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What is the City Stadium Run For Veterans? The best way to answer this question is to briefly explain the three goals associated with the run.
To showcase historic City Stadium, home of the Green Bay Packers from 1925-1956. In 2002, City Stadium was renovated to the tune of $300,000 to help embrace the proud history of the Green Bay Packers. Some of the features of the stadium you will see are a new sign, gate, memorial garden and historic plaques of Packers history when they called City Stadium home.
To feature and showcase the beautiful green parks and pedestrian trails along the 5K course. The course will take you through three gorgeous parks tucked along the East River utilizing the East River Trail and the Cora Vanderperren Trail. You will get the feel of being in a small town setting when you are actually just minutes from downtown Green Bay!
To help and showcase our Veterans. Each year we will earmark a Veteran cause for our proceeds. This year we are excited to announce the proceeds will be presented to the USA Warrior Ice Hockey Program (USAWIHP). The USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program mission is to organize and administer an ice hockey program that provides a recreational, therapeutic, and educational experience for those wounded in the defense of the United States. This team represents some of our nation's bravest and most determined heroes, soldiers, and veterans. These young men have suffered severe injuries, including amputations, while serving in the military. Through extensive rehabilitation, they have become competitive athletes again with some veterans even sporting prosthetic legs and arms. The USA Warrior Ice Hockey has two teams: a sled team and a standing team. The sled team is comprised of warrior athletes who lost the ability to use their legs. The standing team consists of warrior athletes who have gain their ability to skate again even if it requires a prosthetic leg. Proceeds for this year’s run will help support in the purchasing of hockey equipment for these worthy athletes that we call our veteran heroes. So, come along with us and "Run For Veterans" at historic City Stadium Sept. 7, 2013!