It was awsome
April 23, 2016
Tillman Scholar Josh Sparling and Padre JC Aguirre team up to support the Pat Tillman Foundation at their 12th Annual Pat's Run. Pat’s Run raises money for the Pat Tillman Foundation, which invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.
For Josh and Padre the run is more than a fund raising effort.
Josh is a veteran and a Tillman Scholar. For him, this is a way to give back to the Foundation and support other veterans like him.
For Padre JC, the Run is a way to support the many Veterans that by their self sacrificial efforts, have offered and continue to offer, their best personal virtues to serve and enrich their communities.
Padre never ran before, anywhere. "I got flat feet".. he used to say. Over the past 5 months, Josh has been challenging padre and pushing his limits jogging with him in the streets of Sahuarita almost every morning.
"He used to jog like a thousand yards behind me" Josh said. "But now, Padre is just a few hundred yards behind me, like 800... I feel sorry for Padre, so I let him think he is closing in on me."
El Padre JC said, "I think the community can benefit from having more men like Josh. He pushes people's buttons until they get moving to make our communities a better place.
What he has done in training me, he is also doing in our community to help our parish grow and become a better, family oriented community of believers. With his leadership, not only would I keep running, but our parish community will continue to thrive and grow."
Pat Tillman's greatest legacy is a commitment to service, learning and action. Scholars like Josh Sparling are the living embodiment of those principles – leaders who will go out and change the world.
That’s why your support of these scholars is not a gift, but an investment in our country and communities. Support Padre JC Aguirre and Josh Sparling. They want to raise at least $500 to support our veterans and continue the legacy of Pat Tillman.