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Challenge America Hosts Military/Veterans Family Fitness Day At Cowboys Stadium

January 17, 2013

Event includes medical physicals by TV celebrity physician Dr. Oz, access to resources and seminars by veteran and family support organizations and concert by country music stars

DALLAS, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Challenge America Military Opportunities (CAMO), a national veterans support organization, will host Military Veterans Family Fitness Day at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. During the event, TV celebrity physician Dr. Mehmet Oz, along with a team of area medical volunteers from Texas Health Resources, will provide 15-minute physical examinations for 1,000 members of the general public and 500 military members, veterans and their families. To register, military should go to http://www.doctoroz.com/dr-ozs-north-texas-15-minute-physical-registration-veterans.

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While health and fitness will be a significant focus of the Dallas event, it also will feature seminars, symposiums and guest speakers from area veteran and family support organizations that will address an array of transitional issues, including mental health, employment, housing and family issues. The day will end with a picnic-style concert hosted by country music legends Vince Gill and Amy Grant, honorary CAMO co-founders, along with a performance by up-and-coming artist Jenny Gill. Dallas-based sports celebrities also will be in attendance to participate with families in such events as Quarterback Toss, basketball, soccer shootout and other sports activities.

    WHY:                                           CAMO Dallas is the first of five similar
                                                   events to be staged across the country.
                                                   North Texas was selected for the inaugural
                                                   event because Texas has the largest
                                                   population of active duty and veteran
                                                   military in the U.S. The remaining four
                                                   events will be in California, North
                                                   Carolina, Virginia and Florida, which join
                                                   Texas as states with the highest
                                                   concentrations of active duty military and
                                                   veterans.  More than 5,000 military,
                                                   veterans and their family members are
                                                   expected to attend the free event. Honorary
                                                   Chairpersons for the events are former
                                                   President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter
                                                   and Texas Adjutant General Major General
                                                   John Nichols.

    WHEN:                                         Saturday, January 19, 2013
                                                  8 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

    WHERE:                                        Cowboys Stadium
                                                  1 Legends Way
                                                  Arlington, Texas  75011

    Following is the list of activities that will take place
     throughout the day and spokespersons that will be available for
     onsite interviews.

    8 a.m. - 4 p.m.                                Health screenings conducted by Dr. Oz and
                                                   local healthcare professionals (West Plaza

    4 - 7 p.m.                                     Family Fun Time with football throw, hoops
                                                   station, puck shoot, batting and goal kicks
                                                   with local sports celebrities

    5 - 7 p.m.                                    VIP Reception (Miller Lite Club)

    7 - 7:15 p.m.                                  Dr. Oz health report card (Stadium floor)

    7:30 - 9:30 p.m.                               Concert with performances by Vince Gill, Amy
                                                   Grant and Jenny Gill

    Houston Cowan - Co-Founder and CEO of CAMO
    Cassaundra St. John - Founder, F7 Group
    Nekima Booker - Veteran, Military Spouse, and Founder, Veterans
     Coalition of North Central Texas
    Lieutenant Colonel Daniel T. Johnston, MD - Comprehensive Soldier
     & Family Fitness program medical director
    Lieutenant Colonel Alba Villanueva - Branch Manager for Support
     Services, Texas Army National Guard
    Dallas Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Tennell Atkins (available at the VIP
     reception from 6:30 - 6:45 p.m.)
    Fort Worth Mayor Pro Tem Zim Zimmerman
    Fort Worth City Council Member Jungus Jordan
    Fort Worth City Council Member Danny Scarth

    MEDIA LOGISTICS:                               Park in Lot 10, and enter the stadium through
                                                   Entry G (parking is free).
                                                   Check in at registration table; escort will
                                                   accompany you and coordinate onsite

    For more information, visit www.challengeamerica.com/camo/dallas.

About CAMO:

Challenge America(TM) Military Opportunities (CAMO) has a mission of bridging the transition from battlefield to home front by connecting military and their families to resources in their own communities. Established as a nonprofit organization in 2009, Challenge America recognized the lack of and need for the coordination of resources and information at the local community level for returning military and their families. With the launch of Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Events over the next 24 months in the five states in which over 40% of the nation’s military resides (Texas, California, Florida, North Carolina and Virginia), CAMO provides a platform for local organizations to collaborate within their own communities and to educate those seeking services to find them.

James Florez

Heidi McKinley

SOURCE Challenge America

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