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. The first two year's have generated $18,900 for our worthy men and women who served our country. For the third annunal City Stadium Run for Veterans we are excited to announce the proceeds will be presented to the Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team (wwaft). To get bettere aquainted with the WWAFT, here's the WWAFT mission statement:
The Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team's (WWAFT) mission is to raise awareness and support for our wounded warriros and their families.
The team is made up of service members who have served and are now using a prosthetic device to engage in everyday life activities. By showcasing our team on the football field, the WWAFT seeks to inspire our fans and highlight the perseverance of our service memebers (both active and former) who continue to face life's challenges without excuses.
The WWAFT visits various cities across the country and endeavors to play exhibition games with current and retired professional athletes. Taking on the best athletes is well within the scope of the WWAFT and emphasizes the fact that all veterans are able to contribute at home, ready to excel in the work place and continue to be great patriots and ambassadors for the best country in the world.
So, come along with us and "Run For Veterans" at historic City Stadium on Sept. 6, 2014!