Alpha Phi Omega, a student organization dedicated to service at USF, is establishing a laser tag competition to assist service members who have been injured in the line of duty. All proceeds from the laser tag competition will be donated to the nonprofit organization Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), and will support a full range of programs and services for this generation of injured veterans and their families.
Over 47,000 servicemen and women have been injured in the recent military conflicts. In addition to the physical wounds, it is estimated as many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds of war including combat-related stress, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Another 320,000 are believed to have experienced a traumatic brain injury while on deployment.
WWP’s 18 programs and services are uniquely structured to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment and engagement.
Alpha Phi Omega (APO) is a nationally recognized co-ed service based fraternity, founded on the principles of Leadership, Friendship, and Service. Members dedicate themselves to serving APO, and guiding the Fraternity, as they strive to serve those on USF’s campus, in the community and in the nation.
APO is hosting a laser tag competition at Temple Terrace Sports, on 5311 E Busch Blvd. The event will be held in a tournament style. A portion of each participant’s entrance fee goes to the WWP, as well as any donations both before and during the event.
Anyone interested in signing up for the event, either as a team or as an individual, can do so online at apolasertag.eventbrite.com.
About Wounded Warrior Project TM
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP) is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.