March 5, 2014
MID-ATLANTIC (RRC) EAST COAST RACQUETBALL CHALLENGE
01 MAR 2014, Fort Lee Army Base (Petersburg, VA): MRF does it again, this time on the East Coast! March 1st at the McCaughlin Fitness Center on Fort Lee Army Base, the Military Racquetball Federation (MRF) hosted its 2nd Racquetball Rehabilitation Clinic (RRC) Challenge where 9 disabled service members and wounded warriors, from the Mid-Atlantic area competed in a one-day Racquetball Challenge. Teams from Washington DC, Hampton VA, and Durham NC VA Medical Centers (VAMC) came to compete with the hopes of being this year's overall team winner. These service members recently completed the eight-week RRC program where they learned the fundamentals of racquetball and now had the chance to bring their skills to compete against fellow graduates. MRF was able to raise the awareness of what service members endure when they return home from the battlefield. This effort was possible thanks to the team that put all this together, Wayne Toyne of the Washington DC area and Bob Steele of Hampton Roads, were the coaches who ran the eight-week programs. At the conclusion of the competition, Ron Salon of the Durham NC (VAMC) was crowned the 2014 champion. The 2nd place winner was Robert Lawson of the Hampton VA (VAMC) and the overall Team winner for this year's event went to the Hampton VA (VAMC) posting the overall highest cumulative point total.
This weekend one-day RRC Challenge was a huge success because it brought veterans together to build camaraderie, make new friendships, and overall gave these Vets a new sense of confidence in themselves. One veteran even got emotional because she said, "MRF is one of those organizations that has truly changed her life because of the dedication MRF shows to the veterans. MRF is an organization that delivers what it says…."
Thanks to our sponsors and donors; CVRA, NCRA, RacquetWorld, E-Force, and Ektelon for their financial and product support to make these clinics possible.
February 23, 2014
BASE CHAPTER BOOKMARKS
Letting you know that there were some changes to the naming of the Base Chapters. The result may cause some of your bookmarks not to function properly. Just relocate the base chapter and bookmark again.
—We apologize for the inconvenience.
February 23, 2014
ANNOUNCING MRF BASE CHAPTER
Welcome to Fort Huachuca, home of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM)/9th Army Signal Command. Located in Cochise County, in southeast Arizona, about 15 miles north of the border with Mexico, Fort Huachuca was annexed in 1971 by the city of Sierra Vista and was declared a national landmark in 1976.
February 8, 2014
MRF FUNDRAISER HELD AT LAS VEGAS ATHLETIC CLUB
The LAS VEGAS ATHLETIC CLUB was the host facility for their second MRF fundraiser. Tournament Directors Jack Hughes and Terry Rogers put together a round robin format for 20 players who had a fun filled/competitive day of racquetball.
Lunch was provided by Subway and the winners were awarded an MRF T-shirt and a special MRF logo Ekelon Classic ball.
All funds collected were donated to the MRF and their Racquetball Rehabilitation Clinics. A special thanks to LVAC for allowing us to run this event for a great cause.
A Div Champs
Edgar Hernandez/Ruben Belandria
A Div 2nd Place
David Shapiro/Chris Lawson
B Div Champs
Lou Saba/John Sprouse
B Div 2nd Place
David Shapiro/Ed Grossman
February 1, 2014
THANK YOU Phil Wheeler and the CVRA for making a $500 donation towards MRF's upcoming Mid-Atlantic RRC Racquetball Challenge Tournament taking place on (Saturday) the 1st of March at Fort Lee (Petersburg, Va).
This is a celebration tournament for those Wounded Warriors and Veterans who have completed our 8-wk Racquetball Rehabilitation Clinic (RRC). We will have veterans competing from Washington DC, Hampton VA, and Durham NC in a one-day "Round Robin" format.