National Veterans Wheelchair Games came to Tampa, Florida on June 12,18, 2013. The AVAST Color Guard appeared at the opening ceremonies and at the closing ceremonies as well. Atheletes came from all the states and participated in competitions including baseball, basketball, racing, swimming, archery, pool, bowling, rugby, ping pong, discus, javelin, shotput, and much more. Children were represented at the games as well.
January 7 – Golf Support Our Troops, IMG Golf Bradenton FL
March 18 – Military Muster Golf Tournament, Fox Hollow Golf Club, Trinity FL
March 16 – ST Patrick Parade, Rough Riders & AVAST Float
March 21 – VA Dinner, MOAA, SCI James A. Haley Hospital
March 23 Lincoln Dinner, Pinellas CO. Republic Executive Committee, ST Petesburger
April 6 – American Legion Post 8, Winter Haven FL
April 28 – Tampa Bay Golf & C.C.
April 29 – Hunters Green Golf Tournament, VA and R&D Dept.
May 4 – Rolling Thunder, The Eagles Golf Club, Odessa FL
May 30 – United Veterans Assistance service Inc., Bay Palms G.C., MacDill AFB
May 27 – Memorial Day Game, Tampa Bay Rays, Tropicana Field
June 6 -
June 29 –Veterans Fair, “Congressman Gus Bilirakis” River Ridge Middle School, Port Richey FL
July 4 –Independence Day Parade Brandon FL
July 13 – Opening, National Wheelchair Games, Tampa Bay Forum
July 17– Grand Opening Walmart, Pinellas Park FL
July 18 – Closing, National Wheelchair Games, Convention Center, Tampa Bay FL
July 28 – V.A. Memorial Service, James A. Haley Auditorium
August 15 – V.A. Dinner, Operation Helping Hands, MOAA
August 17 -
September 5 – Daughters of American Revolution, Hawthorn Village, Brandon FL
September 6 – Thanks Troops Golf Tournament, Crescent Oaks Golf Club, Tarpon Spring FL
September 9 – National Tee Tournament, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
September 21 – Florida Gulf Coast Paralyzed Veterans of America, USF Tampa, FL
September 28 – Zellwood Station VETs Golf Tournament, Zellwood, FL
October 19 – Hanley House Golf Tournament, Summerfield Fields Golf Club, Riverview, FL
November 8 – Chamber of Commerce, Tampa FL
November 10 – Victory life Church Presentation
November 11 -
November 16 – Gold Star Mom, “Ride for The Fallen” Apollo Beach FL
December 1 -
December 19 – Operation Helping Hand Dinner, MOAA
In 2012, the AVAST Color Guard was invited to present colors at Wednesday’s Republican National Convention.
Here is a sampling of interview videos.
If you would like to see more, google search “amputee color guard”. We hope to have many more engagements in the future.
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