Help Give Our Nation's Warriors A Weekend To Remember

July 20th-23rd

The 2017 Team Fastrax™ Warrior Weekend To Remember aligns with the Ohio Challenge 2017. Planning meetings will start in January 2017, on the second Tuesday evening of each month from 6pm-8pm, at JD Legends in Franklin, Ohio. All/anyone interested in supporting the weekend is welcome, especially alumni and Ambassador Warriors that are local.

Blue Skies for the Good Guys and Gals Warrior Foundation's mission is to honor our nation’s veterans, Purple Heart Warriors and the families of fallen heroes by providing enriching, life changing experiences that facilitate new friendships and emotional healing.

The SELECTiON.COM® Ohio Challenge Hot Air Balloon Festival and Team Fastrax™ Warrior Weekend to Remember is family oriented and fun.  There are many public events where you can honor and meet over 40 combat injured warriors and more than 8 Gold Star Families who have made the ultimate sacrifice in losing a loved one in combat service to our Nation.

 ***Please note that this event is not associated with the Wounded Warrior Project based in Jacksonville, Fl.  We are 100% supported by the Blue Skies for the Good Guys and Gals Warrior Foundation.  100% of your donations go to support our Veterans and Gold Star Families.***

How Can You Participate In This Weekend?

Here Are Some Of Our 2016 Events:

5k Run/Walk & Ranger Ruck

Saturday, July 9, 2016- A fun, family friendly event. SMITH PARK provides a paved fitness course to admire the natural landscape with the course located entirely inside the park to ensure a marked, level terrain.

25 Mile Bicycle Ride

Saturday, July 9, 2016- The Gold Star Family Bike Ride Tribute honors and thanks Gold Star family members for the tremendous sacrifices made due to the loss of their loved ones.

Lonestar Military Tribute Concert

Friday, July 8, 2016
Primary Entertainer: Lonestar
Also featuring: Mack McKenzie, Stephen Kelly Hunt & Comedian Steve Mac.

Ohio Challenge Balloon Festival

Friday, July 8 - Saturday July 9.
This is a very family friendly festival, complete with kids rides, a car show, hot air balloon glows, and a fireworks display.

Roadside Welcome Tribute

Friday, July 8, 2016- 6:30pm

Our 2016 Purple Heart Warriors and Fallen Hero Gold Star Families ‘CONVOY’ departs the Marriott Hotel at the Liberty Center. They will be greeted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol – and escorted up I-75 North to the Rt. 73 exit.  At approx. 6:30PM they will then be greeted by the City of Franklin Police Department. At this point, both the OSHP and the FPD will jointly escort our Warriors.  Our convoy will turn left onto Conover Drive.

Our surprise ‘parade’ route is: DOWN Conover to RIGHT on East 4th Street, to RIGHT on Millard Drive, UP Millard – ending at the driveway of J.D. Legends!

We hope you’ll be among the hundreds and hundreds of flag-waving, horn-honking, hand-clapping people parked and standing along our route to honor and thank our 2016 Heroes for their service and their sacrifices to our country.

Exclusive Warrior Only Events

What Our Warriors Say

One thing that I always take away from these events is discussing OUR Stories. One in particular was one I had with Air Force Major Tim O’Sullivan. As both of us are Air Force, we discussed the day(s) where our lives & careers changed forever. The comradery that we had talking at the hangar was very special to me. There are some things I can talk to my friends about what happened to me, but the guys and ladies who have been involved in Combat situations just understand what you’re talking about and how you felt and still feel!!! I take comfort is that! Hope my rambling made some sense.

Kevin Lombardo, Major, USAF

Wow!! We are on an emotional and spiritual HIGH! For the past five days we have had the most incredible, uplifting, heartwarming, and blessed time with some of the most Awesome people…True American Heroes, including Medal of Honor recipient CSM Bennie G. Adkins!! These Warriors have all given so much to the cause of defending the FREEDOM we all enjoy in this great Nation! Our family was honored to represent our son Marine Cpl Paul W. (Rocky) Zanowick, II and we were uplifted by being able to share this incredible “Weekend to Remember” with all the Honored Warriors and Gold Star families!! Our family would like to offer a huge Thank You to David and John Hart, Team Fastrax™, all of the sponsors of this weekend, all of the volunteers, and everyone we met and who touched our lives and made this special weekend happen! With all the turmoil that we have been living through since the loss of our son, we so appreciate and Thank You for “Insulating us from Isolation” on this “Weekend to Remember”! All our Love to you all!

Paul Zanowick

Thank you so much for the invite. It far exceeded what I expected. Your whole entire team made me feel like one of their own. The program was amazing and what you guys have done for the Warriors was great. I am more than certain that we will be able to do something like that here in Colorado for the Warriors here. I have given my report on the event and how it just exceeded all expectations. Again thank you and your family for all that you have done and continue to do. God bless and I will keep in touch.

Juan Perez, U.S. Army

I am writing to let you know what an amazing experience I had being involved with The Team Fastrax™ W.T.R. Event. The most moving experience that I encountered was the Lima CO. Tribute! It differently set me back and made me think about a lot of things! It also sparked up some conversations that were long overdue to be expressed! I want you to know that being involved is an important part of my life, and recovery.   This event and opportunity allowed me to set attainable goals, and successfully achieve them despite my injuries.  I always look forward to the knowledge, laughter, experience, and the comradery that I share with the other Veterans whenever I participate in these type of events. I just want to thank everyone involved in making this event possible. I especially want to thank The Participants, families, the coordinators and everyone who made this possible because I understand how difficult it can be to logistically plan for bringing Vets and all their gear to Events. When coordinating with, Lodging, Gear and Chow. I understand the time and effort that you put into this event and I want you to know that the Vets truly appreciate and respect your effort. Keep up the good work.

Damon Zeigler, USMC

See For Yourself How Amazing This Weekend Is