The first annual "Hell Day for Heroes" fitness benefit is being held in Danbury Saturday to raise funds for "Help Our Military Heroes". The Easton-based non-profit organization was founded by in 2009 to provide adaptive minivans to severely wounded service members to bring them independence and mobility.
The event takes place at the Danbury War Memorial Gymnasium, at 1 Memorial Drive. An opening ceremony with honorary and special guests begins at 9:30 am. The games start at 10am.
The event is open to the public and all fitness levels are welcome. People can register by spending an email to email@example.com, along with their team name, their team’s contact person, and specify if military, police, fire, athlete or civilian (non-competitive).
Gold Star parents Buddy and Sybil Williamson from Louisiana, who honor the loss of their son through fundraising for The Patrick Williamson Memorial Foundation, have “challenged” Hell Day fundraiser Andrew Berman of Mental Grit Fitness-Personal Training, with a donation match of $25,000. A possible $50,000 will be raised in one hour of the event’s Workout Of the Day, Hollander noted.
Help Our Military Heroes has empowered more than 50 severely wounded service members to lead independent lives by providing them with fully equipped, adapted minivans. For more information or to make a donation, reach HOMH at Info@HelpOurMilitaryHeroes.com