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Show your support of our country’s military veterans by joining the 2018 Holy City SwimJam on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. on Isle of Palms, benefiting Operation Restored Warrior (ORW). The SwimJam, presented by the Holy City Veterans Foundation, is supporting ORW with a competitive open water swim (three distances: 5K, 2.5 mile and 1 mile) and an afternoon beach-concert at The Windjammer located at 1008 Ocean Blvd, 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., performed by Triangle Blue Grass, Natty Grass and headlined by Simplified. Race registration and concert tickets to support Operation Restored Warrior are available at swimjam.org.

Operation Restored Warrior supports veterans and their battles with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), combat related stress (CRS), physical wounds, depression and more through multi-day programs in Colorado providing them with networking, therapy and the support they need upon returning home and long after. ORW offers their programs free-of-cost to veterans in need, completely supported by donations and volunteer staff. One hundred percent of proceeds from the 2018 Holy City SwimJam swim and concert will be donated to Operation Restored Warrior and their efforts to rescue, rebuild and restore our military veterans.

Entry for the swim competition is $60 for 1 mile, $80 for 2.5 mile and $100 for the 5k swim or $25 for youth swimmers under the age of 18. Registration includes one concert ticket per entry, an official SwimJam long sleeve technical t-shirt and swimmer swag. Top swimmers will be awarded custom mini paddles and 15-30 minute helicopter rides from Holy City Helicopter. General admission tickets to the SwimJam concert are $25, food and beverages available for purchase at the Windjammer. Concert ticket holders will also have access to the Windjammer’s evening live music without re-admission. Register for the race or purchase concert tickets to support Operation Restored Warrior at swimjam.org.

This family friendly event will start opening ceremonies at 9 a.m. including the National Anthem performed by Wando High School Chorus, presentation of colors form the Wando High School JROTC and a live parachute beach jump from the Red Bull Jump Team. The open water swim will start at 9:30 a.m. off the shores of the VFW #3137 and The Windjammer, at 1008 Ocean Blvd. Swimmer’s will be presented their awards on the beach stage at 12:30 p.m. and live music will kick off at 1:30 p.m.

For more information, visit swimjam.org or email info@swimjam.org.