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Inspiring Veterans To Get Out And Active

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Wounded Warriors Abilities Ranch Was Founded In 2013 By Mike Delancey

Mike Delancy of WWARMike Delancey, a Pinellas Park resident who himself was critically injured in a sniper ​attack during military combat in Iraq and has confronted his own life changing injuries.

The Wounded Warriors Abilities Ranch will be built to inspire veterans of all conflicts to get OUT and ACTIVE.  The Ranch and Park will offer activities for all Military Veterans in need of a supportive and healing environment, to give them a new sense of hope, resilience and strength as they move forward in their journey.

The Park will be a purpose built facility for Wounded Warriors, Veterans and their caregivers to enjoy a variety of recreational activities . Fully ADA accessible and furnished with specialist fitness equipment to build strength in body and mind it will be a place to relax and enjoy. The Ranch also plans to offer fishing trips, kayaking , sailing and accessible transport to sporting activities, airports and Tampa Bay area attractions.

​A social outdoor space will be a key element of the Park, giving the Veterans , their families and caregivers an opportunity to reconnect and share experiences while also gaining strength, empowerment and tools to help their recovery and healing.

The Ranch will be designed to support both the physical and emotional needs of Warriors with fitness and sports at its core.

​The City Park will offer cycling and walking trails, A fully stocked pond for fishing , specially designed ADA Work Out stations to strengthen both body and mind and a large multi purpose sports court specifically designed for Wheelchair Sports and Events. The Park will also have a pavilion to host events including picnic tables, grills and a Dog Park.

“These veterans have sacrificed to keep us free,” said Mayor Sandy Bradbury. “It is only right that we show our gratitude to them for those sacrifices and help them get the care and benefits they deserve.”

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WWAR At Lurie Park

WWAR Park Plan

Pinellas Park LogoThe goal is to build on a 10-acre plot donated by the city of Pinellas Park that will allow wounded veterans to participate in activities like hand cycling, fishing, horseback riding and wheelchair basketball.

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Our Mission & Values

Our mission is to inspire, motivate and strengthen warriors by providing various recreational activities in a safe and relaxing environment.

Our Core

“Life throws different situations at us . How we react and what we choose to take away from those events is how we define ourselves. We can either dwell on the negative or look for the benefits and lesson it has taught us .“

MICHAEL DELANCEY • FOUNDER

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Wounded Warriors Abilities Ranch 2018 Gala

February 19th, 2018|

Our 3rd Annual Gala Was A Huge Success Thank you to all the sponsors, guests, volunteers and all the Veterans who came out to inspire our injured veterans to get OUT and ACTIVE. We

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Corporate Sponsors

If you choose to become a Corporate Sponsor, WWAR will work to ensure that current and future customers know about your company’s commitment to the veteran community.

We will also work with you to promote your business and attract new markets. WWAR can attend customer events, staff meetings and attend any presentation requests to support both the corporation and charity.  WWAR will recognize your company in our own presentations, media releases, TV and Radio interviews and through the city’s electronic signage for any event sponsorship, and as an event sponsor. WWAR will feature your donation in all promotional materials leading up to any events, including social media, invitations, email announcements, fliers, and any online promotions.

Your company will be listed in all WWAR publications, which will be released before and during the event. In addition VIP areas at both events will be dedicated to your corporation and their guests.
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Help Us Build

​When fully operational WWAR at Lurie Park will host many events for Veterans including cycling, basketball, rugby, tennis, fishing, football, Yoga and many wellness clinics throughout the year. Do you want to help? Your generous donations allow us to do our work!

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