‘Integra Center’ concert benefits wounded warriors


Local residents Russ and Carol Penniman hosted a dinner and grandstand show featuring country singer Martina McBride on June 20 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds’ Celebrity Suites.

The event was held to introduce military officials and community leaders to “Integra Center,” a new model of centralized community-based care for a new generation of severely wounded warriors. This first-of-its-kind “one place” facility will consolidate the delivery of health care, employment counseling and education to men and women with life-altering combat injuries.

At the same time, Integra will serve the needs of their families and provide R&D opportunities for local biotech companies to create new therapies for both warriors and civilians who are wounded or disabled. Visit For photos online, visit Photos/McKenzie Images