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WWP Team Minnesota

History of Team Minnesota - WWP 

Army Captain Matt Cavanaugh & Tom Cocchiarella, a USAF Vietnam Era 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 past 5 years we have 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. 

In January of 2009, the St. Paul Winter Carnival was about to crown a new Royal Family and a "Vulcan Krewe", when Tom was introduced to Vulcanus Rex (Joe Vogel). Joe, being a Marine Veteran, asked his Krewe to 'Adopt WWP as their primary charity" and we have been working together as a team since! This unlikely 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 with donated facilities; services, products, food, etc. so that 100% of the funds we collect are donated to WWP to help our most severely 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)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNbx1NFdOEI&feature=related

(3 Minute Video on WWP and what funds do)

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbrdY8oCL30&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL6D11C97F6B8BE7D6

(Trace Adkins & West Point Glee Club for WWP - Country Music Awards - 2009)



(WWP Home Site)


Announcing Our 2015 Spring Gala Event!

 March  29th, 2015 

Hosted by:

Jimmy's Event Center! 

http://www.visitjimmys.com/eventcenter.html

Entertainment by:
Deuces Wild - Dueling Piano's!


2015 Tickets now on Sale:
  $60.00 Ea.

(Tickets must be purchased in advance.)

 Please contact Tom Cocchiarella at TomCocch@yahoo.com to purchase tickets , to make a donation, or to become a sponsor for our 2015 event! 


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



 

Special Thanks to:

- Jimmy's Conference & Catering Center!

 - Deuces Wild - Dueling Piano's!  
- Integrity ME
-Occam Group


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


Thank you for your involvement!
Donation Amount: $ *currency shown: US Dollar
Team Fundraising Goal: $500,000.00
Money Raised: $390,687.57
WWP Team MN Contributors
  • Ryan Hondlik
  • Stephanie Lawson
  • Darla Saari
  • Dave and Lori Buller
  • Anonymous Contributor
  • Linda Steinhibel
  • Michelle Chmielewski
  • Anonymous Contributor
  • Annette Cocchiarella
  • Ken Barnhart
  • Marni Hockenberg
  • Anonymous Contributor
  • Anonymous Contributor
  • Anonymous Contributor
  • Mike Wolbrink
  • Lachapelle family
  • Paul Hoff
  • cheri groth
  • Lynne Blass
  • Laura Lindall & Tony Schwartz
  • Deborah Lorsung
  • Heidi Lourey
  • susan mcelligott
  • Cynthia Swanson
  • Patricia C. Haskins
  • Andrea Sandager
  • Craig & Anna Mataczynski
  • Vicki Stavig
  • ROBERT COPELAND
  • Laure Standerwick
  • PeopleFirst HR Solutions
  • Nancy Hillestad
  • Robert Lawrence
  • Kristi Ellis
  • Cassandra Rogers
  • Integrity Medicolegal Enterprises
  • Mike and Kathy Reeves
  • Fitsok
  • Dianne Hatfull
  • Betsy Lulfs
  • Janis Blakesley
  • Larry Debelak
  • Traci Schwab Trust
  • United Steel Workers Local 7263
  • Aesops Table
  • Tom & Connie Cocchiarella
  • Michael and Carmen Nelson
  • Carleton College Football Team
  • Gamma Omega Chapter 5375
  • Ronald Christenson
  • Paul Leidig
  • Robert Kaufman
  • Debra Peters
  • Arnold & Sandra Zimmerman
  • trisha perkins
  • Mrs. Jean Petrie
  • Donna Holm
  • Anonymous Contributor
  • Nancy & Darryl Nelson
  • Duane & Carolyn Blanck
  • Eloise & Walter Shadick
  • Jane & Alan CGunsbury
  • Sharon McClintock
  • Marguerite Baye
  • Carolyn & Delbert Hapke
  • Tom Cocchiarella
  • Dan Friker
  • Scott & Delores Schowalter
  • Richard & Mary C. Schaffer
  • Martin & Cynthia Coughlin
  • Lori & John Hansen
  • Wayne & Pat Nelson
  • Thomas & Margaret Hutsell
  • John & Sherry Larson
  • Louis Hoffman
  • Veronica Gentz-Robinson
  • Laurie Siewert
  • John Lamski
  • Joseph & Monica Glass
  • Louie & Carol Jaskulka
  • Mary Kay Peters
  • Cargill, Inc. TSF
  • Cargill, Inc. TSF
  • Roslyn Harms
  • Carrie Wikman
  • Gary Or Faye Burke
  • MIKE AND LINDA WILTFANG
  • Loran Christianson
  • Margaret Qvale
  • Gregory Barnard
  • Brandon Gast
  • ANDY MCCLEERY
  • Paul Gamst
  • Natasha Cocchiarella
  • Julie B. Duncan
  • Gregory White
  • Robert & Linda Lawrence III
  • Linda & Robert Steinhibel
  • Integrity Me
  • Trisha Perkins
  • Anders J. Haugen
  • Carolyn Chesebrough
  • Michael Morgan
  • James T. Silda
  • Clyde N. Lewandowski
  • Dean Cocchiarella
  • Robert Rewolinski
  • Drkula's 32 Bowl
  • James Straka
  • Tim Tkl Promotionsllc
  • Frederick Edstrom
  • Ann Muehlenbein
  • Dianne Lapage
  • Amanda Meisner
  • Nancy Wallin
  • Lucy Lewandowski
  • Ronald J. Lewandowski
  • Sheila Gibbons
  • Jacquine Register
  • James Silda
  • Mary Sperl
  • Leo Yurek
  • Mark Peterson
  • Leila Campbell
  • Peggy MIller
  • Peggy Miller
  • Mary Cocchiarella
  • Kathy Shellum
  • Traci Walker
  • Marissa Szody
  • Devin Bastemeyer
  • Carolyn Chesebrough
  • Michael Deselich
  • Anna Quinn
  • Jean Sortedahl
  • Rosanne Fidler
  • Joanne Kruse
  • KALM Enterprises LLC
  • Kathleen Reeves
  • Carol Mary Cocchiarella
  • Jamey Worley
  • Dennis Pladson
  • Andrew Bergstrom
  • Colleen Collette
  • David Hutton
  • Marilyn Myers
  • Kim Doffing
  • Dale Seubert
  • Connie Payette
  • Rae Kellgren
  • Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
  • William Brickzen
  • Michael Ahles
  • Joshua Fowler
  • Joe Balster
  • Greg Lee
  • Craig Arneson
  • Diane Schaaf
  • Pete Wegwerth
  • Mary Kay Straka
  • Robert Miller
  • Hary Sauer
  • Deanna Cocchiarella
  • Janice Pasqualini
  • Anna Quinn
  • Carl & Renee Hedstrom
  • Deanna Villar
  • Dave Cocchiarella
  • Catarat Lodge No
  • Tom Brekke
  • Dianne & Lawrence E. Collette
  • Jason Collette
  • Jeffery Lofgren
  • Michael Reeves
  • Robert J. Bowman
  • Martin Cocchiarella
  • Linda & Greg Miller
  • Mary Jo Applewhite
  • James & Nicole Christopherson
  • Kelly Castro
  • Arden Duval
  • David & Deborah Gray
  • John Bryant
  • Jeffery Brown
  • Michelle Misko
  • Bette Geyer
  • Xcel Energy
  • Mark Hager

Our 2015 Event is made possible by these Sponsors!

  

Jimmy's Conference & Event Center 
Integrity ME 
Occam Group
Thomson Reuters
Gerdau Long Steel North America
Life long Wealth Advisors
AESOP’s Table
2009 Vulcan Krewe


Viking Automatic Sprinkler Company


Mason's Lodge #2 A.F & A.M.

Minnesota Masonic Charities
Jimmy's Food & DrinK
Fragneto's, Inc. IT
Cornermark Graphics
Millers Tax Service
Culver's - Hudson & Sun Ray
Kalm Homes, LLC
David Cocchiarella - Keller Williams Realty


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 $50 donation allowed us to invite one of these as Sponsored Guests! Thanks so much to so many of our generous supporters/donors!

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