Never Quit Challenge Stages

Stage Four: Virginia Beach, Virginia

September 9th, 2013



Connected Warrior Foundation NQC Information Page


Connected Warrior is Proud to Announce the Fundraising Location for the NQC Virginia Beach Stop!

Introducing SMOKED OUT



The Never Quit Challenge's anchor fundraiser spot is scheduled for Virginia Beach, VA. Home of warfighters, teams and the East Coast Advantage for warrior ethos, we are going to PARTY LIKE A PIRATE! Smoked Out, Fine Meats and Spirits is our host location. We are proud to be affiliated with this amazing local establishment. We will be having live entertainment and charity auctions to benefit our NQC Charities.Connected Warrior Foundation is our anchor charity hosting this NQC fundraiser, we are really looking forward to 'Party Like A Pirate'.


You have to bring your best Pirate interpretation as we celebrate our 1,600 mile Jet Ski adventure.


Smoked Out is located at 1375 Oceana Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23454


We hope to have you join us on September 9th, 2013 at 6:30pm

Check out SMOKED OUT on YELP!

Smoked Out fine meats and spirits is a local owned and operated company. Serving high quality grass fed meats and fresh local produce. Specializing in smoked BBQ and chicken. We serve over 5 flavors of smoked BBQ as well as delicious fresh cut steaks. We also have a vegan friendly menu to dine with as well. Looking to come in for happy hour specials this is the place to be with a hefty size lunch specials running daily. 


Heading out for a night on the town this is guaranteed to by a 1 stop spot! the staff is amazing the vibes are whats expected of to have a good time. We also have a huge outdoor patio with dinning fire pits and a patio bar! Big stage with sound system perfect for live bands and DJs.


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A tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization, the Connected Warrior Foundation (CWF) was founded in Maryland in 2012. The charter of the Foundation is to fund programs and support activities that successfully empower wounded veterans, improving their quality of life by keeping them connected to their families, friends, community and the world.


It is the CWF’s intention to continue to support wounded vets by raising awareness and support through such means as technology (existing as well as innovative), events, blogs, resources and community outreach. With the generous contributions of individual donors and in partnership with Google, Inc. and, CWF delivers Android devices such as Kindle Fire and Nexus tablet computer reading and web devices to wounded veterans at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, San Antonio Military Medical Center in TX and Freedom Station in San Diego, CA. The aim of the Foundation is connection—both human and technological—and the provision of much-needed support and resources.


Connected Warrior Foundation serves veterans—whether newly-injured or on the path to recovery over an extended period of time—who have suffered severe physical and/or emotional ‘invisible’ wounds (PTSD) received during the course of combat in Iraq or Afghanistan post 9/11 on behalf of the United States of America.




Operation Google Gadgets


We are partnering with Google, Inc. to ensure that every single physically wounded combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan post 9/11 receives a Google Nexus tablet device for their use.  


Operation Feeks’ Fires & 7s


Established in honor of Navy SEAL Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Feeks who was killed in action in Afghanistan on August 16, 2012, these programs provides Kindle Fires and Nexus 7 tablet computer reading and web devices to combat veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan post 9/11 with invisible wounds (PTSD).


Connected Warrior/CRAB Sailing Team:


In partnership with Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating, Inc. (CRAB) through CRAB’s new Wounded Warrior Sailing Squadron initiative, CWF is forming a sailing team of wounded veterans that will compete in several regattas and clinics in 2013. The CWF Sailing Team program engages our warriors to embrace the Corinthian spirit and build their confidence through sailing. Team members, all of whom have served honorably in combat in Afghanistan or Iraq post 9/11, suffer from a wide range of injuries, both physical and emotional. The intention of the program encourages vets to overcome any sense of limitation from their injuries and incites them to regain the sense of camaraderie they experienced during their military service. Sailing is a therapeutic outlet that connects participants with nature and allows them to harness its power to achieve a cohesive goal.