ARLINGTON, Va., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association will partner with Arlington Sports to host the annual 2013 Air Force Association Cycling Classic on June 8-9 in Arlington, Va. The AFA Wounded Airman Program will be the sole official beneficiary and will receive a portion of the funds raised from the event.
"The Air Force Association is very pleased to serve as the event partner for this year's Cycling Classic," said Craig McKinley, AFA President. "This is a great opportunity to support our wounded Airmen who have served and sacrificed on behalf of our country. AFA strives to honor their service and to provide both emotional and financial support as they continue on the road to recovery. We hope to create an environment of comfort and community for our dedicated Airmen where they are able to reintegrate back to life at home."
"The Air Force Association is proud to establish this new partnership with Arlington Sports, Inc. to join forces to support the local cycling community and our Airmen who become injured while serving our country," said George Muellner, AFA Chairman of the Board. "We owe it to the men and women of the Air Force to take care of them when they return home in need of special assistance, and AFA's Wounded Airman Program helps fulfill that duty."
Registration for the 2013 Air Force Association Cycling Classic is now open and available at www.cyclingclassic.org.
Arlington Sports, Inc. is dedicated to the promotion and development of professional and amateur cycling and is proud to use their events as a means to help various causes. More than 1,700 riders participated in last year's two-day event, and it had more than 55 individual and corporate fundraisers.
The Air Force Association is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association. Our mission is to promote a dominant United States Air Force and a strong national defense, and to honor Airmen and our Air Force Heritage. To accomplish this, we:
- EDUCATE the public on the critical need for unmatched aerospace power and a technically superior workforce to ensure U.S. national security.
- ADVOCATE for aerospace power and STEM education.
- SUPPORT the Total Air Force family and promote aerospace education.
AFA has 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing more than 105,000 members. Visit AFA at www.afa.org
SOURCE Air Force Association