SENATOR BALL TO TAKE BREAK FROM POLITICS

Ball to Compete in “Tough Mudder” to Raise Money for Wounded Warriors

Carmel, N.Y. – (10/19/12) – This Saturday, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), the Chairman of the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, will take a day off the campaign trail to compete in a “Tough Mudder” to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

According to the website, “Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses, half a million inspiring participants, and more than $3 million raised for the Wounded Warrior Project, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world.”

“Never before have so few carried the weight of Democracy for so many. Our special forces, active duty, reservists and all men and women in uniform are on the front lines of protecting a freedom that many, if not most, take for granted,” said Senator Greg Ball. “Honestly, I am out of shape and well beyond my days at the Air Force Academy, this is not going to be a walk in the park. This race is not going to be easy, but it sure as hell is easier than what our active duty service men and women, and those combat forces who have served from WWII until today, have gone through and go through, everyday. It is my honor to enlist in this cause!”

Senator Ball created a team back in August and invited others to join on his Facebook page. His press secretary, Joe Bachmeier and 12 others will join Ball this Saturday to compete in the race to help raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

For more information or to speak with Senator Ball, please contact Joe Bachmeier at 845-200-9716.

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About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →
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