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NVLSP Celebrates Third Annual Row for Warriors

Released 9/6/18 | Tags: Supporters

NVLSP Celebrates Third Annual Row for Warriors
Achieves New High in Participation –

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 6, 2018
PHOTOS AVAILABLE

WASHINGTON – National Veterans Legal Services Program’s (NVLSP) Row for Warriors 2018, a competitive Dragon Boat rowing event, achieved a new high in participation with approximately 130 volunteers.

“We are delighted with the enthusiasm and generosity that our supporters demonstrated this year, “said Bart Stichman, executive director of NVLSP. “It is gratifying to see Row for Warriors grow every year. This event will go a long way to help build awareness of NVLSP and the work we do to help veterans secure the benefits they are due.”

Row for Warriors is the signature event of The Advisory Council for NVLSP. The dragon boat race helps to raise funds and awareness of NVLSP’s mission to ensure our nation’s active duty personnel and veterans receive the disability benefits to which they are entitled. Row for Warriors was part of the Annual Capital Dragon Boat Regatta at The Wharf.

Law firms and companies that sponsored and participated in the event included Berkeley Research Group, LLC; Covington & Burling LLP; DLA Piper; Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP; Latham & Watkins LLP; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Sidley Austin LLP; and White & Case LLP.

For the past 38 years, NVLSP has fought tirelessly to help veterans claim their rightful benefits and reform the VA benefits system. NVLSP was pivotal in securing the passage of critical legislation which allows veterans to appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. NVLSP has also represented veterans in lawsuits that compelled enforcement of the law where the VA or other military services denied benefits to veterans in violation of the law.  NVLSP’s success in these lawsuits has resulted in more than $5.2 billion dollars being awarded in disability and death benefits to hundreds of thousands of veterans and their survivors.

About NVLSP
The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is an independent, nonprofit veterans service organization that has served active duty military personnel and veterans since 1980. NVLSP strives to ensure that our nation honors its commitment to its 22 million veterans and active duty personnel by ensuring they have the benefits they have earned through their service to our country. NVLSP offers training for attorneys and other advocates; connects veterans and active duty personnel with pro bono legal help when seeking disability benefits; publishes the nation's definitive guide on veteran benefits; and represents and litigates for veterans and their families before the VA, military discharge review agencies and federal courts. For more information go to www.nvlsp.org.

PHOTOS AVAILABLE
Photos are available for download at this link or by emailing ami@steppingstoneLLC.com or patty@nvlsp.org.

Photo 1: The National Veterans Legal Services Program’s (NVLSP) 2018 Row for Warriors at the Annual Capital Dragon Boat Regatta! Above sponsors Berkeley Research Group and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP ready to hit the water! NVLSP is a nonprofit organization that has worked since 1980 to ensure that the government delivers to our nation's 22 million veterans and active duty personnel the benefits to which they are entitled because of disabilities resulting from their military service to our country (http://www.nvlsp.org/).

Photo 2: The Covington & Burling LLP team captured bronze at the National Veterans Legal Services Program’s (NVLSP) Third Annual Row for Warriors 2018, a competitive Dragon Boat rowing event on Saturday, August 25. Row for Warriors is the signature event of The Advisory Council for NVLSP. The dragon boat race helps to raise funds and awareness of NVLSP’s mission to ensure our nation’s active duty personnel and veterans receive the disability benefits to which they are entitled. Row for Warriors was part of the Annual Capital Dragon Boat Regatta at The Wharf. For more information on NVLSP, go to www.nvlsp.org.

Photo 3: DLA Piper were full speed ahead at the National Veterans Legal Services Program’s (NVLSP) Third Annual Row for Warriors 2018. Row for Warriors is the signature event of The Advisory Council for NVLSP. The dragon boat race helps to raise funds and awareness of NVLSP’s mission to ensure our nation’s 22 million active duty personnel and veterans receive the disability benefits to which they are entitled. Row for Warriors was part of the Annual Capital Dragon Boat Regatta at The Wharf. For more information on NVLSP, go to www.nvlsp.org.

Photo 4: The National Veterans Legal Services Program’s (NVLSP) 2018 Row for Warriors at the Annual Capital Dragon Boat Regatta! Above sponsor Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner wins silver! NVLSP is a nonprofit organization that has worked since 1980 to ensure that the government delivers to our nation's 22 million veterans and active duty personnel the benefits to which they are entitled because of disabilities resulting from their military service to our country (http://www.nvlsp.org/).Finnegan team takes Silver!

Photo 5: Sidley Austin LLP brought their team spirit to the National Veterans Legal Services Program’s (NVLSP) Third Annual Row for Warriors 2018, a competitive Dragon Boat rowing event on Saturday, August 25. Row for Warriors is the signature event of The Advisory Council for NVLSP. The dragon boat race helps to raise funds and awareness of NVLSP’s mission to ensure our nation’s active duty personnel and veterans receive the disability benefits to which they are entitled. Row for Warriors was part of the Annual Capital Dragon Boat Regatta at The Wharf. For more information on NVLSP, go to www.nvlsp.org.

Photo 6: The National Veterans Legal Services Program’s (NVLSP) 2018 Row for Warriors at the Annual Capital Dragon Boat Regatta! Above team White & Case 1 defended their 2017 title and won gold! NVLSP is a nonprofit organization that has worked since 1980 to ensure that the government delivers to our nation's 22 million veterans and active duty personnel the benefits to which they are entitled because of disabilities resulting from their military service to our country (http://www.nvlsp.org/).

Photo 7: On August 25, 2018, the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) hosted the third annual Row for Warriors, a Dragon Boat race held as part of the Annual Capital Dragon Boat Regatta.  The picture above shows one of the eight event sponsors, White & Case LLP, preparing to race. NVLSP is a nonprofit organization that has worked since 1980 to ensure that the government delivers to our nation's 22 million veterans and active duty personnel the benefits to which they are entitled because of disabilities resulting from their military service to our country (http://www.nvlsp.org/).  Row for Warriors is an annual event to raise funds for and awareness of NVLSP.  Firms or companies interested in participating in next year’s Row for Warriors should contact Katherine Mann at katherinem@nvslp.org.

Photo 8: Advisory Council Chair Matt Frutig addresses the volunteer rowers at the National Veterans Legal Services Program’s (NVLSP) Third Annual Row for Warriors 2018, a competitive Dragon Boat rowing event on Saturday, August 25. Row for Warriors is the signature event of The Advisory Council for NVLSP. The dragon boat race helps to raise funds and awareness of NVLSP’s mission to ensure our nation’s active duty personnel and veterans receive the disability benefits to which they are entitled. Row for Warriors was part of the Annual Capital Dragon Boat Regatta at The Wharf. For more information on NVLSP, go to www.nvlsp.org.

Photo 9: Teams Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner and DLA Piper giving it their all at the National Veterans Legal Services Program’s (NVLSP) Third Annual Row for Warriors 2018, a competitive Dragon Boat rowing event on Saturday, August 25. Row for Warriors is the signature event of The Advisory Council for NVLSP. The dragon boat race helps to raise funds and awareness of NVLSP’s mission to ensure our nation’s active duty personnel and veterans receive the disability benefits to which they are entitled. Row for Warriors was part of the Annual Capital Dragon Boat Regatta at The Wharf. For more information on NVLSP, go to www.nvlsp.org.

Photo 10: NVLSP Advisory Council Member John Niles and NVLSP Board Member Richard Coe at the National Veterans Legal Services Program’s (NVLSP) Third Annual Row for Warriors 2018, a competitive Dragon Boat rowing event on Saturday, August 25. Row for Warriors is the signature event of The Advisory Council for NVLSP. The dragon boat race helps to raise funds and awareness of NVLSP’s mission to ensure our nation’s active duty personnel and veterans receive the disability benefits to which they are entitled. Row for Warriors was part of the Annual Capital Dragon Boat Regatta at The Wharf. For more information on NVLSP, go to www.nvlsp.org.

Photo 11: National Veterans Legal Services Program Executive (NVLSP) Director Bart Stichman and his staff welcomed a record number of participants at the group’s Third Annual Row for Warriors 2018, a competitive Dragon Boat rowing event on Saturday, August 25. Row for Warriors is the signature event of The Advisory Council for NVLSP. The dragon boat race helps to raise funds and awareness of NVLSP’s mission to ensure our nation’s active duty personnel and veterans receive the disability benefits to which they are entitled. Row for Warriors was part of the Annual Capital Dragon Boat Regatta at The Wharf. For more information on NVLSP, go to www.nvlsp.org.

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