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Warrior Summit Event - August 23, 2011

Illinois Warrior Summit
4th Annual Welcome Home Celebration
Midwest Valor Games

This Unique Concert and Resource Fair will be providing relevant information about benefits,
education, employment, housing and legal opportunities mixed with sporting event competitions and
entertainment. These events are FREE TO 10,000 VETERANS AND FAMILY and we encourage you to
come to Soldier Field and help support!

We are going to have:

  • *FREE Registration and Concert at Soldier Field for 10,000 Veterans and Family
  • *FREE FOOD and REFRESHMENTS for first 5,000 Attendees
  • *FREE T-Shirts for first 2000 veterans (1 per veteran)
  • *FREE Raffle prizes and giveaways for veterans ALL day
  • *FREE (100) $100 book scholarships given to student veterans
  • *FREE Valor Game competitions for 150 injured veterans from Midwest Region
  • *FREE KID'S ENTERTAINMENT with JUMBO Moon Bounce, Climbing Rock Wall, Obstacle Course, Giant Slide, Pitchburst Dunk Tank and Sporting Event Competitions
  • *FREE 4000 sporting event tickets to veterans for Chicago Slaughter Games
  • *Opening Ceremony with Color Guard Presentation
  • *National Anthem Performance by Jacqui Horton
  • *Remembrance Table presentation by Gerald Paulsen
  • *Military Taps performance by Bugles Across America-Tom Day
  • *VA providing ONSITE physicals, eye exams and registration for health care
  • *IDES providing ONSITE registration for unemployment benefits
  • *100 Non-Profit veteran support organizations providing FREE services and programs
  • *70 Employers providing job opportunities with interview capabilities
  • *50 VA program/service stations providing assistance to veterans
  • *30 Universities and Colleges providing education opportunities
  • *SPECIAL Chicago Police Department Pipes & Drums Performance
  • *SPECIAL US Navy Parachute Team (Leap Frogs) will jump and land into Stadium Green
  • *SPECIAL 105mm Howitzer Gun Tribute from the Illinois National Guard
  • *SPECIAL National Guard Indy Car on display
  • *SPECIAL Appearance from CSM of the Army (Retired) Jack Tilley
  • *SPECIAL Concert Performances by current members of the band Boston/Color Three, Blues
    Brothers, Rockie Lynne, Wayne Baker Brooks w/ Sugar Blue, Joey Glenn, Alternate Ending,
    Work Out Music, ExoSkeleton, Open to Suggestion