Featured Events

At Hope For The Warriors, your safety is our top priority, especially with the ongoing impact of COVID-19. We encourage event participants to follow the CDC’s safety guidelines, as well as state and local guidelines concerning COVID. Let’s stay safe and protect others as we gather to support HOPE!

That’s why Hope For The Warriors means so much to me and my husband. It not only made it possible for me to study art, it gave me a safe place to share my experience with others going through something similar. It even helped me understand what my husband and I need to care for ourselves and each other.

—Military Caregiver Sarah Dale

Eighth Annual New York Sporting Clay Shoot @ ORVIS SANDANONA SHOOTING GROUNDS
May 17 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Kayak for the Warriors 5K and 10K @ Inn at Pine Knoll Shores
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Kayak for the Warriors 5K and 10K @ Inn at Pine Knoll Shores

We kick off our Kayak for the Warrior activities by hosting a 5K  and 10K Beach Run on Saturday, May 25, 2019. These runs will be electronically timed by Run the East, a professional race timing service of North Carolina. For more race timing info please see www.runtheeast.com. The event fee for the 5K is $25 and the fee for the 10K is $30, both include a t-shirt.  All runners will line up with the elite runners in front, casual runners next. All runners start at 8:00 a.m.

The race course for the 5K will begin on the beach near the Inn at Pine Knoll Shores and proceed east towards Indian Beach. Both races will remain on the beach.  Run times will be posted on this site just as we do with the Kayak race with special note to the top three finishers in several age and gender groups

The age and gender groups are as follows:

  • Females 15 and Under
  • Females 16 – 65
  • Females 66+
  • Male 15 and Under
  • Males 16 -65
  • Males 66+

There is parking at the common beach access parking across the street from the Inn at Pine Knoll Shores, the Beacon’s Reach Management Association parking lot, and behind the Beacon’s Reach Management office in the landscape field (both off of 58).  Two portable potties will be located at the Inn at Pine Knoll Shores next to common beach access.

For more information visit: http://k4tw.org/blog/?fw-event=k4tw-5k-and-10k-run

Kayak for the Warriors Warrior Reception and Auctions @ NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kayak for the Warriors Warrior Reception and Auctions @ NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

On Thursday evening May 30, 2019, at 6:00 PM, the annual Warrior Reception with its two auctions (Live and Silent) will be held at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.This event, which especially honors our combat wounded, is also intended to recognize all of our veterans.

This is a delightfully entertaining evening for everyone. For an admission fee of $10, you gain admittance to the aquarium and all its exhibits and are invited to enjoy some of the finest food our local restaurants provide. One serving of beer or wine is included, as is unlimited water or soda. Additional wine/beer can be purchased for $2 per serving.

Please stroll through the galleries and take a few minutes to place a bid on one of the silent auction items.The Silent Auction will feature 100 items by local artists and craftsmen as well as items donated by local merchants. We will also have raffle tickets for sale, for a chance at some unique items.

Additionally, there will be a Live Auction featuring the antics of “Auctioneers on Deck” in the Aquarium Auditorium. There will be another 25 or so large ticket items in the Live Auction.
Last year these items included a kayak, beach cruiser, football tickets, hotels and vacation, golf outings, hang gliding, professional services, a beautiful hand-made quilt, fabulous stained glass, wooden art pieces and more. This year will feature the same caliber of items. Please plan to take your items home on the night of the auction as we will be charging a $20 holding fee per item to transport & hold the items at Town Hall.

We look forward to a fun evening, with entertainment, great auction items, good food and friends. We hope you participate generously for the benefit of our combat wounded.

Food Lion Thriller on the Griller for Hope For The Warriors Store 1251 @ Food Lion Store #1251
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
10th Annual ASA Run For The Warriors @ Orange County Convention Center, South Concourse
Oct 20 @ 7:00 am – 10:30 am
10th Annual ASA Run For The Warriors @ Orange County Convention Center, South Concourse

10th Annual ASA Run For The Warriors presented by the American Society of Anesthesiologists. South Concourse bus lanes, Orange County Convention Center. Select Crowdrise fundraising during registration to set up your individual or team fundraising page! 5k – $25. Shirt Cut Off is Sept 30. Day of pricing increases to $30. Packet Pick Up and Onsite Registration, Sat Oct 19th 7am to 3pm at Orange County Convention Center West Concourse – Level 1. Race Day: Ceremony 6:45am, race begins 7:00am

Hope For The Warriors 10th Annual Clay Shoot @ Orvis Sandanona
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Hope For The Warriors 10th Annual Clay Shoot @ Orvis Sandanona

Let’s SHOOT DOWN PTSD with Hope For The Warriors.

Nearly 300,000 veterans who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan are currently dealing with the effects and challenges of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), according to the Veterans Administration.

This year, we’re aiming to bring awareness of PTSD in the veteran community and showing how Hope For The Warriors walks alongside veterans and their families as they navigate life after service. Programs offered by Hope For The Warriors help build resiliency, which is critical to combating the effects of post-traumatic stress.

Hope For The Warriors advocates for the entire military family by offering numerous programs and activities for post-traumatic growth. Once the seed of HOPE is planted, our goal is to help them feel connected and to thrive.

Together, we can have a life-changing impact on the warrior community. It goes deeper than an appreciation for the sacrifices and challenges of all of our veterans and their families. It’s about investing in programs and services, as well as the people, who are dedicated to fostering that growth and success.

Join us on May 7, 2021 at the 10th Annual New York Sporting Clay Shoot and help Hope For The Warriors SHOOT DOWN PTSD!

Register your team or get your ticket now by clicking the REGISTER/SPONSOR button here! Unable to attend this exciting event, become a sponsor and show your support. Or just make a donation today!