Event Supports Soldiers’ Visit to Long Beach July 25-30, 2014.
May 1, 2014 - Long Beach, NY - The Long Beach Waterfront Warriors, a group of volunteers who assist wounded, ill and injured soldiers, will hold a fundraiser at Lola’s Kitchen & Wine Bar, 180 West Park Avenue in Long Beach on Monday, May 19. Lola’s will provide an Open Bar, Hors d’oeuvres and Entertainment from 6PM to 9PM, all for $50pp. Proceeds from the event will support the costs of transportation, accommodations and activities for the service members and their families who will visit Long Beach from July 25 through 30.
Over the past five years, the LBWWs have invited over 150 military families to visit Long Beach, with local residents generously offering their time and resources to lend a hand with beach events, dining, boating and other activities.
“Many family members live with the service men and women who are undergoing medical treatment and rehabilitative services at Walter Reed Military Medical Center,” said GS. “When they visit Long Beach, they’ll all get a chance to really relax and enjoy themselves.”
On May 19, Lola’s will donate their staff, food and drinks for the evening. Raffle tickets are being sold NOW for a chance to win a custom 7’6” surfboard designed by Nature Shapes and donated by Skudin Surf School and Unsound. Additionally, two lucky people will win Free Surfing Lessons offered by Skudin Surf. Winning tickets will be chosen at Lola’s on May 19 and winners need not be present to win. To purchase $50 Skudin Surf Raffles call Jerry at 516-375-5966. 50/50 raffle tickets will also be sold at Lola’s for a chance to win a cash prize that evening.
Activities for the families during the July visit will include a 5K Race for the Soldiers and a Welcome Parade, both on Sunday, July 27. Boat rides, fishing, relaxing at the beach, swimming, surfing lessons and a trip to New York City are among the events planned.
Snell said that since 2009, the LBWW volunteers and the citizens of Long Beach have looked forward to supporting the visit by the young men and women who are sacrificing to keep our country safe.
“We all have the desire to honor those who serve and protect us, and this is our way of letting them know that we appreciate what they do,” Snell added.
The Long Beach Waterfront Warriors organization welcomes your support and invites all to join them in making this year’s visit even more memorable than the past five years.
Save the dates!
Mon, May 19 6PM to 9PM: Lola’s Fundraiser ($50 at the door)
July 12 & 13: LBWW Merchandise on sale at Long Beach Arts & Crafts Fest
July 25 through 30: Military Families Visit Long Beach
Sun, July 27: Boardwalk Race & Beech St. Parade of Heroes (Times tba)