Columbia Rugby has many personal connections to both military and law enforcement here in the Midlands. Many of our players, both men and women, are currently serving in the military or as members of local law enforcement. Please join us as we raise funds for this organization. Continue reading below for more information both about the run and where the proceeds go. The Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk Series in New York was created to retrace the final steps of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter (FDNY) who lost his life on September 11, 2001 after strapping on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers. The goal of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is to continue Stephen’s legacy by supporting our nation’s first responders and service members. Building for America’s Bravest, a proud program of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, constructs specially adapted smart homes for our most catastrophically injured service members. In January 2015, the Foundation also raised over one million dollars to fully pay off the mortgages for the families of slain NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Luis Ramos.