A good cause on hallowed ground
Christopher R. Townsend, president, Central Florida Navy League, presents a $54,000 check to leading members of the Navy League and Camaraderie Foundation during the closing ceremony of the 9th Annual Wounded Warfighter Lone Sailor 5K/10K race conducted April 14, 2018, at Blue Jacket Park in Orlando, Fla. Townsend, a former Navy commander, worked with his fellow sailors to organize an event dedicated to supporting Central Florida’s veterans. Townsend and his unit handed the project to the Navy League in 2009, who in turn hosted the first Wounded Warfighter Lone Sailor race in 2010. In the ensuing hyears, the Central Florida Navy League has raised more than $400,000 in scholarships, programs and organizations dedicated to supporting service members, veterans and their families. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John L. Carkeet IV, 143d ESC)