YOUR OFFICIAL INVITE/SAVE THE DATE!
2023 OCEAN CITY IRON SOLDIERS SWIMRUN HONORS FALLEN WARRIOR MARINE CPL SEAN P. KELLY OF PITMAN, NJ
Date and Time: Saturday July 8, 2023 7PM
Place: 28th St Beach- Ocean City, NJ
Distance: .75 Mile Ocean Swim (parallel to shore/with the current/large beach patrol buoys for sighting) and a 3.1 Mile LOW TIDE Beach Run
Dear OC Iron Soldiers SWIMRUN past and present Competitors, Volunteers, Family and Friends,
Please consider this an official invite to the 22nd Annual OC Iron Soldiers SWIMRUN. I’m honored to again join you all in supporting our brave servicemen and women currently deployed in the Middle East and many other very dangerous parts of the world. What a strong statement you have all made over the years in supporting the Troops and letting them know that while they are over there, we are here for them.
**NOTE** ALL ENTRY FEES ARE WAIVED. NO CHARGE TO COMPETE. Competitors are asked to bring, the night of the race, Treats for Troops items that our volunteers will pack and ship following the event. A list of items to bring are in the above attachment. Monetary donations to help pay to ship the care packages will be gladly accepted. Waiver signing and transition set up begins at 6:15PM on the beach. This is an INVITE ONLY event open to the first 100 people so please email Freddie Klevan (Fred.firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm your entry. You will then be added to the competitor list. If your entry is confirmed and later you are unable to attend, please be courteous and let me know so we can give your entry to someone else. Also, if you just want to swim or run, we set up relay teams.
HONORING A LOCAL FALLEN WARRIOR
This year we are honoring Marine CPL Sean P. Kelly of Pitman, NJ. Cpl Kelly was killed in action January 26, 2005 when the CH-53E helicopter he was in crashed near Ar Rutbah Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Regiment, 3rd Marine Division and 3rd Expeditionary Force. Sean graduated from Pitman High School where he was a standout football player and wrestler.
Our team at Philadelphia Treats for Troops are all civilians and never had the honor of serving our country. The Iron Soldiers SWIMRUN event is our way of paying back a debt we can never fully repay to our brave warriors. Please ONLY join us on the 8th if you feel the same way. We promise to do everything possible to make this night special for you and the family of CPL Kelly. If you have any questions, please contact me any time.
Very respectfully yours,