

Motel 6 Marble Falls #4333
1400 Ollie Lane
Highway 281 at Ollie Lane
Marble Falls, TX, 78654
Phone: (830) 265-6565
 

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This is a really cool event. I won't be able to go this year but next year for sure. If you are able to make it you won't regret it.
 

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Whoop!! Only a little over a day away from heading out.

I will be in the back (Area B) under a tree somewhere. We should roll in just before lunch on Friday.
 
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