What people are saying about Skydiving For Veterans

“I am SO excited to be able to participate in our skydiving event! I’ve wanted to skydive for years and this is an opportunity to cross it off my bucket list for a such a good cause! We will be able to help support so many local veterans and have a great time doing it!”

Brigitte EricksonPWAPF Board Member

“The men and woman of the US military deserve so much. Having two children serving currently (one is in the reserves) and a nephew who did a couple of tours in Iraq, including the six day fight at Fallujah, really makes me ponder the effects on these young people and the help we Americans can give them to show our appreciation and support. This skydive is a unique opportunity to get involved, feel like a contributor (literally) and to give something back. It not only is the “party with a purpose” but the ‘party that will make all who attend most definitely feel alive and appreciative for those soldiers who have sacrificed so much for America’. Come skydive or just come bear witness to an incredible day of help!”

Mike NylandPWAPF Board Member

“I started flying airplanes at a young age (18) and especially enjoyed aerobatics such as spins going straight down. I also enjoyed diving, springboard and platform, which involved falling straight down, so I can’t imagine anything more exhilarating than a long term dive before pulling the rip-cord.”

Dick WrightAll around good guy and 83 years young

“I am very excited that we will be doing the Skydiving for Veterans event on the anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944. We take so much for granted the freedom and liberty we enjoy living in the USA. The sacrifices that our veterans have made throughout our great history is why we get to live in the greatest country on the planet. I never thought I would ever jump out of a plane. However, knowing it will benefit the men and women who jump out of planes and do all the other things to protect us, I gladly will accept the challenge!  It will be a tremendous day for all who support this event as well as for the organizations and causes it supports.”


- Evan Connell PWAPF Board Member

“My name is Crystal Mai Purdy. I am the Athletic Director of the Portland chapter of Team RWB (Red, White and Blue). We are a non-profit veteran organization whose mission is to “enrich the lives of America’s veterans.” We achieve this through physical and social activity. I am also the location manager (licensed funeral director) at Lincoln Memorial Park & Funeral Home. Through my work I have had the privilege of serving hundreds of veterans and veteran families as they transition through the most difficult times of their lives.  I am proud to head the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veteran Burial program in our local area, through which some of our homeless and indigent veterans receive proper and dignified burials. Finally, I serve on the board of the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation. We are a non-profit organization comprised of professionals who are trained to respond in the event of a law enforcement line-of-duty death. My passion is “SERVICE,” and I am honored to jump and raise money to support our nation’s heroes.”

Crystal PurdyTeam Red, White and Blue - Portland Chapter

For more information, please call: 503-201-8839 or Email: info@PWAPF.org