Posted by: Joe Nuss on Oct 05, 2011
EVENT PREVIEW - Heroes Crusade: An Athlete’s Campaign
Fayetteville, Nov. 4-6
Fayetteville/Cumberland County will host the first “Heroes Crusade: An Athlete’s Campaign” from Nov. 4-6. It will feature three days of events that appeal to a variety of athletes, including cyclists, runners, golfers and ruggers. The goal of Heroes Crusade is to raise awareness and funds for wounded warriors.
Heroes Crusade will include a golf tournament, rugby tournament and run/walk/bike. Proceeds will benefit three military charities: Wounded Warrior Project, Green Beret Foundation and RDU AMBUCS. Heroes Crusade is being held in conjunction with Heroes Homecoming, a 10-day celebration for Vietnam veterans leading up to Veterans Day 2011.
The golf tournament will take place on Friday, Nov. 4, at Cypress Lakes Golf Course. Wounded warriors are encouraged to participate in the tournament, which is scheduled for a 9:30 a.m. “shotgun” start and will follow a Captain’s Choice format, with each team selecting its own teammates.
The Fallen Warrior Rugby Tournament will take place on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 9 a.m. at Jordan Soccer Complex. The tournament will consist of men’s and women’s teams that will take the pitch and play in honor of more than 100 fallen ruggers.
The 5k run/walk and 18/36/62-mile bike ride will take place on Sunday, Nov. 6. The bike ride will start at 9 a.m. Wounded warriors are urged to participate in this non-competitive event alongside other athletes. The 5k will start at 10 a.m. and will make its way through downtown Fayetteville. The race will be timed using the ChampionChip Timing System. The events will start and finish at the Medical Arts Center.
To register to participate in Heroes Crusade, visit www.HeroesCrusade.com.