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Ironman Augusta 70.3- Team Scott Rigsby Foundation

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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.

REGISTER

$2,690

MONEY RAISED
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  • Susan Boemker Caschera

    $25

  • Janie Mathison

    $100

  • Mr. and Mrs. David C. Hamilton

    $200

  • Robert Lackey

    $250

  • Alane Levy

    $50

  • Janet Crane

    $120

  • Ryan and Carina Richardson

     

  • Stacey Blevins

    $50

  • The Hamptons

    $25

  • Remembering Jason

    $1,600.30

  • Remembering Jason

    $30

  • ECAA

    $190

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108% Raised of $2,500 Goal

The Team: $112,715 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

SCOTT RIGSBY FOUNDATION INC

Amount Raised

$40,059

 

40% Raised of $100,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Aravind Immaneni

Amount Raised

$10,250

 

205% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Reiter

Amount Raised

$6,120

 

87% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Daves

Amount Raised

$5,619

 

187% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Armi Jamila-Tillery

Amount Raised

$3,878

 

155% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rhonda Burdette

Amount Raised

$3,600

 

144% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Karyn Reasoner

Amount Raised

$3,056

 

122% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Emily Reedstrom

Amount Raised

$2,756

 

110% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Donor Comments

ECAA

ECAA

DONATION: $190

4 weeks ago

Remembering Jason

Remembering Jason

DONATION: $30

4 weeks ago

Remembering Jason

Remembering Jason

DONATION: $1,600.30

A Debt that can never be repaid. Never Forgotten, RIP Jason. 4 weeks ago

The Hamptons

The Hamptons

DONATION: $25

Jason Edens 4 weeks ago

Stacey Blevins

Stacey Blevins

DONATION: $50

1 month ago

Ryan and Carina Richardson

Ryan and Carina Richardson

1 month ago

Janet Crane

Janet Crane

DONATION: $120

SPC Jason K Edens and SSG Patrick R. Dolphin 1 month ago

Alane Levy

Alane Levy

DONATION: $50

Happy Birthday Kate Lipton!! 2 months ago

Robert Lackey

Robert Lackey

DONATION: $250

2 months ago

Mr. and Mrs. David C. Hamilton

Mr. and Mrs. David C. Hamilton

DONATION: $200

2 months ago