We will be holding a beach family fun day to celebrate winning The Mission Continues Platoon of the Year in 2016. Please bring your family along as this will be a great day to relax and spend time together. Also we will have our new Platoon Leader at the event and members that have not yet met him will be able to do so.
We would love to share the day with you all by having a Potluck meal. We are asking that everyone bring either their favorite family dish or recipe. We would rather not spend time cooking and grills are very limited so food should be prepared ahead of time. We will need drinks and ice as well as paper products.
Please register so we have an idea of how many people to expect. Also please email us to let us know what you plan to bring so we make sure that we cover all of our bases.
Lets make this a great celebration of all of our hard work last year as we continue to work diligently to do the same this year.
Virginia Key Beach- NORTH POINT PARK. Please see the links below about the park and directions to the the beach we will be gathered at.
There are several beaches on Virginia Key so please make sure you follow all directions and signs for NORTH POINT PARK. You will enter the park at Arthur Lamb Jr Road. This is the location of the mountain biking trails. You will enter the park and tell them you are attending a veteran event for The Mission Continues and show proper military/veteran ID.
You will follow the road until it forks, go to the right until it forks again and go right once more and will then arrive at the location.
This is the address for the outdoor center located nearby for those who prefer a physical address.
3801 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149
There are bike trails, beach area, volleyball and paddle board and kayak rentals onsite. The Outdoor Center will give veterans a 10% discount on rentals with valid ID. We will set up in the shaded area where picnic tables are located however they are first come first serve at the park.
We look forward to seeing you all! The more the merrier.
Link for Registration: https://www.missioncontinues.org/service-platoon/Miami-1st-platoon Important to do this so we know how many people to expect for space needed and also so waivers are signed ahead of time.
What To Wear :
Bring platoon shirts if you have one
What To Bring :
Drinks for your family; sunblock; toys for kids; bathing suits to swim if you want. Umbrellas or any other beach items you would like for yourself
Parking on site
Certain host organizations, such as schools, may prohibit volunteers with certain types of criminal convictions from participating in a service project. Accordingly, The Mission Continues is requesting your consent to conduct a criminal background check in the event that your Platoon is engaging in a service project with a host organization that requires a criminal background check. By checking the box below, you authorize The Mission Continues to conduct a criminal background check.
If such a background check is required, it will be completed and used in accordance with applicable law. The Mission Continues does not automatically disqualify persons from Platoons based on criminal convictions. We want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to move forward in their lives through service, at the same time that we seek to protect the communities we serve together.