Oaseas Resorts is welcoming warriors to the beach during “Warriors Beach Retreat,” a weekend for wounded soldiers being held on September 17-20. Coordinated/produced by Linda Cope, the retreat weekend has been arranged for approximately 40 wounded soldiers and their families who will enjoy luxury-level lodging provided by Oaseas Resorts and Shores of Panama. The soldiers represent most of the branches of the military and are from all across the country.
Oaseas Resorts’ month-long salute to the military is in keeping with the outreach philosophy of the condominium and rental management company, which represents properties in Panama City Beach and Beaches of South Walton. Members of the military – both retired and active, along with Department of Defense employees, will get 25 percent off rates at all Oaseas Resorts properties during the month of September.
“The staff and management at Oaseas Resorts would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to those who serve, and have served, our country,” said Annie Holcombe, Oaseas Resorts vice president of business development and marketing.
WARRIORS UNWIND ON THE BEACH
As soon as Holcombe learned of the “Warriors Beach Retreat,” she initiated a call to Ms. Cope to offer assistance. Cope’s son, US Army Sgt. Joshua Cope, lost both legs and suffered wounds to both hands in a November, 2006 attack in Iraq after a bomb exploded near his Humvee. She then posted an announcement about the event to a condo owner association’s blog and was met with overwhelming response by individuals wishing to contribute. The Shores of Panama City Beach condominium owners donated 30 units for the event.
Warriors can escape to this 23-story, luxury Gulf-front resort where the amenities — and the view — are unparalleled. Shores of Panama accommodations range from studios to three-bedroom units and are designed to suit any size family, with private decks and Gulf views, a heated indoor pool, in-unit free high-speed Internet access, on-site spa, health center with fitness equipment, sauna, massage therapy, steam room, and more. An enormous Gulf-side lagoon pool with hot tub and tiki bars is set amidst a grand pool deck and in a tropical setting.
Other area businesses have also stepped up to offer everything from meals, deep sea fishing excursions, to free airlift courtesy of Veterans Air Command and transportation from Panama City Toyota. The Wounded Warrior Weekend has become a community event, which the organizers hope to replicate in resort communities around the United States.
Wounded warrior Heath Calhoun, a former member of the 101st Airborne unit and a veteran of the Iraq war, is scheduled to speak at an opening ceremony at the Shrimp Boat Restaurant, and US Army member Daniel Jens, who appeared on the TV show, “America’s Got Talent,” is slated to sing for the troops and their families.
“We are thrilled to be a part of this ‘Warriors Beach Retreat’ and appreciate the opportunity to show our gratitude to the military,” said Holcombe. “We appreciate everything our Armed Forces do for all of us to provide our freedom, and especially for making our nation – and world – a better place to live.”
Oaseas Resorts is a condominium and rental management company in Panama City Beach, Florida that represents only the finest in accommodations, both in value and location. With experience ranging from large upscale projects to smaller high-quality projects and with a team of seasoned executives, the company brings a keen understanding to current trends and market changes to offer clients the best of services in a fast-paced and ever-changing economy. Dynamic and creative, Oaseas Resorts chooses to manage properties along the Gulf Coast that are unique and provide first class experiences to owners and guests alike. To learn more about Oaseas Resorts and its properties, visit www.oaseasresorts.com or call 1-850-249-0109 or 1-877-808-4323.