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Patriot Bowl

I don't like war. And I don't like the war in Iraq. But what I really don't like is how our wounded veterans are being treated by the government that sent them into harm's way in the first place.

This leaves me with a couple of choices: Do nothing but bitch to people who can't change a thing anyway, or try to help some of those veterans out on my own. If you feel the same way I do and would like to actually manifest some change yourself, then head over to Brunswick Zone XL, 9225 Kimmer Drive in Lone Tree, on Saturday, July 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. for Bowling for Wounded Heroes.

The evening includes guest appearances by Erik Weihenmayer plus Mammoths and Broncos players, laser tag, bowling, door prizes and a silent auction; proceeds benefit Adaptive Adventures, a non-profit organization helping people with disabilities through outdoor recreational activities. Specifically, the proceeds are going to help Adaptive Adventures help wounded soldiers. Great fun, great cause -- I'm there! Tickets are $50; for information, visit Adaptive Adventures here. Read our full calendar listing here. -- Amber Taufen

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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