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MEDIA ADVISORY: Legislative Leap postponed to July 21 due to forecast of inclement weather
STATE HOUSE — Because of the forecast of inclement weather, the Legislative Leap, a fundraising event where state legislators and their guests will jump out of an airplane to raise money for the Rhode Island Military Family Relief Fund, which was scheduled for July 7, has been postponed until July 21 at 9 a.m.
Rep. James N. McLaughlin (D-Dist. 57, Cumberland, Central Falls) coordinated the third annual charitable event to raise money for veterans’ relief.
Checks made payable to Rhode Island Military Family Relief Fund may be sent to 645 New London Ave., Cranston, RI 02920.
To honor all five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, each jumper is encouraged to wear a T-shirt representing one of the five armed service branches including the Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy.
Members of the Army National Guard and Reserves, friends and family will be on hand to cheer the legislators as they descend from the sky. The public is invited to attend to witness the jump, which will take place on
Sunday, July 21 at 9 a.m. at Skydive Newport
, 211 Airport Access Road, Middletown.
For more information, contact Representative McLaughlin at (401) 741-1834, Rep. Rep. Samuel A. Azzinaro (D-Dist. 37, Westerly) at (401) 596-1434 or Rep. Camille F.J. Vella-Wilkinson (D-Dist. 21, Warwick) at (401) 528-1733.
For more information, contact:
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903
Lt. Governor's Office
Secretary of State
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