The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

February 2, 2013

Events to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

Frank Sojak
fsojak@tribdem.com

WINDBER — Three Windber men, two of whom are veterans who have served overseas, are organizing two events to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Domenic Mash, a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; his brother, Ron, a veteran of the Iraq war and a wounded veteran himself; and Matthew Rancort, a teacher at Windber Area High School, have scheduled their first event for this month.

The Warrior Charity Pool Tournament will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Post 137 of the American Legion, 312 14th St., Windber.

The tournament will be a doubles, 8-ball event with the fee being $10 a team. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers.

Players can register now at Hurdles Bar & Grill, 640 Main St., Windber, or on Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Legion.

The second event is a Warrior Charity Football Tournament, scheduled for May 18 and 19 at Scalp Level Trinity United Methodist Church, 751 Horn Road, Windber.

The event features seven players on a flag-football team with a maximum of 10 people on a single roster. The cost to enter the tournament is $100 a team.

Volunteers are needed to help with the event.

To register or volunteer, call Ron Mash at 243-9279 or visit www.warriorcharityfootball.org.

Registration will continue until April 30.

Several area businesses have donated money to support the two events, Mash said. Individuals can support the events by making donations at areas businesses.

A list of businesses that have donation containers for the

public can be found on the website.

Mash, who is serving on active duty with the Air Force at the 911th Airlift Wing, Pittsburgh, said it’s important to help the Wounded Warrior Project.

“The organization’s main goals are to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members; to help injured service members aid and assist each other; and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members,” he said.

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