Boot Campaign Provides Retreat With Funding for Archery Range
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Boot Campaign, a Texas-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is partnering with Boulder Crest Retreat, a privately funded rural sanctuary being built in Bluemont, Va., to provide wellness programs for seriously injured military personnel and their families. The Boot Campaign begins this new partnership with a $25,000 donation to sponsor the retreat's archery range. Boot Campaign representatives visited the retreat on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 for the formal check presentation.
"The archery range is just the first phase of our relationship with Boulder Crest Retreat," said Gwen Lammers, Boot Campaign Director of Operations. "We are dedicated to a long-lasting relationship with Boulder Crest Retreat and have plans to financially support other wellness programs and activities at the facility for our wounded military and their families."
The archery range is specifically designed to be ADA-accessible and will feature a covered facility with block and 3D target archery and six dedicated lanes.
The Boot Campaign is a national 501(c)(3) patriotic movement that is dedicated to showing tangible appreciation of our active military, raising awareness of the challenges they face upon return and supporting their transition home. Through the sale of its signature military combat boots, general public donations, and corporate sponsorship, the Boot Campaign operates five distinct programs -- Jobs, Housing, Family Support, Urgent Assistance and Wellness-- that are caring for military personnel, past and present, healing from a variety of physical and emotional combat wounds, embodying the campaign motto that, "When They Come Back, We Give Back". www.bootcampaign.com
Boulder Crest Retreat
Located just 50 miles outside of Washington, D.C., in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Bluemont, Va., Boulder Crest Retreat is a rural sanctuary for wounded military warriors and their families to enjoy non-clinical, recreational therapeutic activities aimed at assisting with their physical, mental and spiritual recovery. Currently under construction, the retreat is slated for opening in September 2013. Founded by Ken Falke, a retired U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician, the Retreat is being developed on 37 acres of donated land, with funding and volunteer contributions coming from local and national corporations, non-profit organizations and private citizens. For more information about Boulder Crest Retreat, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, or to make a tax deductible donation, please visit http://www.bouldercrestretreat.org.
Contact: Meghan McDermott, 281.798.8385, Meghan@BootCampaign.com
SOURCE The Boot Campaign