New Meetup: HH Benefiting Challenge Air for Kids

From: Lance P.
Sent on: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 8:20 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Friends Of Deep Ellum!

What: HH Benefiting Challenge Air for Kids

When: September 3,[masked]:30 PM

Where:
eXcuses eXtreme Cafe
3025 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75226
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Take a break from the daily grind to meet and mingle with old friends and make some new ones. Random Acts of Kindness is hosting a Fundraising Happy Hour to benefit the Challenge Air for Kid & Friends. This event is also listed on the Random Acts calendar at http://www.meetup.com/randomacts/calendar/10957687/ .

Challenge Air is a not-for-profit organization, offers motivational, inspirational and life-changing experiences to physically challenged children and youth through aviation.

Rick Amber founded Challenge Air with the belief that, "every disabled person should see the world from a different view?out of their wheelchairs and crutches and from the sky." This belief of Amber's came from his life experiences. As a fighter pilot and training officer in the US Navy from 1967 to 1971, Amber lost the use of his legs when his jet crashed during a landing attempt on the aircraft carrier USS Hancock. He was returning from his 109th combat mission over Vietnam, in high seas, when the ship's landing system failed. He was twenty-six years old.

In 1993, Amber purchased a Cessna 177B Cardinal airplane and Challenge Air was born. Named the "Crusader" after the jet he flew as an officer in the navy and for his passion to bring his experiences to children, the aircraft is equipped with large doors, a high wing and overhead pull handles. The dual control, fixed-gear aircraft seats four passengers. It offers ideal boarding and un-boarding capability, as well as excellent visibility. Amber got Challenge Air's status as a nonprofit organization established. Shortly thereafter, combining his love of aviation with his love of children, he began to fly the over 3,500 special needs children, who came to events, coast to coast, during the following few years. Read more about Challenge Air and the events they hold.

The happy hour event will be at eXcuses eXtreme caf? a great venue that provides Deep Ellum a truly unique and fun place for food, fun and entertainment.

eXcuses Caf? is located at:
3025 Main Street - north side of the street between Hall and Walton
Dallas, TX 75226
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Complimentary appetizers will be provided by eXcuses Caf? and drinks at a great rate.

Suggested donation is $10. All of the proceeds will go directly to Challenge Air for Kids & Friends.

This is a joint event with multiple groups and please feel free to bring your freinds along. Let's meet up and enjoy a nice drink, conversation, and great company. Most of all, let's show our love and support for this worthwhile cause and enjoy a great venue in the arts district!

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

-Tharuma & Lance

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/deepellum/calendar/11211485/

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