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Annual Fundraiser Brings Communities Together to Have Fun and Support Our Vets

Power Breezer in a hanger with military airplane as soldiers reach inside portable cooler

Every year, the Dougherty Valley/San Ramon (DVSR) Rotary Club hosts their V3 Hopfest, a bike ride and celebration that helps fundraise for the Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation. By helping wounded veterans transition back into civilian life, this scholarship is a powerful way to support this country’s heroes. Breezer Mobile Cooling shares the Rotary Club’s commitment to aiding wounded veterans and joined in the fun and the fundraising on September 16.

Breezer recognizes that organizations should reinvest both time and money into their communities whenever possible. America relies on the bravery and strength of its veterans, and Breezer proudly shows appreciation by providing the military with mobile cooling systems, as well as expanding that assistance into civilian life after duty.

The Veterans Victory Velo is held every year, with several organizations coming together, offering products and services to make this event a success. When all the racers arrive at their destination, the proceeds benefit both the DVSR Rotary Club as well as the Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation.

The Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation aids wounded veterans in transitioning back into civilian life. They provide scholarships for college as well as vocational school that ease the stressful process of acclimating and settling into a civilian routine. Along with helping to establish our wounded warriors, the Sentinel aims to boost awareness of this vulnerable population of veterans and inspire local communities to throw their support behind these young men and women.

After a bike ride with routes running up to 100 miles long, the racers gather together for a free meal and entertainment. Community sponsors bring live music, food trucks, and a beer festival with a growing list of participating breweries. It isn’t often that we can come together as a community to help our wounded veterans seek out new opportunities for success while having a blast, so when it does happen, it’s a very special day.

Veterans are some of America’s most important citizens, putting their lives on the line to preserve our freedom. When they finish their tours of duty and return home injured, it’s our responsibility as a nation and a community to pool our resources and invest in their success. Breezer Mobile Cooling proudly supports the military, both active duty and our veterans. We appreciated the opportunity to be a part of such a great event.

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