WHO: Nova Southeastern University (NSU,) the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the Miami Dolphins, the U.S. Navy SEALs, the Dellenbach Foundation and Operation Lift Hope
WHAT: First Annual “Heroes Bowl” to benefit homeless veterans in our community
WHERE: NSU’s Fort Lauderdale-Davie campus, 7600 SW 36th St. (the University School field, located directly behind the Jim & Jan Moran Center/Mailman Segal Center for Human Development)
WHEN: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, January 31st
WHY: The issue of homelessness is of paramount concern for communities across the United States. One sub-set of those who are homeless, and one such group that is growing fast, is our veterans. To help, the First Annual Heroes Bowl was developed as a way to raise funds for homeless veteran intervention.
The day’s event consists of live demonstrations by the U.S. Navy SEALs Team, Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) Fire Rescue personnel and a flag football game that will feature BSO police and fire rescue personnel, SouthCom military personnel and Miami Dolphins and NFL alumni.
The event admission is $10 (active/retired military personnel admitted free,) with proceeds going toward Operation Lift Hope, a group formed in the Fort Lauderdale area with the mission to help those who find themselves homeless, especially our veterans. Some reports show that approximately 18% of those who are homeless in Fort Lauderdale are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. For many, they wanted to help but didn’t know where to start – that’s why Operation Lift Hope was founded. You can find more information about Operation Lift Hope ONLINE.
For more information about the First Annual Heroes Bowl, and for information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jill Spencer at 954-729-9729.