Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation


In support of the WWIA Foundation and America’s combat wounded Purple Heart veterans, Beach Realty & Construction / Kitty Hawk Rentals and the homeowners of “Southern Comfort” hosts a group of Purple Heart recipients in a Soundfront historic hunting lodge in Powells Point, NC from January 9th – 13th, 2019 for the EIGHTH Annual North Carolina Waterfowl Event.

Event organizer, Brook Sparks of Beach Realty & Construction / Kitty Hawk Rentals, explains,

“The impact this event has on the community is astounding – we all share a common desire to show our appreciation to our veterans. This annual hunt has provided an outlet to show that appreciation for me and many others. Each year, I take great pride in involving AS MANY people & businesses as possible. The hunt has turned into something that the entire community looks forward to. Each contribution makes a substantial difference on the Hero Experience.

I am overwhelmed with the generous contributions from the following local businesses: Currituck Sports, Currituck BBQ, BJ’s BBQ, Spanky’s , Cindy’s Kitchen, Coinjock Marina, Coastal Water, Cotton Gin, Lee’s Septic & Land, Larry Beasley and his crew of guides, Pepsi Bottling Ventures of Elizabeth City, Currituck County Tourism, Kitty Hawk Starbucks, Bazemore Septic, Image Advertising, Kelly’s Tavern (Chesapeake), Red Sky Café, Moneysworth linens, Blue Point, Donut on a Stick, Clean Team, Dorothy & Anthony Twiford, Currituck County Republican Party, Twiford Funeral Home, Billy Rose, Casey Rose Schmid, Shannon Electrical Service, Hardees in Grandy and Beach Realty. Currituck County’s Chief Deputy, Jeff Walker, has helped tremendously by offering to transport the food to Aydlett each morning very early. Currituck County’s Sheriff’s office will, once again, aide in the escort hosted by Ride Captain, David Chappelle and the North Carolina Patriot Guard.

I am also thrilled to involve our younger generations as classes from both Moyock Elementary and Heron Pond Montessori school will welcome the Hero’s with letters and handmade thank you notes. Also, Boy Scouts Troop 117 will provide snacks and treats for the hunt as well as do all the heavy lifting for the event!

There are too many private donors to mention – thank you ALL for the countless contributions which make this year’s event even more special!”

On Sunday January 13th, 2019

At 8:30am sharp on Sunday, January 13th, the Patriot Guard, along with Currituck Sheriff’s Deputies, Fire Departments and local bikers, will be escorting these heroes North along on Caratoke Hwy 158. They will be departing from the Kilmarlic Club in Powells Point (8:30a) to the Virginia State line. The significance of the escort is great. Symbolically, we (bikers and citizens) are protecting the very individuals that have protected us and paid the price. Once the group leaves the state line, they will be traveling to the Norfolk Airport. Please, as in years, past, gather in visible locations along Caratoke Hwy to show your support. These amazing men have sacrificed so much to protect us, please take a moment to honor those who have served to protect our freedom. For more information on this event please visit beachrealtync.com/wwia. For more information on the WWIA Foundation, please visit: WWIAF.org

The Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation Inc. (WWIA) serves our Nation’s combat wounded Purple Heart recipients by providing world-class outdoor sporting activities as a means to recognize and honor their sacrifice, encourage independence and connections with communities, and promote healing and wellness through camaraderie and a shared passion for the outdoors.