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Special Olympics Basketball
As most everyone knows this weekend is the Special Olympics Basketball tournament in Terre Haute where the Indiana AMVETS usually puts on a strong presence. This year however it appears that there may not be a good showing. Our Special Olympics Chairman Kenny Burton has notified me that the Quality Inn in Terre Haute has only had 7 rooms reserved for the event - last year we had 17 rooms.
If you are planning on attending and just forgot to reserve a room they are holding open rooms until tomorrow Wednesday March 25th and then they will be releasing them back into their room pool.
We are planning on having good support from all of our Districts so if you haven't reserved your room yet, do so immediately.
555 South Third Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807
Indiana "Run for the Fallen"
Indiana's "Run for the Fallen" is a great opportunity for AMVETS members to get involved in a very worthwhile project. If you cannot sign up to actually run then make sure you participate in other ways. For more information use the contact info on the poster below.
AMVETS Partners With Coach Keady's Legacy Program
If you were at the Winter Conference you probably already know about Coach Keady and what he is doing for our veterans and their families. AMVETS Department of Indiana has partnered with the Coach's Legacy Program to reach out to our veterans in every community in the state. We are sponsoring quite a number of programs in a very beneficial link between the AMVETS and Coach Keady. To get an idea what is going on you can download the programs pamphlet here. (2mb).
It's not enough to just announce this partnership but we are counting on the Districts and Posts in the Department for assistance in making this a success. After all this is what the AMVETS is all about - helping our veterans and their families. The first thing we would like done is for our posts to put out a news release to the media in your community. A copy of the release can be found in the AMVETS Promotion package here. (1.2mb). Others include sponsoring one or two kids for basketball camp or purchasing sweatshirts for the "Keep a Veteran Warm" campaign (sweatshirt order forms are also in the Promotion package).