Homes For The Brave announced today that Collective Soul frontman and lead vocalist Ed Roland has committed to being at the Step Up for the Brave Stadium Stair Climb Challenge to support the organization and the work it does serving veterans and others.
Ed encourages his fans to come out and support the event on Saturday, Sept. 23 in the Ballpark at Harbor Yard stadium in Bridgeport.
Attendees at the event will have an opportunity to get an autograph, take photos and speak with the award-winning founding member of Collective Soul.
— an announcement from Homes for the Brave
Roland’s appearance is an unscheduled stop on the band’s current tour, which includes a performance at Foxwoods Resort Casino the evening prior.
“We are indebted to Ed Roland and the rest of Collective Soul for incorporating this stop into their tour schedule,” said Vince Santilli, CEO and executive director of Homes forthe Brave. “This community event raises funds for Connecticut’s homeless veterans, and Ed Roland is generously lending his support to the work we are doing here.”
Mostly Veterans, Also Others
Proceeds from the challenging event will go to Homes for the Brave, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing safe housing, vocational training, and life skills coaching to homeless individuals, most of whom are veterans.
Collective Soul fans are encouraged to participate in the climb, which follows a guided course along the stadium stairs. Chaz from 99.1 WPLR’s Chaz and AJ morning show will emcee the event. For additional details and to register, visit the organization’s website.
If You’re Going …
The stair climb takes place on Saturday morning, Sept. 23. Check-in begins at 8 a.m., and the event takes place rain or shine, with the climb starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 11 a.m. Awards will be given from 11:15 a.m. to 12 noon to top climbers in multiple age groups. The Ballpark at Harbor Yard is located at 500 Main St. in Bridgeport.
Tickets for the event are on sale now, visit www.HomesForTheBrave.org. A registration fee of $35, or $20 for students with a student ID, includes a light breakfast, a t-shirt and the satisfaction of knowing you’re helping Connecticut’s homeless veterans.
Homes for the Brave is grateful to our generous supporters, including: Tumble Jungle, Bridgeport Bluefish, AT&T Connecticut, Bansley Law, Deadlocked Escape Rooms, Knights of Columbus Park City Council 16 and General Philip Sheridan Assembly 107, Newtown Savings Bank, PSEG Power Connecticut, Spadaccino Realty Team, Trumbull Rotary Club, The WorkPlace, Vazzy’s-The Original, Collective Soul and WPLR.
About ABRI/Homes for the Brave:
Applied Behavioral Rehabilitation Institute (ABRI), doing business as Homes for theBrave, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing safe housing, vocational training, and life skills coaching to homeless individuals, most of whom are veterans.
Since opening in 2002, ABRI has served over 1,100 homeless men and women through its three major programs: Homes for the Brave, Waldorf Permanent Supportive Housing, and Female Soldiers: Forgotten Heroes, Connecticut’s only transitional living facility for homeless female veterans and their children.