At the Wounded Warrior Project's first-ever VetFest
on Aug. 4, attendees can catch up on Veterans Affairs information, slide into new opportunities, and maybe even hit a career home run.
Between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Sky Sox Stadium, veterans and their families will enjoy a softball tournament while taking part in a Veterans Affairs town hall and claims clinic, a career fair with more than 40 local employers, and a resource fair with up to 50 service organizations. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from vendors.
The event, also sponsored by the state and local posts of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, is free for all attendees, including the general public.
"It’s a chance for veterans to go to one location, get information about the VA, register with the VA and link up with all of the resources that are available to them here in the local community," says Veterans of Foreign Wars District 5 Commander Anthony Archer. "Plus the comradeship of veterans from all generations getting together."
And a dose of friendly competition: The Colorado Springs Fire Department, Wounded Warrior Project and Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center are among the organizations vying for victory in the all-day softball tournament.
Here's the full schedule from the Colorado Springs Sky Sox
Softball Tournament, Job Fair, Town Hall Begins
Claims Clinic / Mobile Clinic Opens, Town Hall Ends
Job Fair Ends
Championship Game Begins, Claims Clinic / Mobile Clinic Ends
Trophy Presentation, Closing Remarks