Past Events

Jumping for a Purpose XII

A biannual, skydiving, empowerment event

October 13, 2018

Skydive Suffolk

1200 Gene Bolton Drive, Suffolk, VA 23434

Schedule of Events:

9:45am-10:30am Memorial/Celebration of Life Ceremony for Ron Condrey

10:30am-11:00am Jumping for a Purpose Opening Ceremony

National Anthem sung by (London Boyd)

Flag Jump by (Skydive Suffolk)

Remarks by:

Presenting Sponsor Geico (Holley Brogan)

CWC Founder and Executive Director (Jay Redman)

11:00am-6:00pm DJ Entertainment by Astro Entertainment

11:00am-5:00pm Warriors and Gold Star Jumps

11:00-5:00pm Vendor Food Service and drinks available to public

Remarks by Entertainment Sponsors:

Eric Ellingson and Michael Schwarting

12:30-2:30pm Live Entertainment by Kaboombox

3:30-5:30pm Live Entertainment by School of Rock

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Our mission is to "inspire combat-wounded warriors to overcome," by mitigating the effects of trauma, expanding personal capabilities, and inspiring our heroes to find individual and unique purpose to create the life and future they desire. One of the ways we do this is through empowerment events. Our signature event for empowerment is Jumping for a Purpose. CWC holds two of these each year, once in the summer and once in the fall, where we bring combat-wounded warriors and Gold Star family members from around the nation and give them the opportunity to skydive. As we jokingly say, "we throw banged up people out of perfectly good airplanes.” Before every skydive, CWC founder and wounded Navy SEAL, Jason Redman, talks to them about living greatly and overcoming adversity. He encourages them to understand that life did not end despite loss or injury and the only limitations we have in this life are the ones we place on ourselves. Jumping for a Purpose is a huge festival that brings the community together to show their support for our nation's warriors and the sacrifice they made. Please consider becoming a sponsor for this impactful event. Your financial support helps offset the travel costs and jump fees for our wounded warriors, their families and the families of the fallen. Sponsorships are customized to the vision and values of each individual company.

Words from our Heroes

I wanted to email you to thank you for your assistance as well as everyone's assistance at Wounded Wear for helping me with the modification of my clothing. I have only had the new adapted clothing for a week now and it is already helping me live a much more comfortable life. Thank you so much for your help.

2018 Jumping for a Purpose Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Entertainment Sponsor

In memory of MSgt (Retired) Donald Polcyn


Travel Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Lift Sponsors



Jumper Sponsors

Sherry Apel

Michelle and Paul Ekoniak

Berkley & Barbara Pickels

The Targett Family

Nancy & Dan Reno

Carolyn & Rhett Riddle   and Kathy & Bill Stearns













In Memory of SSGT William Bryan Nelson USMC

Lodging Sponsors

The Edwards Family

In Honor of CDR Al Carpenter, USN (Ret)


Special Thanks

PepsiCo Norfolk