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Boulder Crest Retreat to Receive Grant at 9th Annual American Freedom Festival


Legendary Bands Chicago and Kansas to perform live at American Freedom Foundation benefit concert presented by SKYDEX and CareerBuilder on Saturday, November 10 at Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia

Fairfax, Va. (PRWEB) October 31, 2012

Boulder Crest Retreat,, a rural sanctuary for wounded military warriors and their families – which is currently under construction in Bluemont, Virginia – is one of the local charities that will benefit from the 9th Annual American Freedom Festival Washington, presented by SKYDEX and CareerBuilder. The event will be held on Saturday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m., at the Patriot Center at George Mason University and will feature performances by legendary rock bands, Chicago and Kansas.

The American Freedom Foundation hosts this annual concert to honor U.S. Veterans and men and women of America's armed forces, while benefiting various organizations that serve and support veterans, active duty military, wounded warriors and their families, throughout the country. Ken Falke, a retired U.S. Navy EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) Technician and founder of Boulder Crest Retreat, will join American Freedom Foundation representatives on stage to accept a grant from the Foundation. When Boulder Crest opens in 2013, the retreat center will provide lodging accommodations, non-clinical therapies and recreational activities for wounded military warriors and their families.

“I am very grateful to the American Freedom Foundation for selecting Boulder Crest Retreat as a grant recipient in 2012,”said Ken Falke, Boulder Crest Retreat founder. “This donation, combined with last year's grant award, brings us even closer to realizing our mission of opening our doors, to provide a rural, therapeutic setting for wounded warriors to help them recover. I want to personally thank the Foundation for its generous and continued support of Boulder Crest.”

In addition to the benefit concert, the American Freedom Foundation and CareerBuilder are hosting the 2nd annual Veterans Career Hiring Event at the Patriot Center, earlier that day, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 10. This exciting new addition to the American Freedom Festival Washington will bring together major companies from throughout the Washington Capitol Region, to profile their services and employment opportunities for veterans. Attending military veterans will have the chance to talk with employers, submit qualifications, and even participate in job interviews. Attendance at the Veterans Career Hiring Event is free and open to veterans and active duty military.

Ticket Information: Tickets for the American Freedom Festival at the Patriot Center on Saturday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. are $39.50, $69.50, $89.50 and $139.50 (plus applicable service charges) and go on sale Saturday, September 8 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available through all Ticketmaster outlets, including the Patriot Center box office, online at or via Phonecharge at 800-745-3000. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities by calling 703-993-3035.

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About Boulder Crest Retreat
Located just 50 miles outside of Washington, D.C., in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Bluemont, Va., Boulder Crest Retreat is a rural sanctuary for wounded military warriors and their families to enjoy non-clinical, recreational therapeutic activities aimed at assisting with their physical, mental and spiritual recovery. Currently under constrution, it is slated for opening in 2013. Founded by Ken Falke, a retired US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician, the Retreat is being developed on 37 acres of donated land, with funding and volunteer contributions coming from local and national corporations, non-profit organizations, and private citizens. For more information about Boulder Crest Retreat, or to make a tax deductible donation, please visit

About The American Freedom Foundation
The American Freedom Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 public benefit corporation organized to honor the men and women of America's armed forces, raise awareness for their service and sacrifices and raise money for various organizations that serve and support our Veterans, active duty military, wounded warriors and their families. Special emphasis is directed to welfare and educational issues facing those wounded in action, those disabled and families and children of veterans killed in action in conflicts throughout the world. Throughout its short history, the American Freedom Foundation has made grants in excess of $1.1 million to more than 30 military organizations plus $2.1 million in scholarships via its partnership with Kaplan University. The American Freedom Festivals are a series of concert events that take place across the country featuring music performers, actors, athletes, dignitaries and other supporters, joining together to help support and fulfill the mission of the American Freedom Foundation, Inc.

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