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Wounded Warrior Project announces sponsorship for Soldier Ride from American International Group, Inc. (AIG)
Jacksonville, FL (June 20, 2007) — Soldier Ride, a program of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) 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, proudly welcomes American International Group (AIG) as a national partner in support of its 2007/2008 tour.


Participants visit Ground Zero on bicycle ride from Washington DC to Montauk, NY .
“AIG's generous contribution is a great example of the good that corporate America can do in helping our nation's wounded warriors put their broken bodies and lives back together,” said Woody Groton, Soldier Ride National Tour Director.

“AIG is proud to support our troops, and the Wounded Warrior Project's efforts to further the rehabilitation, participation and independence of people with disabilities,” stated Martin J. Sullivan, President and CEO, AIG. “This initiative is part of our company-wide commitment to helping those with physical challenges work and live independently.”

Newly formatted for this year, Soldier Ride will feature six segmented rides across the country, dating from June 2007 through March 2008. During that time period Soldier Ride will hit cities like New York, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, Little Rock and San Antonio. Also new are registered public participation charity rides scheduled for the final day of the ride. All participants are provided the adaptive equipment they need to cycle with a missing limb or limbs.

See below for key dates and city segments:

  • High Desert Challenge: Phoenix, AZ – Las Vegas, NV, 26-29 Sept. 2007
  • Carolinas Challenge: Ft. Bragg, NC – Camp Lejeune, NC - Myrtle Beach, SC – Spartanburg, SC, 17-21 Oct. 2007
  • Honky Tonk Challenge: Little Rock, AR – Memphis, TN - Nashville, TN – Ft. Campbell, KY, 7-11 Nov. 2007
  • Sunshine State Challenge: Miami – Key West, FL, 16-19 Jan. 2008
  • Lone Star State Challenge: San Antonio – Corpus Christi, TX, 12-15 March 2008

For information and to participate, email John Fernandez, Director of Alumni/Outreach for Wounded Warrior Project, at alumni@woundedwarriorproject.org or visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org for further Soldier Ride updates and news. Woody Groton and 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 www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Contact:
Ayla Hay
Meridian Group
1-800-294-3840
ayla@themeridiangroup.com