Derby Lane Donates $16,250 to Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge!

Derby Lane Donates $16,250 to Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge!

text-poker-logoPRESS RELEASE: St. Petersburg, Florida. Derby Lane hosted a poker tournament on Saturday, March 12th which raised $16,250 to benefit Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge (CWVC)! For the fourth consecutive year, Derby Lane ( has conducted the event and donated thousands to CWVC.

Derby Lane executives Richard Winning and Steve Hlas are also CWVC Advisory Board members and help support CWVC’s annual SCUBA Challenge. Derby Lane Card Room Manager Pam Buzzetto and Director of Gaming Jeff Gamber organized, promoted, and managed the event, and are planning another poker tournament to benefit CWVC on Memorial Day.

“Steve and Richard have been tremendous supporters of CWVC over the years, both in hosting this great fundraising event and in their direct participation and support of our SCUBA Challenge in Key West” said Neal Harper, CWVC Vice President. “Pam and Jeff do an outstanding job planning and executing the poker tournament, and we can’t thank them enough!”

Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge is a local veteran service organization focused on the rehabilitation and restoration of wounded and injured veterans, and on traumatic brain injury, PTSD, and prosthetic research.

Derby Lane Poker Tournament

Derby Lane Poker Tournament

CWVC 2016Derby Lane Poker Tournament to benefit Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge!

Saturday, March 12th at 1pm

$10,000 Guarantee
10k chips 30 min blinds

1st Place wins Cash + $5000 Vegas Series Event Package
$200 Buy In
($130 + $10 + $10DT + $50 donation)

$10 add on 5K

Enjoy the BBQ Buffet while you play!

In the News:  Reveille Symposium

In the News: Reveille Symposium

Thank you to Howard Altman over at the Tampa Tribune, for writing this about our upcoming Reveille Summit.

TAMPA — For more than five years, the Palm Harbor-based Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge has been taking men and women up tall mountains and down under the sea to help them recover and discover.

But on Friday, the organization, created by retired Navy Capt. David Olson, is taking its efforts to the next level. It is holding an all-day symposium on the best way forward for prosthetics and the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.

The Reveille Symposium, being held at the Renaissance International Plaza Hotel in Tampa, is bringing together some of the top experts in all three fields, says Arlene Gillis, a board member of the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge and director of the College of Orthotics and Prosthetics at St. Petersburg College.

“We are very excited to bring some of the forward thinkers in these areas to Tampa,” Gillis said.

The goal is to create an atmosphere for examining the best practices in each field, share concepts and discover innovations, all aimed at helping wounded, ill and injured veterans.

“We are coming together to help improve the quality of life of some of our military folks, who deserve the best quality of life possible,” Gillis said.

She added that about 100 people are expected to attend, with an audience that includes veterans and students.

The symposium is open to the public, but registration is required. It kicks off with a breakfast at 8:15 a.m., followed by three 75-minute panels and a wrap-up discussion.

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