It is hard to believe we are honoring 11th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. For many of us, we can remember the day’s events so clearly. Many of our clients know Tom Warmuth. Tom has spent over 30 years with Rad Air Complete Car Care and was promoted to Vice President last year. Over the years, Tom and Rad Air have spent time and money supporting Tom’s son Quinn and his hockey team. This year, however, Quinn and his team (The Cleveland Junior Lumberjacks) were honored with the opportunity to compete in the second annual Patriot Challenge held in New York City.
The Patriots Challenge is a special tournament which includes teams that represent the three main areas greatly affected by the 9/11 attacks. They are New York City, Washington DC, and Pittsburgh. The New Jersey Rockets represent New York City and the Twin Towers; The Pittsburgh Penguins Elite represent the victims of Flight 93; and Team Maryland represents Washington DC and the Pentagon. This year the Cleveland Lumberjacks and the Connecticut Wolf Pack were also invited to join. Nearly 100 young boys will participate in the tournament and each team is expected to participate in a community service project which raises funds for the Wounded Warrior Project and the organization Defending the Blue Line. The weekend event also includes a visit to the World Trade Center Memorial, silent auctions, fundraising, and service projects.
We are very proud of all the boys who make up the Cleveland Lumberjacks team – many of them were just babies when the U.S. was attacked in 2001. The tournament began on September 7, 2012 and continued through the weekend. No matter which team is victorious, this tournament is about remembering the men and women who died in the 9/11 attacks. We are already proud of these young hockey players and their determination to honor these heroes.
Learn more about the Patriots Challenge on their Facebook page.