BENEFITING: 1ST RANGER BATTALION SUA SPONTE FOUNDATION INC
A group of Savannah based triathletes is heading to the 2015 Club Triathlon championships in Innsbrook, MO but wanted to give back to the community at the same time. The idea came up to look for charity that was making a difference in the local community and gain race sponsors at the same time. One local charity that was making a direct impact in the lives of an elite military unit was chosen and it is called the 1st Ranger Battalion Sua Sponte Foundation (SSF). The Savannah Tri Club met with leadership of SSF and together they created a framework for the fundraising. SSF will help cover many of the expenses associated with the race (travel, lodging, uniforms and entry fees). The participants, in exchange, will work to raise funds for the Sua Sponte Foundation and be SSF brand ambassadors at the race. Obviously, the goal is to raise funds that far and away exceed the expenses and raise awareness for the Sua Sponte Foundation at the same time. Hence the need for the Crowdrise link! All donations will go directly to the Sua Sponte Foundation. ABOUT SUA SPONTE FOUNDATION: SSF is a all volunteer registered 501(c)3 Charity that provides direct support to the warriors and families of the 1st Ranger Battalion. It has three distinct missions: 1: To provide immediate assistance to Rangers and their Families during times of crisis (WIA, KIA or other emergencies) 2: To maintain the million dollar Memorial and memorial site located at Hunter Army Airfield. The memorial site serves as a place of reflection and remembrance of the men that paid the ultimate sacrifice in training and conflicts around the world. It is truly hallowed ground to the men and families of the battalion. 3: To create, provide assistance to and support events that serve to increase unit cohesiveness and moral of the men and families of the 1st Ranger Battalion. More information on SSF can be found on Facebook and at 175suasponte.org.