Chula Vista Veterans Walk 2016

700 E. Naples
Chula Vista, CA 91910

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Founded in 2001 by Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2111, The Chula Vista Veterans Walk has been improving the Chula Vista Veterans Home quality of life for residents in many ways.  The Veterans Home in Chula Vista is the Southern facility for Veterans and has a 400 bed capacity.  The event brings materials and services unavailable due to gaps and periodic cuts in state and federal budgets.  Since the first walk, the cause has become more self-evident due to the many budgetary restrictions that arise each year from new demands that our legislators are forced to tackle to ensure our state and federal services and initiatives are maintained.

Triggered by shared goals of assisting our veterans in their twilight years and vowing to never forget their sacrifices toward freedom, several Veterans Organizations have come together in support of this shared endeavor.  Joining the Veterans of Foreign wars, veterans from the American Legion Post 434, Marine Corps League Det. 1207, Fleet Reserves Association, United States Submarine Veterans and the Elks Lodge have assembled to help out and ensure the event’s success.

The 15th annual walk will begin at the Chula Vista Veterans Home and end at the Veterans of Foreign wars Post 2111 with entertainment and lunch for all walkers.  The event will also have raffles with all donations going 100% to the Veterans Home.  Please register to walk as an individual, team or Sponsor to this great cause and help us to Support those who have served our country with pride and selfless sacrifice.

 

LT Bobby Russell Price, USN(Retired) was a true patriot who served his country with pride, loyalty and distinction.  A force for positive change in the veteran community, he made lasting contributions through his work with The Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Fleet Reserve Association, and Chula Vista Veterans Home Support Foundation.  In 2008, he was named the City of Chula Vista and San Diego County Veteran of the Year.  In 2011, he was elected to lead the VFW Department of California as State Commander.  Bobby departed for Post Everlasting on November 2nd, 2012.  He was one of the founding members of this event.

Event details and schedule

Time Description Agenda Item
Remarks
   
    POC: Kristine Wunder 619-852-7382    
06:45 - 8:15 a.m. VA Home Shuttles run from the Several shuttles within the half hour    
  VFW Post 2111 to Veterans Home Vehicles may be parked adjacent to Bldg. F at the Home    
07:00 a.m. CVVW Registration Table Set Up T-Shirts organized/ Water Stations set up    
07:30 a.m. Registration Table Open  T-Shirts distributed to those with wrist bands    
  Team Photos AL 434 Volunteer Ron Shook    
07:45 a.m. Light food table by Admin Bldg. Food donated by CA Veterans Home Chula Vista    
    Young Marines/ Cheerleaders man table    
08:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony Mary Salas & VA Home Guest Speaker    
08:35 a.m. Color Guard 4th Tank Battalion Marines from Miramar    
08:40 a.m. National Anthem Marine Corps League Det. 1207    
08:55 a.m. Group Photo All    
  Parade of Motorcycles VFW MC    
09:00 a.m. Start of CV Veterans Walk Volunteers on Motorcycles Escort & Traffic Control    
09:05 a.m. Water Stations Open BBH, VFW Mens Aux, VFW MC, Gold Star Mothers, Young Marines  
09:30 a.m. ORHS Cheerleaders Present Finisher Dog Tags Otay Ranch High School Cheer Squad    
  Music by Bernard the DJ Bernard the DJ    
  VFW Price Hall opens with Bartender No Host Bar    
09:45 a.m. Pull Pork BBQ Meal served to Walkers Donated by The Hoffman Family    
  & Volunteers & other Patrons Non CVVW participants will pay $10 for meal    
11:00 a.m. Sweep vans make final sweep of walk route All Vans    
  Pick up signage and water stations to VFW VFW Post 2111    
11:30 a.m. Retreat the Colors at VFW VFW Post 2111 Color Guard    
  Closing Ceremony - Recognition of Sponsors VFW Commander's    
  Cake Cutting Young Marines    
  Raffle Prize Awards & 50/50 VFW Post 2111 Ladies Aux & Mens Aux    
12:00 p.m. VA Home Shuttles back to Home Several shuttles from VFW Post 2111 back to Home    
12:30 p.m. Last Call for BBQ Volunteers clean up    
1:00 p.m. Last shuttle back to Veterans Home Vans    
1:30 p.m. End of event and Hall is cleaned Price Hall & area gets cleaned by Volunteers    
         
         
         

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