Wounded Warrior Project



    To all NEDC Members, NIAAA State Liaisons and State Presidents,

    The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association has selected the Wounded Warrior Project as the 2019 Initiative to help benefit the men and woman of the Wounded Warrior Project. WWP offers 20 holistic programs to wounded service members and their caregivers completely free of charge and 100% of the funds raised through this event go directly to Wounded Warrior Project to help fuel these programs.

    The National Initiative and Assistance Network Committee has set a goal of at least $5 per NIAAA member totaling $56,740.00 nationally. Working together as an association driven to serve, please join us in making a difference with our wounded warriors by encouraging all members of your state to contribute and exceed your goal. To view your States’ 2019 goal click here.

    To participate in the 2019 NIAAA Initiative, go to https://bit.ly/2WcK6oh and click on Donate on the right side of the page. It will direct you to select an amount to donate and then click on Next to go to the payment page. Once you have filled out the page and selected your respective state, it will credit your donation to your state and we will keep a running total of how all our states are doing.  A bit of healthy competition between states and sections will only help the WWP even more.

    If you would like a wounded warrior representative to visit a state function to say a few words please send this form (click here) to [email protected].

    There are several ways that you can reach your state goal, which is listed below. Here are a few examples:

    • Add the $5.00 to your state conference registration
    • Have a collection for the WWP during your state conference
    • Collect donations at your state athletic director’s association’s board meetings
    • You can donate as a state association and also provide the link to individual schools,
      coaches, athletes and parents.


    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either one of us: 

    Joni Pabst, CAA, Chair of the NIAAA National Initiative and Assistance Network [email protected] or 520-906-7252
    Fred Balsamo, CMAA, Vice Chair of the NIAAA National Initiative and Assistance Network [email protected] or 203-605-0553

    Thank you for your support in this worthy cause!