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This was orginally scheduled for Saturday July 20th, 2013 in University Place, WA

Event was merged into our Veteran Appreciation Event in parking lot of the Tacoma Rainiers.





Join us for a FREE day of fun for all ages at the Narrows Plaza Bowl in University Place, WA.

The main intention of this event is to create a no stress day of FUN that is FREE to Service Members, Veterans, and their Families.

Following is the 2012 version of Operation Fun in Pierce County.  We are in the planning process for the 2013 event and encourage you to join our planning team, email rod.wittmier at na2evs dot org.

Pierce County TV report of Operation Fun
NW Military reports on the planning of Operation Fun
Click here for Photo Album on Facebook

Click here for Event Poster
Click here to listen to Radio Announcement

This event is designed to inform our Active Duty & Past Duty Veterans of Pierce County of the many local organizations that support and appreciate them.  By creating community around our service members, veterans, and their families we support our mission to End Veteran Suicide.  Personal connections made during Operation Fun with organizations and individuals will make a huge difference in the lives of many!

Singles and families will start their day of fun at the parking lot of the Narrows Plaza Bowl.  They will receive a passport to be signed as they visit select vendor booths.  Once the family presents their vendor signed passport it will allow them to go Bowling (and other pending activities) free of charge!  They will enjoy free entertainment on the stage with activities and lots of fun.  Food will be available to purchase. The day is like an open house, in that the attendees will be arriving and leaving across the entire day.

Date and Time:  Saturday, November 3rd, with hours of 10 AM – 4 PM

Cost:  FREE to Service Members, Veterans & their families (with proof of ID), all others are $10.

Location:  Parking lot of Narrows Plaza Bowl, 2200 Mildred St W., University Place, WA

This great event is possible through the collaboration of the following organizations: Metro Parks Tacoma, Army OneSource, WA National Guard J9/JSS, Entertainment Masters and the Veterans Family Fund of America.

Timeline for Saturday Nov. 3rd:

Time Description
9:45 am Registration and Vendor Booths open
10:00 am MAIN STAGE - Opening Ceremonies
     Joint Color Guard – Curtis HS NJROTC Cadets
      National Anthem – Carrie Kay        
      Welcome Speaker – Kathryn Hobbs
10:30 am MAIN STAGE - Rhythm of Life Drum Circle
ROLLIN 253 - Metro Parks Tacoma (Seated Volleyball)
11:30 am MAIN STAGE - Lamonte  (Gospel Vocalist)
NARROWS BOWL - FREE Bowling Begins
12:00 pm MAIN STAGE - John Leonard & Bob McCluskey (Guitar Harmonica dual)
NORTH OF SPECTATOR TENT - Metro Parks Tacoma (wheelchair basketball)
1:00 pm MAIN STAGE – Max Renshaw (Patriotic Singer)
NORTH OF SPECTATOR TENT - Metro Parks Tacoma (wheelchair basketball)
2:00 pm Announcements – Promotions from our Sponsors
2:30 pm MAIN STAGE - Accidental Heros - Tim Monahan
3:45 pm MAIN STAGE - Closing Ceremony
4:00 pm Operation Fun Ends until 2013...

Other Documents / Links:

Click here for Sponsor/Vendor Packet

Click here for Media Press Release

Click here for Event Postcard

Click here to see our Facebook Event (share/invite others)

Get Involved:

Come be in service as a Volunteer for the day:

   Contact Laurie Sterling: mothersterlings at yahoo dot com

Help us make this event possible by being an Event Sponsor:

  Contact Tommy Carson: tommy.lee.carson at gmail dot com

Provide Entertainment, or support for our event stage:

  Contact Leanna Mason: leamusic at msn dot com

You want to bring Fun by being a Vendor or have general questions:

  Contact Ron Letendre: ronletendre07 at hotmail dot com

Event Sponsor List (check back as it is growing):

White Level - $1000 - $2499

  Narrows Plaza Bowl    
  Galaxy Narrows - Theater

Red Level - $500 - $999

  USO Puget Sound Area
  Odyssey One, Bears Amusement Center
  National University
  TriWest Healthcare Alliance
  AMRAMP Northwest LLC
  Rollin 253
  WA Bounce House
  Entertainment Masters

Passport Level - $250

  Madigan Foundation
  Operation Ward 57
  CranioSacral Therapy - Isabelle Dalton PhD LMP, LLC
  Summit Strength & Conditioning

Gift / Prize Sponsors:

  Johnson, Stone & Pagano, P.S. - Certified Public Accountants
  Dance Theatre Northwest
  Peace Out - Building Teen Philanthropists
  Walt's Tires - (Event Shirts)

 Entertainment & Media Support:

  Accidental Heroes (live at event)
  Pioneer Sports (airplay of PSA)
  Voice On Fire (voicing for PSA)
  John Leonard - DMAV Production (live at event, also Writing / Recording music & PSA creation)
  Carrie Kay (national anthem)
  Max Renshaw (live at event)
  KLAY Radio (airplay of PSA)
  Rhythm of Life Drum Circle - Melissa Preston & Kirt Ottosen


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