Chief Operating Officer of leading online job board for security-cleared professionals to ride 200-miles along with other bike ride participants to raise funds and awareness for Wounded EOD Warriors and their families
(November 9, 2009) ClearedJobs.Net, a veteran-owned job board company exclusively serving the security cleared community, is sponsoring the Wounded Explosive Ordnance Disposal Warrior Foundation’s (WEODWF) Undefeated 2-Day Bike Ride scheduled for November 14-15, 2009 in San Diego, California.
Forty-one (41) riders and ten (10) support personnel will ride nearly 200 miles along Southern California’s coast at this year’s event; which rolls from Naval Air Station, Point Mugu to Liberty Station, San Diego. The bike ride will help raise funds to support U.S. Wounded EOD Warriors and their families. All proceeds will go to the WEODWF (www.woundedeodwarrior.org) which funds and supports military EOD families caring for their loved ones at military medical facilities across the country.
“The resources provided to these families are above and beyond the budgetary constraints of the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs,” says John Nixon, Chief Operating Officer for ClearedJobs.Net and a riding participant of this year’s event. “Our company is a longstanding supporter of numerous US military-related initiatives,” adds Nixon. “We are immensely proud to support the WEODWF cause and help the organization to raise awareness and proceeds for Wounded EOD Warriors and their families.”
Demographics of this year’s WEODWF Undefeated 2-Day Riders:
WEODWF Undefeated 2-Day Riders include:
• 19 Active Duty EOD Technicians
• 5 Active Duty Navy
• 4 Retired EOD
• 5 Wounded Warriors
• 8 Civilians
The Wounded Warriors include:
• 1 Navy EOD
• 1 USMC EOD
• 2 USMC Combat Infantry
• 1 Navy SEAL
Additional Wounded Warriors will be gathered at the EOD Round-up which takes place at Ingram Plaza in Liberty Station, San Diego, and includes live music, a BBQ lunch, awards, silent auction and sponsor recognition.
“The desire for this event is to bring recognition to both the sacrifices of our EOD heroes throughout the services, and of the foundation that is dedicated to providing much needed financial support to the warriors and their families, as well as to establish a positive link between this dedicated group of individuals and their communities,” says Kevin Childre, LCDR, Executive Officer, EOD Training and Evaluation Unit ONE, U.S. Navy EOD. “This event provides an opportunity for the community to support our brave and dedicated warriors for their sacrifices. Every freedom that we all enjoy comes through the blood and the sacrifice of our Wounded Warriors!”