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BBQ Fest Honors Vets

Wounded warriors, military dignitaries, civic and business leaders join together.

The 4th Annual Quality of Life Plus (QL+) Veterans Day BBQ brings the attorney general of Virginia, state delegates and County supervisors, other elected officials, active duty and Veteran service members, local sports celebrities, and media personalities together to eat BBQ, bid on auction items, participate in family activities and “Empower Heroes Through Technology”—the event theme—through seeing QL+ assistive devices, made on a case-by-case basis to help veterans live with fewer physical limitations. Event goers also get to meet the injured veterans who have benefited from them.

On Sunday, Nov. 11 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Pavilions of Turkey Run in McLean, attendees will support that cause, helping veterans accomplish their goals in sports and their everyday lives.

All proceeds from the BBQ will fund projects at the QL+ Laboratory where multidisciplinary teams of students and faculty work together to research and develop innovative technologies designed to assist those injured in the line of duty. BBQ admission is 100 percent tax deductible, and costs $50 for adults, $20 for children ages six to 18, and is free for children under five for those who register by Oct. 30. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit, http://www.qlplus.org.