Our last Salute to American Heroes for a while will be October 19, 2023! Please save the date. We are very excited to have an internationally-known Wounded/Recovering Veteran be our Special Guest for our final year — Hari Budha Magar, former Royal British Gurkha fighter and renowned Disabled Rights advocate. Hari is a double above-the-knee […]
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Salute to American Heroes 9 – the NASCAR Year!
It was a “One in a Million” year. Unilever sponsored a NASCAR Xfinity Race Car with JR Motorsports and the Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon image raced at Charlotte Motor Speedway May 28. Well, our driver, Justin Allgaier, made it to our Gala, even if only briefly for a few hours, since he had to be in Miami, […]
RACE CAR Weekend
Mooresville, NC, 26 May — An Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon team of military Veterans and their caregivers/family and a core group of Volunteers spent several days in NC visiting the JR Motorsports Shop, touring a local lake on a dinner cruise and attending the ALSCO 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Xfinity race. The reason? […]
Unilever/Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon NASCAR Simulator visiting Military Bases
Exciting news – a NASCAR Xfinity race car simulator for the Unilever/Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon Car #7 driven by Justin Allgaier on May 28th at Charlotte Motor Speedway will be visiting the following military bases: So very cool. SSgt Garret K. and his family stopped by the simulator and his daughter drove the car, while at the […]
Veterans Day 2021 – Race Car Unveil
CLICK ON LEARN MORE BELOW and click on picture of the Race car to see the tweet from JR Motorsports. On Veterans Day, 2021, Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon volunteers were treated to a tour of JR Motorsports in Mooresville, NC. Along with the tour came the unveiling of an exciting new paint scheme for the Xfinity Chevy […]
SALUTE 8 was a great success!!
SALUTE 8 was WONDERFUL! Thanks to everyone who attended our Gala, our Sponsors, Benefactors, Donors, Volunteers and our Great Team!. CLICK ON IMAGE BELOW TO WATCH VIDEO! CLICK ON IMAGE ABOVE TO WATCH VIDEO! Our KEYNOTE SPEAKER was MG (Ret) Jemal J. Beale.. Thank you so much for being part of this event General! Major […]
Subaru of America Share the Love
For the last eight years, Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon has been honored to be a local Subaru Share the Love charity for Liberty Subaru of Emerson, NJ. The end of year 2020 event was no different and AaSP was fortunate enough to receive over $47,000 from Subaru of America and Liberty Subaru. The monies will go to […]
Super Bowl Party 2021
This year’s Super Bowl Party was cancelled due to COVID. In 2020, our last Super Bowl Party for the wounded/recovering Veterans at the Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Center was a great success. AaSP joined Camp4Heroes, FDNY and the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski Memorial Foundation and it was wonderful. The game was exciting, we gave out […]
January 2020 Closeout Pack
Our Closeout Pack on Jan 28, 2020, was a successful way to close out inventory from Christmas that was still valuable to our Troops – and to make way for our new Spring inventory. A team from Equity 3 Real Estate, led by Rob Delcalzo, Principal, staffed the pack along with some of our AaSP […]
Walter Reed Xmas Party 2019
For the last 15 years or so, Captain “Woody” Woodall, retired Raleigh, NC, Fire Captain and President of Camp4Heroes, has put on a Christmas party at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon has been a major sponsor of that party for years. Helping AaSP with financial and gift donations are Unilever’s Military […]
Lara’s Xmas Pack
Every year, Lara Spina, one of our Trustees, gathers her friends and they buy Christmas presents for our Adoptees. This year was no different and we had quite a selection of goodies to box up and send to our brave Men and Women serving overseas. The boxes were repackaged “as is” into corrugated cartons (with […]
2019 Holiday Pack
Another great Holiday Pack (Thanksgiving/Christmas) was held on 19 November at the Unilever warehouse in Cresskill, NJ. In addition to the Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon volunteers, a team from Just Born Confections, one of AaSP’s Benefactors, came from Bethlehem, PA, to help in the packing festivities. Over 300 boxes were assembled with care and sent off to […]