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Remembering Jason's Fundraiser:

Ironman Augusta 70.3- Team Scott Rigsby Foundation

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BENEFITING: SCOTT RIGSBY FOUNDATION INC

ORGANIZER: SCOTT RIGSBY FOUNDATION INC

EVENT: IRONMAN Scott Rigsby Foundation

EVENT DATE: Sep 24, 2017

DAYS TO GO: 32

Remembering Jason

THE STORY:

SCOTT RIGSBY FOUNDATION INC 

The Scott Rigsby Foundation is the exclusive charity partner of the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta. Athletes can sign up to raise funds which enables injured and highly deployed military heroes to race with you as individuals or team members.


Our team is racing in Memory of Army SPC Jason Edens; NEVER FORGOTTEN

Glenn Paige, MD  (Team Captain and swimmer)

I have been a member of the Scott Rigsby Foundation team since 2008. I have attended, been a participant in, and helped organize all of the Augusta events and I'm honored to have worked with so many incredible Veterans and Goldstar family members. As an avid triathlete, Scott and these heroes have been an inspiration for me to complete multiple Full Ironman competitions and step outside of my comfort zone. 


Mike Crane (Army Veteran, Goldstar family member and cyclist)

Mike Crane is a 9 year Army Veteran and a Gold Star Parent. His step-son, Army SPC Jason K Edens, was wounded on April 15, 2012 in Afghanistan and passed away 11 days later on April 26th, 2012 from his wounds at Walter Reed Medical Center. His mother Janet and Mike have done what they can to keep his memory alive. One way they have been able to do this is through participation in athletic events. Janet has been running for over 20 years so half and full marathons were her natural choice.  Since Mike is not a runner he normally sticks with 5K races and supports her as much as possible.   In 2015 Janet was asked to participate in the Augusta Half IronMan with the Scott Rigsby Foundation. The first year she was the runner on a relay team which was named Team Jason with Glenn Paige and Stacey Blevins. Needless to say it was a memorable experience for both of them and Mike was inspired to also want to participate.  In 2016 Janet had the opportunity to again participate with the Rigsby team. Janet completed the race on her own and Mike completed the bike section on a relay team with Glenn Paige and Mike's daughter Kelly Reiss. It was such an empowering and healing accomplishment.    Participation with the Scott Rigsby Foundation has given them an avenue to focus their grief and a way to keep Jason’s memory alive. It is critical that Gold Star Families and Veterans find positive outlets for their pain and that they continue to have a purpose in life. Your support of organizations like the Scott Rigsby Foundation make this a reality for many who would never embark on something like this on their own without support both financial and emotional. Please consider a donation to help continue this important mission.    


Michael Williams (Army Veteran and runner)

Command Sergeant Major Michael W. Williams is a native of Live Oak  Florida. He enlisted in the United States  Army in January 1978 shortly after graduating High School. He has served as the  senior enlisted advisor/leader of numerous commands from the battalion level  up to the three star general officer levels both during peacetime and while at  war. He served on active duty for over thirty-five years.  His assignments include CSM for the 82nd  Airborne Division as Task Force 82nd CSM, responsible for the oversight  of 18,000 paratroopers and their families. Provided leadership and guidance for United States forces and multiple  foreign forces as the Multi-National Corps-Iraqi (MNCI) CSM during Operation  Iraqi Freedom. He also served as the  XVIII Airborne Corps senior enlisted leader (Task-Force Bragg CSM) and Fort  Bragg CSM responsible for the oversight of the most diverse and largest  populated military installation in the Army. CSM Williams performed duties as the CSM for the United States Army  Military District of Washington and Joint Force Headquarters National Capitol  Region (MDW), (JFHQNC).  Responsible for welfare and management of  enlisted service members from all branches of the military, and support to  military families members on six military installations spread throughout the  east coast from southern Virginia to New York City. As the MDW CSM he provided  leadership to organizations responsible for the escort, transportation and  ceremonies for the President of the United States of America.   CSM  Williams retired in July of 2013 and is married to the former Terry Salyer. They have two children daughter Dominique  and son Joseph. After retirement he  and his family relocated to the town of Valdese, North Carolina where they  currently call home.         



Fundraising Minimum for Individual Entry $3,500.

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$125

MONEY RAISED
  • Susan Boemker Caschera

    $25

  • Janie Mathison

    $100

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3% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $34,323 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Lisa Reiter

Amount Raised

$2,625

 

53% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Kathleen Kellams

Amount Raised

$2,535

 

101% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Dennis Malloy

Amount Raised

$2,325

 

66% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Aravind Immaneni

Amount Raised

$2,250

 

45% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Michele Pierce

Amount Raised

$1,950

 

78% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Michael Daves

Amount Raised

$1,874

 

62% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Allan Lansche

Amount Raised

$1,800

 

90% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Katarina Dubcova

Amount Raised

$1,575

 

79% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Janie Mathison

Janie Mathison

DONATION: $100

2 weeks ago

Susan Boemker Caschera

Susan Boemker Caschera

DONATION: $25

In memory of Jason 4 weeks ago