In 2011 the Texas Legislature designated March as “Women Veterans Month” to honor women Veterans from all branches of service. On Saturday, March 8, the Women Veterans Initiative at the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC), in partnership with the Girl Scouts of Central Texas and the F7 Group, is hosting a Rock Your Camo 5K and Cookie Pack in recognition of all our women Veterans.
“The event will bring the community together to raise awareness for Women Veterans Month,” said Carrie Sconza, the Women Veterans Outreach Coordinator at TVC. “We also want Texas women Veterans to know that the Women Veterans Initiative is here to assist them with benefits, employment and expert referral resources.”
The Rock Your Camo 5K and Cookie Pack will take place in Austin at Camp Mabry, and registration is currently open. All participants will receive a goodie bag, a t-shirt, snacks and more. The Girl Scouts will be boxing cookies to send to our troops, and the 36th ID Band will be playing 80’s and 90’s music. The day is filled with family-friendly activities including camo face painting, a soccer kick, football toss and an obstacle course. There will also be prizes for best camo-dressed participant, best camo-dressed kid and for the largest camo-dressed organization participating as a group.
We here at the Texas Veterans Land Board are very excited to support the TVC in their mission by participating in this event and we invite all of you to join us. You can walk or run the course at your own pace. Don’t hold back, paint your face or put on every piece of camo clothing that you own! Bring your family, friends and co-workers, and help us support our women Veterans by ROCKING YOUR CAMO!
Saturday, March 8, 2014
7:00 – 9:00 a.m. – Registration Packet Pick-Up
9:30 a.m. – Rock Your Camo 5K Run/Walk
10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m. – Cookie Drop, Entertainment & Food
Camp Mabry, 2200 W 35th St, Austin, TX 78703
(A photo I.D. will be required for entry into Camp Mabry. Children may accompany an adult with an I.D.)
$10- Veteran, Active Duty, National Guard & Students
Free- Girl Scouts & Children Under Five
Click here to register!