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Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride Tackles Texas in the Lone Star State Challenge
Date:3/6/2008

- Wounded cyclists to ride on adaptive equipment from San Antonio to Corpus

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- From March 13-16, Wounded Warrior Project's (WWP) Soldier Ride will be in Texas, cycling from San Antonio to Corpus Christi.

Presented by Esenjay Petroleum Corporation, a privately held oil and natural gas exploration and production company based in Corpus Christi, Texas, the Lone Star State Challenge is the seventh segment of Soldier Ride's 2007- 2008 national tour. The ride will begin on March 13, with a departure ceremony at the Center for the Intrepid in San Antonio and includes stops at the Alamo and Mission Espada. Then on March 14 at 9:00am, the group will cycle through Veteran's Park in Beeville, about 40 miles north of Corpus Christi. The following day, Soldier Ride makes its way to Corpus Christi where members of the public can join the ride as part of a fundraising effort for either a 25 or 40 mile portion.

Soldier Ride is a program of Wounded Warrior Project that provides key rehabilitation opportunities for wounded warriors and raises public awareness and money for those that have been severely injured during the current war on terror. Wounded Warrior Project also offers services and programs like employment counseling, advocacy initiatives and combat stress seminars to aid in the transition from hospital bed to an independent productive life. All participants with a disability or missing a limb or limbs are provided the adaptive equipment they need to cycle.

Those interested can register online for $25 or the day of for $30. Visit http://www.lonestarchallenge.org for more information and a calendar of events.

Wounded warriors are available for interviews.

About Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a non-profit organization aimed at assisting those men and women of the United States armed forces who have been severely injured during the war on terrorism in Iraq, Afghanistan and other hot spots around the world. Beginning at the bedside of the severely wounded, WWP provides programs and services designated to ease the burdens of these heroes and their families, aid in the recovery process and smooth the transition back to civilian life. For more information, please call (904) 296-7350 or visit http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org.


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