CARLSBAD, CA – Jeff Fishman, United Cinema Group (UCG) and ‘Auto X’ announce the start of the 2015 Warrior Cobra Drive benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation along with the Semper Fi Fund to raise awareness and support for these special charitable organizations assisting Veterans and their families on Monday June 15, 2015 from Cavallo’s Motor Sports, located at 6010 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, California 92011, near the Camp Pendleton Marine Base.
In support of these very special organizations, United Cinema Group is producing an Episodic Social Media Series documenting the Warrior Cobra Drive to raise awareness of and find donations for Special Operations Warrior Foundation along with the Semper Fi Fund. This 20‐day road rally drive begins Monday June 15, 2015 from Carlsbad, California near Camp Pendleton, California and travels to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, stopping along the way for as many as 20 Fund Raising Events, Press Conferences and a show of local support. In addition to each Charity’s official Websites, donations can be made directly at http://www.gofundme.com/warriorcobradrive where proceeds will be split equally between both organizations.
United Cinema Group Executive Producer Jeff Fishman remarks, “We consider it an honor and our responsibility to be able to support both the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and the Semper Fi Fund as their work has a direct and immediate positive impact upon the families of those who have given their last full measure to protect us.” Fishman went on to comment, “Providing security for their families, as they once protected ours, is the moral obligation of all Americans and may be the best way to thank our Heroes.” On June 15, 2015, a Back Draft Shelby Cobra will be driven by Richard Rutherford and his son from Carlsbad, near Camp Pendleton and arrive at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina on the 4th of July. The Warrior Cobra will be driven across America to raise awareness and donations for these charities at Press Conference Events where support can be shown via Instagram / social media provided at each Event. A donation is encouraged but not mandatory. Supporters are encouraged to sign a large Poster‐sized ‘Thank You Card’ at each Event; that will be presented to the troops at Camp Lejeune during a 4th of July Event for the Troops.
About Special Operations Warrior Foundation
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation ensures full financial assistance for a post‐secondary degree from an accredited two or four‐year college, university, technical or trade school; as well as, family and educational counseling, including in‐home tutoring, to the surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps Special Operations personnel who lost their lives defending America. To learn more visit their website at http://www.specialops.org.
About Semper Fi Fund
The Semper Fi Fund, and its program America’s Fund, provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post 9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families, ensuring that they have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities. Since establishing the Semper Fi Fund in 2004, more than 90,000 grants, totaling more than $106 million in assistance to over 13,700 of our heroes and their families have been issued while maintaining a low 6% overhead. To learn more visit their website at https://semperfifund.org.
About United Cinema Group
United Cinema Group, LLC, (UCG) was launched in 2010 by its current management bringing Award winning successes; including among others: 2008 Best Comedy Special ALMA Award for Showtime Comedy Special ‘Hick‐Spanic’, a Home Media Magazine 2008 Best Stand‐Up Comedy DVD Award after ‘Hick‐Spanic’ DVD sales went Gold; as well as, an earlier 2002 Guardian of the Earth Award for ‘Water crisis’. Jeff Fishman, one of UCG’s founding members and current Managing Member, sits at UCG’s helm. UCG is a boutique entertainment company developing, producing, distributing and leveraging Film, TV‐Cable, Social Media, Live Event, Music Artist and Documentary Entertainment across all distribution formats. Jeff has participated as a Panel Member/Speaker at NAB, NATPE, consulted as an Entertainment Industry expert and imparted his experience as an Adjunct Professor: in addition to being an Entertainment Industry Mentor. Jeff, an Entertainment Technology early adapter, Beta tested for the first Computer‐Telephony integration in 1991; participated in the Amanda VLOG, the first use of Social Media to launch Ford’s Focus in a complete Online Marketing / Entertainment experience; as well as, entering strategic relationships that allow the use of new technologies throughout the entire spectrum of Entertainment and Entertainment Distribution. Jeff is credited with negotiating and structuring the first Ad Spot‐like Mobile content purchase with Wizzard Media extending an entertainment reach across all distribution formats on an economically sound, up‐front and revenue sharing fees, basis.
About Corporate Supporters
Generous corporate affiliates that have contributed to the success of this charity project include: Family Beautiful Magazine, Summit Racing, G2 Printing & Graphics, Sticker City, Tina Stull Racing, Sam Ash Music, Hagerty Insurance, Toyota Corporate, Red Oven Artisan Pizza, Farrels Ice Cream Parlors, Irwindale Speedway, Meguiar’s, FinishLine, cargoPal, MDI International, several Ford and Harley Davidson Dealerships, Michele Marden Travel, United Cinema Group LLC, Homeexchange.com and many Airbnb participants.