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President George W. Bush to Host 3rd Annual W100K Mountain Bike Ride for Wounded Warriors at Prairie Chapel Ranch
President George W. Bush will host the third annual W100K on May 23-25, 2013 at President and Mrs. Bush’s Prairie Chapel Ranch near Crawford, TX. Fourteen members of United States service personnel who were seriously wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan will participate in this year’s 100-kilometer mountain bike ride. The W100K, part of the Bush Institute's Military Service Initiative, highlights the bravery and sacrifice of warriors and recognizes organizations that support America’s heroes.
The W100K also heralds the significant contributions of organizations that support these heroes and their families while they are gone and when they return home. Organizations represented on this year’s ride include the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge, Team 4MIL and the Navy Seal Foundation.
The Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative is dedicated to serving members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families and has a special focus on those wounded in the Global War on Terror. The Initiative has two programs: Team 43 Sports, including the W100K and Warrior Open Golf Tournament, and the Circles of Excellence Program, dedicated to supporting the needs of our nation’s veterans.
The 2017 Warrior Open in Photos
The 2017 Warrior Open reunited past Team 43 members for a weekend of golf and camaraderie. Most importantly, they told the stories of their journeys since returning home.
Invisible Wounds: Hearing from a Father Who Lost His Son to an Invisible Injury
This week, the Bush Center will host its 6th annual W100K, a 100-kilometer mountain bike ride for seriously wounded or injured post-9/11 veterans and military personnel. This event spotlights the effectiveness of sport in helping our service men and women recover from their visible and invisible wounds. Today, we hear from Major General Mark Graham, U.S. Army (Retired), who serves as Senior Director of Rutgers University's Behavioral Health Care National Call Center, about losing one son to a visible injury and another son to an invisible injury. My wife Carol and I discovered the power of connection after the tragic deaths of both of our sons. Just eight months before our oldest son Jeffrey was killed in Iraq by an IED, we lost our younger son Kevin to suicide. We knew our son, Kevin was sad, we just didn’t know he could die from being too sad. Our sons died fighting different battles. On June 21, 2003 we lost our son K
Highlights from the 2016 W100K from Crawford, Texas
President George W. Bush hosted the 6th Annual W100K, a three-day, 100 kilometer mountain bike ride with servicemen and women injured in since 9/11, September 29 - October 1.