The Range 702 Veteran Employees to Run A 5K in Support of Local Heroes
The Range 702 Range Masters Bryan Colston, United States Navy, and Carlos Campos, United States Marine Corps, will run alongside other Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans to support local heroes in need of housing during the 5K for Heroes.
The community can take part in helping some of these veterans get back on their feet by sponsoring The Range 702 employees and veterans, Bryan and Carlos, who will both be running in the 5K presented by America Helping Heroes and Horses4Heroes.
As a former Air Rescue Swimmer in the U.S. Navy stationed in Coronado, CA for nine years, Bryan is now employed at The Range 702 as Lead Range Master and provides one-on-one firearm training for customers and tourists. “I’m in charge of over 10 Range Safety Officers at The Range 702, all of whom are ex-military, so leading by example is an important part of my job,” said Bryan. “Since supporting fellow veterans is a priority for me, runs with a cause like this are very close to my heart…plus, this is a great opportunity to get in shape for my wedding in September.” Bryan will be joined in the 5K by his The Range 702 colleague, Carlos, who is ex US Marine Corps.
5K for Heroes will be held June 15 at Sunset Park at 2601 E. Sunset Road from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds raised will be used to help house and care for local heroes who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sponsorship information can be found at The Range 702 or online at americahelpingheroes.org/5kFundraise.html. To participate in 5K for Heroes call 888-270-4055 or visit americahelpingheroes.org.
“There are so many young veterans living in local homeless shelters due to unemployment and an overall lack of care,” said Angela Alegna, founder of America Helping Heroes and author of Coming Home Moving Forward – Obliterating the Seven Obstacles of Life After War. “Can you imagine serving your country and winding up with no work or place to live? I have met many of these young veterans and their being homeless is absurd and unjust.”
“The participation of The Range 702 is particularly moving because they are showing support to their peers and fellow veterans,” Angela continued. “These guys are simply amazing. The Range 702 has many employees who have served in our current conflicts. I love any business that supports our newest veterans!”
Founded by author/musician Angela Alegna, America Helping Heroes is a grassroots community by community movement dedicated to the well-being of our post 9/11 combat veterans.
Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Las Vegas, Horses4Heroes is building a nationwide network of family-friendly, kid-friendly horseback riding facilities and equine-related service providers that support our mission to make horseback riding affordable for, and accessible to the families of the heroes in our communities including, but not limited to: military personnel (active duty and veterans), law enforcement officers, firefighters/EMTs, critical care and hospice nurses, special needs school teachers and families who are struggling with serious, chronic illnesses and/or disabilities.
The Range 702 is the largest indoor shooting facility in Nevada, located in a 55,000 square foot shooting range at 4699 S. Dean Martin Dr. Featuring 25 shooting lanes that incorporate the latest advancements, equipment and technology in the firearms industry, a seven-lane VIP room complete with leather couches and chairs, pool table, darts and big screen televisions, an extensive line of guns for rent and sale, gunsmithing services, firearms safety and training classes and the state-of-the-art PRISim system. Easily accessible for locals and tourists, The Range 702 is open seven days per week from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Guests must be 18 years or older with a valid ID to shoot. Children must be 10 years of age or older and must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. For more information on The Range 702 and available classes and packages, call 702-485-3232. For more information, visit www.therange702.com. Follow The Range 702 on Facebook/ Twitter.