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Fundraiser Event for MSG (Ret.) Mike Sonnenschein

June 22, 2021


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Event Details: A fundraiser event for local Brevard resident and retired military veteran who was critically injured on a mission trip with his wife, Hope Sonnenschein. Come show your support to Mike, and his family with special guest speakers, food and more!

Date: Tuesday June 22nd, 2021 at 6:30pm

What to Expect on June 22, 2021 at Space Coast Complex:

  • LTC (Ret) Tim Thomas:  Welcoming Remarks and Impact of MSG Mike Sonnenschein on the Viera HS Army JROTC program
  • Viera HS Army JROTC Color Guard:  Presentation of Colors
  • Pastor Dave Barnes Calvary Chapel:  Invocation followed by remarks about Mike and Hope’s ministry and its impact on the people in Haiti
  • Donn Weaver Military Officers Association of America:  Remarks of encouragement and MOAAs support for Mike
  • Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey:  Remarks of Mike’s impact on the Viera community
  • Colonel (Ret) Danny McKnight: Remarks of encouragement to Mike and Hope
  • Dave “Boon” Benton “13 Hours in Benghazi”:  Words of encouragement to Mike and Hope
  • Shannon Newton:  Mike’s Sister-in-Law provides remarks
  • Pastor TJ Buckingham Calvary Chapel in Viera:  Benediction

Meet Mike:

  • MSG (Ret) Michael Sonnenschein is a highly decorated Army Ranger who did combat tours in Panama, the Gulf War and Afghanistan
  • Distinguished himself as an exceptional leader and warrior
  • Served in some of the most prestigious units in the United States Army to include 3/75 Ranger Regiment, 101st Airborne, and the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment
  • Winner of the Best Ranger Competition in 1989
  • Last assignment prior to retirement instructor at Florida Institute of Technology training their Ranger Team to back-to-back National Championship Titles in 2008 and 2009
  • Helped start the Army JROTC program at Viera HS in 2010

In 2016, Mike and his wife Hope left the United States to become missionaries in the country of Haiti.  Just a few weeks ago on 27 May 2021, Mike and Hope were attacked by a lone gunman on a motorcycle.  Mike sustained serious injuries to his lung and spinal column.  He is recovering from the wound to the lung and is being transferred to Shepherd Center and Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation in Atlanta, GA this week.  The rehabilitation process for Mike and Hope will be long and place an extreme financial burden on the family.  We ask that you please support this event with a minimum $20.00 donation.

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June 22, 2021
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USSSA Space Coast Complex
5800 Stadium Parkway
Melbourne, FL 32940 United States
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