Phoenix Patriot Foundation Presents Purple Heart Patriots' Challenge

San Diego, CA – Phoenix Patriot Foundation (PPF) in association with K38 Water Safety is proud to announce the Purple Heart Patriots' Challenge. Military personnel who have received a Purple Heart in Iraq or Afghanistan are riding Kawasaki jet skis in a grueling trek through dynamic, unforgiving ocean conditions.

Dates: Friday, November 18, 2011 — Team Preparations Saturday, November 19, 2011 — 6:00 am Launch
Distance: 135 miles
Where: The Pacific Coast, San Pedro, California to the Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado

These Patriots will cover 135 miles through cold, rough Pacific Ocean conditions. Four greeting stations will be available for the public to show their support of these warriors as they operationally integrate post-combat injuries. Our hope is to provide a vehicle and means by which they can realize that their capabilities are not limited.

The Purple Heart Patriots' Challenge is PPF's first-phase program utilizing Kawasaki jet skis to assist in rehabilitation, create a competitive mindset, and return to being comfortable in a new body transformed through combat injuries. Various military brethren will be riding alongside these Patriots—heroes united.

Please join us at one of the greeting stations or at The Local in downtown San Diego (4th and C in the Gas Lamp) for festivities following this great event on November 19th!

Purple Heart Patriot Greeting Stations (Time of day to be released closer to race day): 1. Los Angeles County-San Pedro, Cabrillo Beach 2. Orange County-Dana Point Harbor, Dana Point Jet Ski 3. San Diego County-Oceanside Harbor 4. Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado Community Center

PPF Contact: Jared Ogden CEO/Founder Phone:  619-772-2204

Water Safety Contact: Shawn Alladio – K38