|EOD warriors and their families are all smiles during a day of fun on the water on May 3.|
On May 3, ESA Immediate Past President Dom D'Ascoli spent an afternoon on the water with a handful of American heroes during a weekend of events honoring fallen and injured soldiers who specialize in Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD).
The event was created to give these soldiers, also known as EOD Warriors, a day of fun with their families. The event had everything from jet skiing and water activities to live music and delicious food. The entire event was free for attendees and made wheelchair accessible to accommodate EOD warriors' needs.
The second annual get together was held during EOD Memorial Week and was hosted by volunteers Dan and Cheryl Rogers at their home in Niceville, Fla. for the Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides assistance to wounded and fallen EOD personnel.
ESA has made a tradition of honoring the men and women in our armed forces through ESA Gives Back, an ongoing
program that engages association leadership, members, and staff in supporting
charitable and philanthropic initiatives. Last year, ESA donated more than $20,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project® through ESA Gives Back.
This year, the Warrior Dog Foundation has been selected as the charity of choice for ESA Gives Back.