Operation Once in a Lifetime to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

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| Source: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

ADVISORY, Dec. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Operation Once in a Lifetime, a non-profit created to make the dreams of U.S. soldiers come true, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, Sgt. Patrick M. Sowers, National President will ring the Opening Bell. Sgt. Patrick M. Sowers will be joined by Captain Jeremy Linn, an active duty soldier suffering from Terminal Gastric Cancer whose wish will be granted by Operation Once in a Lifetime at the bell ringing.

Operation Once in a Lifetime will also be unveiling its rendering of the Veterans Community Recreation and Rehabilitation Center (V-Rex). This Multimillion dollar facility will focus on Warrior Game type Recreational Therapy for combat wounded soldiers and veterans, such as wheelchair basketball, seated volleyball, archery, rock climbing, swimming, tennis and more. The V-Rex will also feature some once in a lifetime recreation therapies that most wounded soldiers never get the privilege to use, such as a indoor wind tunnel and a 30 foot deep pool that will train wounded soldiers to scuba dive. Many of these wounded soldiers will be taught and mentored by former and active duty Special Forces Soldiers and Navy Seals.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Friday, December 27, 2013 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Contact:
Sgt. Patrick M. Sowers
(254) 289-3057
patrick.sowers@operationonceinalifetime.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:
Christine Barna
(646) 441-5310
Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx.

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About Operation Once in a Lifetime:

Operation Once in a lifetime is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization created to make the dreams of U.S. soldiers come true. The dream of a soldier is to come home alive, unwounded, to train safe, to love his country, his unit and his family. However being a soldier is not easy; it is filled with hardship, not just physically or emotionally, but financially.

About NASDAQ OMX Group:

NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, NASDAQ OMX enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 80 marketplaces in 50 countries, and approximately 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. NASDAQ OMX is home to more than 3,300 listed companies with a market value of over $7 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com.

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