• September 5th- ORIENTATION in Key West Florida
• September 6th-Depart from Key West Florida to Miami
• September 7th- Jacksonville, Florida
• September 8th – Charleston, South Carolina
• September 9th - Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina (fuel stop)
• September 9th - NSW Virginia Beach, Virginia (Evening Fundraising Party hosted by Connected Warrior Foundation at Smoked Out)
• September 10th - Atlantic City (Beach Haven), New Jersey
• September 11th New York City, NY (Fundraiser)
FLOAT PLAN REGISTRY
Here is a float plan that shows the vessel arrival destinations for emergency use
Never Quit Challenge Float Plan Registry
Stage One: Never Quit Challenge Key West, Florida
September 5th, 2013
THE HOG’S BREATH SALOON IN KEY WEST, FLORIDA!
“Hog’s Breath is better than no breath at all!”
The World Famous Hog’s Breath Saloon in beautiful Key West, Florida is the kickoff location for the Never Quit Challenge on September 5th, 2013. This is where all the #NQC teams will gather with Trident Outdoor Adventure and a fun party will commence with staff, patrons and supporters. We will have a lot of military personnel coming to pay their respects as well as emergency responders. What better location in Key West than to kick it up at the Hog's Breath Salon!
The Hog’s Breath Saloon has been a popular “Key West Watering Hole” with locals and visitors for nearly 25 years. Have a cold drink or dine in an outdoor tropical setting or choose the comfort of our air conditioned inside dining and bar area.
The Hog’s Breath features daily live entertainment with the very best in local and national bands. Watch what’s happening live at the Hog’s Breath Saloon on one of our 3 web cams. A trip to the Hog’s Breath would not be complete without a world famous t-shirt available in our mercantile store.
If you can’t get here in person all of the Hog’s Breath merchandise is available at our online store. Conveniently located at the corner of Front and Duval Streets in the heart of Old Town Key West there is always something special going on at the Hog’s Breath. Be sure to make us your first and last stop while visiting Key West and remember….HOG’S BREATH IS BETTER THAN NO BREATH AT ALL!
HISTORY: The fishing and diving is good in Key West, but the night life fit right into the program. Since then it’s become the most popular locals bar on Duval Street. It is also a big hit with tourists looking to blend in with a Key West flair. The raw bar features local seafood, and the grill takes care of everyone else’s taste. No one leaves town without a Hog’s Breath T-shirt!
Stage Two: Never Quit Challenge Miami, Florida
September 6th, 2013
Rickenbacker Marina, Inc. is a Family operated, full service marina that has been offering its customers friendly and professional dockage, dry storage, fuel, and maintenance services since 1983.
Rickenbacker Marine Website
Rickenbacker Marina Facebook Page
- Office Hours
- 8:30 am - 5:30 pm / 7 days a week.
- Dry Storage Hours
- 8:30 am - 5:30 pm / 7 days a week.
Summer Months (June - October) :
7:00 am - 8:00 pm / Saturday & Sunday
The marina office is open every day except (Thanksgiving Day, December 24th after 12:00pm, Christmas Day, December 31st after 12:00pm, and New Year's Day).
3301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Rickenbacker Marina offers both 110V-30 Amp and 220V-50 Amp electric hook-ups and all its slips are serviced by Bell South's telephone connections.
- 24 hr dockside assistance
- Showers and laundry rooms
Water, Electricity, Phone hook-ups, Dock Attendants, Showers, Laundry Facilities for Our Live-Aboards
Fine Restaurants within walking distance
3201 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, Florida • Tel: (305) 361-3818
- Rickenbacker Marina offers 24 hour security as well as over 70 digital surveillance cameras recording at times.
- 24 hour dockhand assitance is also available.
- Fuel dock facilities are located mouth of our main channel.
- Pump-Out Service
- Live bait for sale at the Fuel dock
Certified & Insured Mechanics Professional Service
- Fiberglass Experts
- Maintenance For Your Boat
- Full Detail
Boat Charters for Fishing or Cruising
Freedom Boat Club - Ph: 1-866-390-2628
Visit website •
Tropicalboat Charters, Inc - Ph: 786-218-3030
Tropical Boat • Caribbean Yacht Charters
Marine Retail and Convenient Store that offers:
Sodas • Sandwiches • Beer • Ice • Ice-Cream • Bait & Tackle
Parts delivered in 24 hrs.
- Rickenbacker Marina
Stage Three: Never Quit Challenge, Jacksonville, Florida
September 7th, 2013
Stage Four: Virginia Beach, Virginia
September 9th, 2013
Connected Warrior is Proud to Announce the Fundraising Location for the NQC Virginia Beach Stop!
Introducing SMOKED OUT
PARTY LIKE A PIRATE
ABOUT CONNECTED WARRIOR FOUNDATION
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 Amazon.com, 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.
Stage Five: Atlantic City (Beach Haven), New Jersey
September 10th, 2013
Stage Six Fundraiser Gala: New York City, New York
September 11th, 2013