We are seeking Prayer Warriors and need your help.
Purple Heart Recipients are combat injured warriors and Gold Star Families have lost a loved one in combat. The Team Fastrax™ Warrior Weekend to Remember Honors 40 individuals each year by providing a weekend of enriching and healing experiences. Many elements are open to the public July 7-10, 2016. The Team Fastrax Warrior Weekend to Remember is held in conjunction with the SELECTiON.COM® Ohio Challenge Hot Air Balloon Festival in Middletown, Ohio.
Options for Churches to Support Warrior Weekend:
- Adopt a Warrior Prayers
- Each congregation adopts a single Warrior or Gold Star Family. Your congregation will be provided with their bio, photo and mailing address.
- We ask that each congregation offer up prayers for the Warrior/Gold Star Family to have an enriching and healing Warrior Weekend to Remember.
- Your congregation collects letters of encouragement to provide to the Warrior/Gold Star Family prior to their arrival to the Warrior Weekend to Remember.
- We ask that you send a care package directly to the Warrior’/Gold Star Family home after the Warrior Weekend to Remember. Items should be simple and gender neutral, congregations can send whatever they like. We do not have any sort of “special needs” list. Anything will be appreciated.
- If your Church is interested, this is what you need to do. Send the name of your Church, contact person’s name, phone # and email address to Mike Burke firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like to have all the warriors/families supported as soon as possible but no later than Memorial Day Weekend.
- Church Transportation for Warriors
- Churches can offer to use their church van and church volunteers to transport warriors during Warrior Weekend. This is another great way for local churches to reach out, volunteer and be part of the event. Each church would be responsible for fuel and all other van related expenses.
- Point of contact: Derick Creech – email@example.com & Dan Prindle – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Financially Sponsor a Warrior
- Churches that wish to, can offer whatever form of monetary donation they choose in support of Warrior Weekend. If a church chooses they can raise $4k to sponsor a specific warrior. The warrior they are praying for will also be the warrior they financially sponsor. Warrior Weekend pays all related expenses for every warrior.
- Point of contact: John Hart – email@example.com
- Warrior Weekend Athletic Events
- Congregations can opt to participate in the athletic events on Saturday morning July 9th, at Smith Park in Middletown. Includes, 5k walk/run/Ranger Ruck and 25mile Gold Star Bike.
- Warrior Weekend Capstone Honor Ceremony and Ohio Challenge Hot Air Balloon Festival
- Warriors are honored on the main stage of the Ohio Challenge Hot Air Balloon Festival on Saturday evening, July 9th, at Smith Park, Middletown, Ohio.
- Open to the public, information at www.ohiochallenge.com