Monthly Archives: April 2014

East Alabama Office Ribbon Cutting!

Our new East Alabama office is up and running! To celebrate, we are holding a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, May 6th. The office is located at 3601 C Summerville Rd., Phenix City, AL 36867. The ceremony will begin at 2:00pm and refreshments will follow. We’d love to see you there!


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Mazda Military Appreciation-Free Race Admission/Hospitality

Mazdas53NoBackgroundLR.jpgIn honor of National Military Appreciation Month (May), Freedom Autosport has teamed up with Mazda and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to provide FREE general admission to all active military in uniform and veterans with military ID who attend the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix, powered by Mazda on Saturday May 3. The day will include opportunities for VIP hot laps, autograph sessions, tech talks, driver meet and greets, and garage tours, and feature a special Military Hospitality Area sponsored by Freedom Autosport and MAZDA Motorsports.

Free lunch will be provided for active military, veterans and families.

Freedom Autosport will also be providing free t-shirts to military families while supplies last

The Monterey Peninsula’s love affair with world-class racing traces its beginnings to the inaugural running of the Pebble Beach Road Races in 1950. Those sports car events quickly outgrew the public roads of the Del Monte Forest yet the popularity of the races and the financial impact on the community had impressed the military authorities at Fort Ord and they wanted to pick up where Pebble Beach left off. In 1957 the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP), a group of local businessmen dedicated to keeping sports car racing alive on the Monterey Peninsula, began negotiations with the Army to build a race track on Fort Ord property. Major General W.M. Breckenridge cut the ribbon at the new facility for its first race November 9, 1957.

In addition, there is a 30% military discount on tickets for Friday and Sunday . Please contact the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca ticket office in advance at 800-327-7322 to receive the military discount.  Click HERE for more information about the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix, powered by Mazda, May 2-4.


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Swing “Fore” Children with Cancer

Swing “Fore” Children with Cancer is an annual father-child/grandfather-grandchild golf tournament that increases awareness about the Crim Fund and raises funds to support the Pediatric Oncology program at Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children. Proceeds will provide games, toys, and financial support for pediatric cancer patients and their families as well as college scholarships for children who have completed their treatment.

Dr. Crim called SSV to offer a spot to play in the tournament to two Veterans and their child or grandchild. If you are a Veteran interested in playing please contact Shannon Drake through email ( or by phone (256.883.7035).

Monday, June 16*

at The Ledges

11:30 a.m. – Registration & Lunch

1:00 p.m. – Shotgun Start

Dinner & Awards immediately following play.

*Practice round tee times may be scheduled for the week prior to the tournament. Please contact the Ledges Pro Shop to reserve tee time (256) 883-4191

About the Tournament

Format: Two person best ball

Tournament Fee: $300 per 2-person team – includes lunch, awards dinner, snack bag, player gift, and 2 rounds of golf for each player (practice round and tournament play)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Father-Daughter or Grandfather-Granddaughter teams
  • Father-Son/Grandfather-Grandson teams
  • Child must be 10 years of age or older & able to play golf
  • Children are divided into age divisions:
    • 10 yo – 14 yo
    • 15 yo – 17 yo
    • 18 yo +
  • All players must have golf handicap

About the Fund

The Dr. Frank Crim Compassion Fund for Children with Cancer was established by Betty and Philip Bentley in honor of their dear friend. The purpose of the fund is to provide for the special needs of local children and families of children with cancer and blood disorders. These patients are treated at Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children.



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Huntsville forum will give veterans opportunity to discuss benefits, healthcare and more







(Original article by Leada Gore.  Retrieved from

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Madison County veterans will have a chance to speak out on issues that are important to them at an upcoming forum.

Rep. Mo Brooks will host the forum April 17 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Huntsville/Madison County Public Library’s auditorium.

Local veterans will have the opportunity to speak directly with representatives from the Montgomery VA Regional Office, Birmingham VA Medical Center, Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs, Still Serving Veterans, and Madison County Veterans Service Office about issues including benefits, education, healthcare, and the claims backlog.


Redstone Arsenal Prescription Take Back Spring 2014

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and government, community, public health and law enforcement partners announced a nationwide prescription drug “Take-Back” initiative that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft. DEA will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction at sites nationwide on Saturday, 19 April 2014, from 10 A.M.-2 P.M. local time.  The Redstone Arsenal Exchange, Building 3220 will be this years’ take-back location.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse.  Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are increasing at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.

Got Drugs?
Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal.
Med-Rid Services will be present for sharp disposal.
Saturday, 19 April 2014
10am – 2pm
@ The Exchange

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GENTIVA Hospice Grief Camp for Kids



Offered at no charge and run by clinical experts who understand the healing process, Camp I Believe is a place for children ages 7-14 who have experienced the loss of a family member to come to heal, play and grow. For more information, see the camp brochure.

Children do not have to be affiliated with Hospice, and only need to have experienced a loss to participate.



To apply for a given date and location, please download the appropriate application:

Date Facility Name City Application
June 6-8 Blue Springs Baptist Conf. Ctr. Marianna, FL Download
July 11-13 Camp Forest Glen Huntsville, TX Download
July 25-27 Children’s Harbor Alexander City, AL Download
August 4-7 YMCA Camp Copneconic Fenton, MI Download
August 8-10 Camp Lake Stephens Oxford, MS Download
August 8-10 Marietta Baptist Camp Marietta, SC Download
August 12 Johnson Street Church San Angelo, TX Download
August 29-31 YMCA Camp Shady Brook Deckers, CO Download
September 6-7 Camp Baldwin Elberta, AL Download
October 18-19 YMCA Camp McConnell Micanopy, FL Download
November 7-9 Camp Will-A-Way Winder, GA Download
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