NYWA and SMF Press Release

It has been 8 months since we were at Walter Reed together. I know I have talked with some of you individually about this, but I wanted to forward you this announcement and write up about all that is happening. I know you will all remember the Mother who spent a lot of time at our table and she ended up taking pictures of our event all day and gave me at CD at the end, as she overheard our hostess tell me that we could not take pictures in the lobby. This lady’s name is Tamra Rigdon and her son, SPC Tim Senkowksi, was too ill that day to come out and meet us. Tamra went into the Warrior Cafe when Marty was performing and listened as she burned the pictures to a cd. She spent time talking with Marty about her son and his family from Indiana. She also shared about additional hardships that they have with his wife’s own illness and their older son with Autism. I would not have known that side of the story if Marty had not told me about it later that night. I would not have known the story behind Tim, if she had not handed me a picture of him and a wrist band about her organization that she was just starting to launch, to start to give back to other warriors and their families. I reached out to them after we got back and have kept in contact ever since.

SMF RibbonWith our new collaboration with my two favorite Colonels, COL Dawn Devine, (Who you all met that day. She flew in from Kansas to support our event.), and COL Steve West, I am beyond ecstatic to share with you all that Tim was an obvious choice to select to sponsor at the Indianapolis 500 Behind The Camo Event, which will be this weekend, at the same time of our 2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Concert. COL Devine and Dell Hamilton, the co-founder of Support Military Foundation will be hosting SFC Tim Senkowski at the race and giving him a once in life time experience. Attached is a full background on Support Military Foundation and this event for Time.

Have a great weekend and know that great things are happening for our warriors this weekend! Thank you to all for your dedication and support.


New York Warrior Alliance Partners with Support Military Foundation To Launch “Heroes Behind the Camo”

NYWARedLettering(Indianapolis, IN) July 24, 2013 – Support Military Foundation and the New York Warrior Alliance are excited to present the first ever “Heroes Behind the Camo” weekend at the Famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Support Military Foundation’s main goal is validation of organizations that support our Heroes and their families.  Our vision at Support Military Foundation is to honor our “Heroes Behind the Camo” by partnering with various organizations to promote programs that can provide our Heroes and their family members with an opportunity or experience that promotes fellowship and/or offers a resource.  This is our way of extending our appreciation for their sacrifice and service to our grateful nation.  Spending the day at Nationwide Series event exposes our American Heroes to experience an up close and personal view of NASCAR.  Commitment from organization partners, team owners, drivers and track staff will make this an experience of a lifetime. Continue reading

Greece American Legion – Check Presentation

Thank you Greece American Legion for your support. Your donation to OWW will take us so far!


The Greece American Legion has supported OWW since 2009. The Benefit concert gave OWW tremendous exposure to the community.


OWW was presented with an unbelieveable check for $5000!!!!


Ralph Prescuitti did an incredible job or organzing and promoting this event.


There were awesome pictures to choose from that captured the spirt of the day.


Pictures speak a thousand words! Thank you Greece American Legion. Can’t wait for next year 7/27/13!