Wounded Warriors to Have ‘Day’ at Swan Point
SWAN POINT, Md., July 19 /PRNewswire/ — The Swan Point community will be honoring as many as thirty “wounded warriors” and their families on Sunday, July 25, 2010. The warriors are service men and women undergoing rehabilitation treatment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC.
“We feel it is a great way to say thanks to those who have sacrificed so much for us in Iraq and Afghanistan,” says Richard Jenkins, a retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant and Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Swan Point Property Owners Association (SPPOA). Mr. Jenkins organized this special event which will include a golf tournament at the acclaimed Swan Point Golf Course for the wounded warriors wishing to play golf who will be paired with resident and local golfers.
A private beach party will take place for those wounded warriors not participating in the golf tournament, family members and caregivers at the home of Sheryl Elliott and Ken Robinson. Activities on the beach will include a workshop on making natural crafts and jewelry from materials that wash up on shore. It is also the site of The Windmill on the Potomac, the first residential wind turbine in Southern Maryland. “Kids are enamored with the windmill and tend to have a great respect for the environment,” says Ken Robinson. “It will be both a learning experience as well as great fun,” Robinson added.
The day will culminate with a dinner for the entire Swan Point community, an event open to all Swan Point residents and their guests, for a nominal fee. “All monies not spent on the day’s activities will be donated back to the Wounded Warriors program,” says Norman Chlosta, President of the SPPOA. “We could not have put this together without the SPPOA partnering with the Swan Point Yacht & Country Club and other sponsors who just want to show their appreciation for our service men and women.”
“We are both thrilled and touched by the outpouring of support we are receiving from everyone in Swan Point,” says retired Army Sergeant First Class Ramon Padilla, coordinator of the event on behalf of the Wounded Warriors at Walter Reed, and Vice President of The Salute to Military Golf Association. “There is nothing more important than in engaging in “normal activities” for these men and women and to do just that in the idyllic setting of Swan Point is icing on the cake,” he added. Mr. Padilla is himself a wounded warrior.
SOURCE Swan Point Property Owners Association