PRESS RELEASE FROM TLR CUP
It has often been said that ice oval snowmobile racers are some of the bravest athletes around. Entering a corner of solid ice just inches from your fellow competitor at speeds in excess of 80 mph takes nerves of steel and incredible amounts of concentration. But those moments of bravery pale in comparison to what members of our military service see and experience on a day to day basis.
The TLR Cup Tour will host and honor Warriors and their families at five venues, providing them with an exciting VIP experience. Throughout the race day, in addition to watching outstanding racing action, Warriors and their family members will be invited to personal visits with race teams and an up-close look at race sleds and equipment. The individual Warriors will also be participating in the on track podium ceremony following the TLR Cup Tour final race of the day. Todd Achterberg, TLR Cup Tour Director and a retired 24 year veteran of the US Air National Guard, is honored to share this experience with individuals associated with the WWP. Said Achterberg, “After spending a year in Iraq and having first hand combat experiences, I have a passion for supporting our veterans. With colleagues suffering from many service based injuries including PTSD, I’m looking forward to doing what we can to bring some winter entertainment to these true Warriors.”
The Ironwood Snowmobile Olympus will proudly host the inaugural Wounded Warrior Project experience the weekend of January 2-3, 2016. After the Ironwood, Michigan race weekend, the WWP experience will continue during the following race weekends:
Eagle River, WI on Friday, January 15
Wausau, WI on Saturday and Sunday, January 23 & 24
Francis Creek, WI on Sunday, February 7
Weyauwega, WI on Sunday, February 14
About the Wounded Warrior Project
To honor and empower Wounded Warriors.
To foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.
-To raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members.
-To help injured service members aid and assist each other.
-To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.