Cedar Crest College Athletics Celebrates Military Veterans
Allentown, Pa. (Jan. 16, 2013)— Cedar Crest College will honor our nation’s wounded heroes during their basketball game against Cabrini College in Lees Gym on Saturday, January 19, in partnership with Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). Activities leading up to the Falcons 1 p.m. tipoff versus Cabrini, include:
- 12:15 p.m.: Select Wounded Warriors from Allentown, Pa., Emerald, Pa., and Columbus, Ohio, meet with members of the Cedar Crest Falcons
- 12:45 p.m.: Wounded Warriors and team members will step to center court and be announced on the public address system
- 12:55 p.m.: All current military and veterans rise to be honored, then everyone else will be asked to rise for the playing of the national anthem
- 1 p.m.: Ceremonial tip-off with Wounded Warriors
- 2:30 p.m.: Reception in the Harmon Hall of Peace on campus (25 yards from Lees Gym)
The Wounded Warriors Project is a national organization that raises awareness of, and provides support for, wounded returning veterans.
“We are proud to have the opportunity to partner with the Wounded Warrior Project to help raise awareness and honor our nation’s military personnel during our basketball game,” said Cedar Crest College Athletics Director Lisa McGuirk. “It is our hope that many military veterans will come to the basketball game to be honored, and all of those in attendance will be inspired.”
About Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.