September 07, 2012

American Eagle Races For Wounded Heroes/Military Families

American Eagle Races for Wounded Heroes / Military Families
NEWPORT, RI, September 5, 2012 - American Eagle, the classic 12 Meter, is racing for Hope For The Warriors® this regatta season. Hope For The Warriors® is a national nonprofit organization that supports wounded U.S. service members, their families, and families of the fallen.

American Eagle is racing in over ten regattas in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York from June to October to support Hope For The Warriors®. To learn more about the cause and to donate, visit 12mfoundation.com or contact Carol Swift at carol@swiftmorris.com.

American Eagle, a classic 12 Meter that was once under the command of Ted Turner, began her career racing for the America's Cup in Newport. Designed and built by A.E. Luders for the 1964 America's Cup Defense, she won 20 of 21 races in the June and July observation trials but was eventually routed by Constellation for the right to defend the America's Cup. American Eagle is known for winning the first World Ocean Racing Championship and setting records in the distinguished S.O.R.C., Fastnet and Sydney-Hobart Races. American Eagle is joining forces with Hope For The Warriors® to show its sincere appreciation and gratitude to those service members who have risked their lives to ensure Americans their freedom.

Monies raised will assist the immediate and future needs of combat service members and military families assisted by Hope For The Warriors®. Their programs offer a full cycle of support starting with Immediate Needs and Family Support financial assistance, and continuing through A Warrior's Wish®, Warrior's Hope & Morale, Above & Beyond Professional Development, Spouse/Caregiver scholarships, Family Support, Team Hope For The Warriors® and more.

The mission of Hope For the Warriors® is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.

Hope For The Warriors® understands the challenges, pride, and joy of being a military family. For today, tomorrow, and years to come, we will strive to meet the changing needs of service members and their families.

Hope For The Warriors® has earned a Four-Star rating from Charity Navigator (www.charitynavigator.org), an independent organization that evaluates fiscal responsibility and accountability of nonprofits.

Hope For The Warriors® (Federal Tax ID 20-5182295) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity as defined in sections 509(A)(1) and 170(B)(1)(A)(VI) of the Internal Revenue Code. Combined Federal Campaign, CFC #27800.

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