Salute to Veterans Gala
The Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America (MPVA), is a Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America based out of Washington D.C. The MPVA serves the entire state of Michigan as a non-profit, 501 (c) 3, organization, that works to enhance the lives of veterans with spinal cord injuries or disease as well as all citizens with disabilities. This year marks the Chapter’s 11th year hosting the Salute to Veterans Gala which will be taking place on Friday, November 14, 2014.
Gala attendees will have the opportunity to hear Nicholas Koulchar, a U.S. Army Veteran, story. Mr. Koulchar is an Iraqi War Veteran who was injured when a Counter Improvised Explosive Device (CIED) punctured the side of the truck he was operating in. The blast caused catastrophic damage to Koulchar’s lower body and left him in a coma for two weeks.
His injury did not stop him. After his recovery, Nick moved back to Michigan where he assists veterans as a National Service Officer for the Disabled American Veterans. Beyond his fulltime job serving veterans, Koulchar has gone on to compete in 9 marathons, including Boston and New York in a handcycle.
In addition to Mr. Koulchar’s attendance, local weather authority and Air Force Veteran, Rich Luterman, of FOX 2 Detroit, will act as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies. The Gala, which will be held at The Suburban Collection Showplace from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, will go on to support the MPVA’s mission and future programs.
If you are interested in attending or sponsoring the Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America’s 11th Annual Salute to Veterans Gala, please contact Jaclyn Kochis, Deputy Executive Director/Development, at (248) 476-9000 ext. 06. Dinner tickets are $75 per person and sponsorships vary. For more information, please download the event brochure by clicking here.