UFC Fighter, Active Duty Army Ranger, and My Little Pony fanatic SSG Colton Smith has joined the team. Come by and say hi and walk with us as we support the cause.
Our official team pace vehicle will be provided by Tim Stroud. You won't be able to miss the Jeep rolling down the road with the biggest American Flag ever attached to a vehicle.
We would like to welcome to the team Toby Nunn and the folks over at Warrior Media Solutions. Great group of veterans doing great things in the world.
A huge thank you goes out to Patricia and David Marschall for their wonderful donation.
Thank you Mr. Connie J. Green of Killeen, Texas for your donation. We are very proud to call you our team mate in this wonderful cause. Connie is a CPA that has taken great care of us the last few years. Should anyone need any accounting service please check his website, and contact him.
We would like to welcome our newest team members, Veteran Tech Brigade. Thank you for your donatiion!! Here is a small blurb from the company mission statement "
A lot of great companies have said they are committed to hiring veterans, but how many of them really do it and how many are just using it as a feel-good PR opportunity? By hiring Veteran Tech Brigade to be your technology personnel provider, your business will be answering the call to support those who sacrificed so much for this great country. Others just talk about it. Be the company that DOES IT!
Veteran Tech Brigade was created to secure gainful employment opportunities for our nation's returning heroes. The technical aptitude, leadership ability, and willingness to accept great amounts of responsibility is unmatched by any other demographic than the US military veteran."
The Boot Campaign wrote -
He’s at it again! For the third straight year, country music artist Granger Smith is walking 100 miles in combat BOOTS! Since 2011, Granger has logged 200 miles in his boots - his way of paying tribute to all those serving our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Because of his passion for our troops, Granger even wrote and recorded a successful song dedicated to our military men and women called, "That's What I Do With It.”
All funds raised through the Boot Walk will benefit the Boot Campaign, a national 501c3 non-profit that is dedicated to showing tangible appreciation of our active military, raising awareness of the challenges they face upon return and supporting their transition home.
On April 7, 2013 Granger Smith will begin a 100-mile journey in Austin, TX that will lead him to Fort Hood. His journey of gratitude will culminate on April 11, 2013 where he will perform a concert.
Walk with THE RANGER UP team and Granger to help us raise $20,000
Your donations will help the Boot Campaign provide mortgage-free housing, shelter for the homeless, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) counseling, wellness retreats, emergency assistance funds, retreats for surviving spouses and much more!
Lace Up Boots: Join THE RANGER UP team and Granger Smith on the 2013 Boot Walk! Follow www.BootWalk.com for information on when/where you can walk alongside Granger Smith during the 3rd Annual Boot Walk.
About Granger Smith:
Texas born-and-bred singer/songwriter, Granger Smith, continues to reinvent the face of traditional country music. His consistency in providing powerful, heartfelt, blended hits have made him into a fan and critic favorite over the years. He is set to release his ninth studio album this April 2013 and is riding the success of the debut single “We Do It In A Field.” Granger’s passion for our troops has taken him on multiple tours in the Middle East, as well as lead to his founding of the annual 100-Mile Walk, which raises awareness of our soldiers needs as they return home. The 2013 100-Mile Walk will take place April 7-11 and serve as a kick-off event for the new album and tour. He boasts seven Top Ten singles on the Texas Music Charts and has been featured artist in Billboard’s weekly “Bubbling Under” column, which highlights artists who are making their way towards Billboard chart success. Granger launched a country boy alter-ego, Earl Dibbles Jr., who has found his own success with “The Country Boy Song.” Dibbles is now part of Granger’s tour schedule and boasts more than 3.6 million views on YouTube for his viral videos. Granger and Earl have a captive audience on Facebook and Twitter that exceeds 220,000 followers. For more info on Granger, including his music and upcoming tour dates, please visit www.grangersmith.com and www.earldibblesjr.com.
About The Boot Campaign:
The Boot Campaign is a national 501c3 patriotic movement that is dedicated to showing tangible appreciation of our active military, raising awareness of the challenges they face upon return and supporting their transition home.
Through the sale of its signature military combat boots, general public donations, and corporate sponsorship, the Boot Campaign operates five distinct programs -- Jobs, Housing, Family Support, Urgent Assistance and Wellness-- that are caring for military personnel, past and present, healing from a variety of physical and emotional combat wounds, embodying the campaign motto that, “When They Come Back, We Give Back”.