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Welcome to Team MN

 

History of Team Minnesota - WWP

 

Army Captain Matt Cavanaugh, a 2 Deployment Iraqi War Veteran, & Tom Cocchiarella, a USAF Cold War Veteran, started WWP Team Minnesota in September 2008. Tom & Matt become good friends as old fashioned "Pen Pals" during Matt's two tours in Iraq during the first & third years of the war. Later, Matt had just visited a friend and NCO who was severely wounded by an explosion in 2006 and discovered the work that the Wounded Warrior Project was doing to help this Soldier and his family. WWP Team Minnesota was born, and in the first 5 years we raised $245,000.00 in support of WWP efforts. With many more wounded since, and knowing the long term rehabilitation needs, we continue our quest to help our Wounded Warriors as all Volunteer fund raisers! While our fundraising helps all Wounded Warriors and their families across the United States, we try to keep a strong focus on Minnesota's 1000+ Veterans registered with the Wounded Warrior Project.

In January of 2009, the St. Paul Winter Carnival was about to crown a new Royal Family and "Vulcan Krewe", when Tom was introduced to Vulcanus Rex (Joe Vogel). Joe, himself a Marine Veteran, asked his Krewe to 'Adopt WWP as their primary charity" and we have been working together as a team since! This team has come together to build awareness for WWP Programs & Services, as well as raise a significant amount of money for the WWP Programs to operate. 

We are very proud that our events have been put together by all volunteers, with donated facilities; services, products, food, etc. so that 100% of the funds we collect are donated to WWP to help our wounded and their families!


Links about WWP and our Team Minnesota Wounded Warrior Project work: 

http://www.startribune.com/local/42283757.html?elr=KArksUUUU

(Star Tribune Story on Matt & Tom WWP efforts on 4/1/09)

 
(NPR's "The Story" -  30 min Radio program - about Matt & Tom & the TransRockies Run)
(WWP Home Site)
  

 

WWP Team Minnesota 9th Annual Gala

(Date to be determined Fall 2017!)

 

 

Announcing WWP Soldier Ride - Minnesota!

About Soldier Ride:

Soldier Ride ®  is a Wounded Warrior Project  (WWP) physical health and wellness program that empowers wounded veterans to become well-adjusted in body, receiving the care they need to maximize rehabilitation and live active and healthy lives.

(Adaptive bicycles are provided and adjusted to meet each Wounded Warriors unique needs.)

Read more at:   www.woundedwarriorproject.org/programs/soldier-ride.

July 28th & 29th 2017  - Start at 9:00 am! 

St.Paul Route Map for July 28th: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21454296

Minneapolis Route Map July 29thhttps://ridewithgps.com/routes/21671604

Come out anywhere along the route and cheer these Veterans on!

 

 

 

Memorial Donations:

In Memory of Todd E. Johnson

In Memory of Edward A. Kuntz (Army WW II - EOD)

In Memory of Andrew H. Anderson (Navy)

In Memory of Richard (Dick) Clarke (Marines)

In Memory of Marie E. Donahue (Gold Star Mom - Son/Vietnam)

In Memory of Charles L. Steffl (Korean War Veteran)

In Memory of Frank Cocchiarella (Army WWII, Korea, Vietnam)

In Memory of Mariano (Marty) Cocchiarella (Navy WWII)

In Memory of Jim Cocchiarella - Army (Supreme HQ Allied Forces Europe/NATO)

In Memory of Jacob John Jordan Sr. - WW II Navy Veteran

In Memory of Richard R. Lensing

In Memory of Michael P. Schwingle - Vietnam, Marines

In Memory of Virgil Brickzen - WWII, Army Air Corps

In Memory of Chuck Haskins

In Memory of Frank Yarusso - US Marines

In Memory of Thomas Steiner - US Army

 

Sports Team Donations:

Thomas Jefferson H.S. Football Team, Bloomington, MN

John F. Kennedy H.S. Football Team, Bloomington, MN

Carlton College Football Team, Northfield, MN

 

Please contact Tom Cocchiarella at TomCocch@yahoo.com with any questions, to make a donation, or to become a sponsor for our 2018 event! 
 

Thanks to our Volunteers, Supporters and all friends of WWP!

 

 

Special Thanks to:

Jimmy's Event Center

Aesop's Table

 

Please contact Jessie Carzoli at:  JCarzoli@woundedwarriorproject.org any questions or for information on hosting your own event!

 

 

Our 2017 Event Sponsors!  

Jimmy's Event Center

Jimmy's Food & Drink

Aesop's Table

Highground cyber

Cataract Lodge #2 A.F. & a.M.

Minnesota Masonic Charities

Integrity M.E.

Viking Automatic Sprinkler Company

University of St. Thomas Choral

Fragneto's, Inc. IT

Forsythe Solutions Group

Lifelong Wealth Advisors

IRIS Consulting Corporation

CCM Property Solutions

KALM Homes

Mary Cocchiarella - brigadoon Realty

Miller Tax Service

Globe Publishing

Cornermark Design, Art & Marketing Services

Western Refining

Klondike Kate's

St. Paul Vulcans 2009 Krewe

Quilts of Valor Ladies

Culvers - Sun Ray & Hudson

 

 

Thank You! 

Many contributors made donations so that Wounded Warrior Family members could attend our benefit at no charge, as well as Army, Air Force, Navy or Marine Cadets who were about to enter Active Duty. Each $60 donation allowed us to invite one of these as Sponsored Guests! Thanks so much to so many of our generous supporters/donors!

 

WWP - Team Minnesota
9187 Cambridge Road
Woodbury, MN 55125
Total Raised

$726,686.84

Funded: 90.84%
Donors
Michelle Doerr
$50.00
7 days ago
Rachel Williams
$100.00
17 days ago
Anonymous
$60.00
27 days ago
Rachel Williams
$100.00
44 days ago
In memory of Lee Camp
$140.00
52 days ago
Gerald C. and Evelyn Spiess
$50.00
77 days ago
Robert A. and Carol J. Lachapelle
$50.00
77 days ago
Robert G. and Janelle M. Warner
$100.00
77 days ago
Deborah Hutterer
$50.00
77 days ago
Deanna J. and Thomas M. Forliti
$25.00
77 days ago
Judy and Greg C. Arko
$25.00
77 days ago
Glenn R. and Kathy A. Lachapelle
$25.00
77 days ago
Lawrence L. and Rolane R. Joyce
$30.00
77 days ago
Anonymous
$100.00
81 days ago
Christine Cocchiarella
$70.00
88 days ago
Brian Bergson
$45.00
88 days ago
Mike and Linda Fiterman Family Foundation
$500.00
88 days ago
Anonymous
$100.00
100 days ago
Bobby and Jan Cocchiarella
$500.00
107 days ago
Diane Lepage
$120.00
109 days ago
Robert and Mary Jo Applewhite
$85.00
109 days ago
Accutech Tooling, Inc.
$60.00
109 days ago
Accutech Tooling, Inc.
$385.00
109 days ago
Minnesota Executive Squire
$250.00
109 days ago
Steven and Susan Gravem
$120.00
109 days ago
Peggy and Robert Miller
$190.00
109 days ago
Scott D. Cocchiarella
$250.00
109 days ago
Dianne and Lawrence Collette
$95.00
109 days ago
Mary Cocchiarella
$360.00
109 days ago
Barbara Laporte
$120.00
109 days ago
Frederick and Terri Edstrom
$620.00
109 days ago
Mark W. Horst
$240.00
109 days ago
Kenneth Rollins
$120.00
109 days ago
David J. Wilkie
$75.00
109 days ago
Bryan Woelfel
$350.00
109 days ago
Richard and Marie Straka
$120.00
109 days ago
Ben and Jill Koestner
$30.00
109 days ago
Valerie K. Haga
$120.00
109 days ago
Minnesota Masonic Charities
$250.00
109 days ago
Frank and Sharon Gurney
$40.00
109 days ago
Frank and Sharon Gurney
$80.00
109 days ago
Susan Carter
$125.00
109 days ago
Susan Carter
$175.00
109 days ago
Jean & Jay and Jay Sortedahl
$100.00
109 days ago
Ann M. Muehlenbein
$60.00
109 days ago
Drkula's 32 Bowl
$700.00
109 days ago
Eric Fisher
$325.00
109 days ago
John Chance
$200.00
109 days ago
Lawrence and Dianne Collette
$360.00
109 days ago
Barbara and Keith Rudolph
$120.00
109 days ago
Northern Tier Energy, LLC
$1,000.00
109 days ago
The Imperial Order of Fire and Brimstone Lt
$1,000.00
109 days ago
Northern Appraisal Services, Inc.
$525.00
109 days ago
Gifford Fitness
$200.00
109 days ago
Gregory Kratz
$100.00
109 days ago
Michelle Chmielewski
$100.00
109 days ago
Thomas and Constance Cocchiarella
$2,000.00
109 days ago
Lila Dumcum
$60.00
109 days ago
Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.
$500.00
109 days ago
Michael F. & Kathleen A. Reeves
$120.00
109 days ago
Annette Cocchiarella
$45.00
109 days ago
Joy L. Kieffer
$60.00
109 days ago
Robert Selden
$25.00
109 days ago
Talent Sap, LLC
$120.00
109 days ago
Anonymous
$25.00
111 days ago
Cataract Lodge No. 2 A. F. and A M Of Minn...
$5,000.00
112 days ago
Minnesota Masonic Charities
$5,000.00
112 days ago
Kimberly Zimmer
$112.00
112 days ago
SONIA NELSON
$315.00
112 days ago
Greg Berg
$525.00
112 days ago
Kenneth Leppla
$1,305.00
112 days ago
Steven Reilly
$137.00
112 days ago
Brian Bergson
$750.00
112 days ago
Angelo Tuccitto
$175.00
112 days ago
Bruce Middleton
$450.00
112 days ago
Sheri Schmidt
$155.00
112 days ago
Colleen Collette
$30.00
112 days ago
Deanna Cocchiarella
$195.00
112 days ago
Joel Hirsch
$200.00
112 days ago
Neal Todd
$100.00
112 days ago
Jennifer Paulson
$85.00
112 days ago
Tina Houle
$37.00
112 days ago
Jason Kelly
$130.00
112 days ago
Laurie Peterman
$230.00
112 days ago
Damion Kosmosky
$325.00
112 days ago
todd halverspn
$85.00
112 days ago
Greg Miller
$230.00
112 days ago
Heather Horst
$465.00
112 days ago
Kathy Skogen
$150.00
112 days ago
Neil Alle
$200.00
112 days ago
Beverly Osborne
$50.00
112 days ago
Kim Tsoukalas
$50.00
112 days ago
James Wiersum
$10.00
112 days ago
Louis Bruno
$600.00
112 days ago
Anonymous
$120.00
115 days ago
Alice A. Jungkunz
$60.00
116 days ago
Carla M. Winecke
$60.00
116 days ago
Laurie Peterman
$120.00
116 days ago
Barbara Mueller
$60.00
116 days ago
Viking Auto Sprinkler Company
$2,500.00
116 days ago
Event

8th Annual Team Minnesota Gala

PS One-of-a-Kind Fundraiser
From:4/2/2017
To:4/2/2017
Location: Jimmy's Event Center