Cadets from the Murrieta Mesa High School NJROTC on Hand to Help the WAVES Project
The First Annual WAVES Chili Cook-Off was held at Europa Village Friday night. Locals from all over the Valley came out to sample some amazing chili, had a glass or two of wine and helped support the WAVES Wounded Warrior Project. The evening was a big hit for all and over $6,000 was raised. Europa Village also donated an additional 30% of their sales that evening to the cause.
Marina Inserra, the reigning Miss California was on hand to help judge the contest and helped crown the winners of the inaugural competition. Volunteers from Murrieta Mesa’s Navel Junior ROTC were on hand to help dish out the Chili and lend a hand in the evenings festivities.
The WAVES provide an opportunity for Combat Wounded American Veterans and their families to experience scuba diving. Scuba diving can help the wounded warrior by promoting independence and self-confidence in many ways. The veteran will benefit from becoming an underwater equal to able bodied divers and discover new personal goals and opportunities.
If you are, or know of any veterans or wounded warriors who may be interested in the Project WAVES program, please contact: Kristi Underwood at (951) 326-4380 or visit them on the Web at http://wavesproject.org/.