U.S. Army Officer Injured in Iraq War to Speak at EagleBank Bowl Charitable Event on 12/16 at Policy in D.C.

Come celebrate at a kick-off party as we gear up for UCLA versus Temple in the 2009 EagleBank Bowl.

The EagleBank Bowl today announced that it is holding a charitable event this Wednesday, December 16, at Policy in Washington, D.C., where guests will have the opportunity to hear from a retired U.S. Army officer who was injured in the line of duty.

Claude J. Boushey Sr., a 25-year member of the Army who lives in La Plata, Md., will speak about the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit organization that provides programs and services to assist injured veterans during their recovery and rehabilitation.   

Boushey will also talk about his own life as a chief warrant officer for the Army, including when he was injured in the Iraq War in 2004 as the result of a helicopter crash.

“We’re honored that Claude is taking the time to share some of his personal experiences in the Army, as well as raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project, a critically important organization and the EagleBank Bowl’s charitable partner in 2009,” says Marie Rudolph, a co-founder of the EagleBank Bowl. “I also want to thank our friends at Policy for providing a wonderful venue to host this event.”

The event will run from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, and Policy will provide light appetizers sponsored by Quality First Mortgage (www.qfmortgage.com). Drink specials include two for one beers, as well as $5.00-$6.00 beers, wine and specialty cocktails.

There is a $10.00 suggested donation, and all donations and a percentage of bar sales from the event will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

Policy is located at 1904 14th St NW. The nearest Metro station is U Street-Cardozo. For more information, please call Policy at 202-387-7654 or visit www.policydc.com.

The 2009 EagleBank Bowl will take place at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, December 29, broadcast live on ESPN from the historic RFK Stadium. In this year’s game, UCLA will battle Temple. The EagleBank Bowl is the first and only major college-football bowl game in the nation’s capital.

A charitable and community event, the EagleBank this year has partnered with the Wounded Warrior Project, and profits from the 2009 game will benefit this vital organization that supports the men and women who make countless sacrifices to protect our country’s freedom.