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Team Snickers

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BENEFITING: GALLANTFEW

ORGANIZER: Karl

EVENT: Run Ranger Run

EVENT DATE: Feb 28, 2013

Sara Monger

THE STORY:

Karl Monger wrote -

OK, people are wondering, why Team Snickers?  Actually a couple of reasons.  I know so many heroes that it would be impossible to pick one of them for this team to honor.  Men like SFC (ret) Mike Schlitz, a double-hand amputee/burned Ranger who inspires me daily.  Men like LTC Ken Stauss, killed while serving as the 1st Ranger Battalion commander and who was my friend.  So, I decided not to pick a human.

After some thought I settled on my mutt pitbull, Snickers.  This February 7th, I will undergo a total right hip replacement.  I'm counting on Snickers to help me with my therapy - which will be walk, Ranger walk for me.  Also pitbulls are a lot like Rangers.  They are the kindest, gentlest creatures on earth - unless you're on their bad side, then watch out.

So Snickers and I will be logging miles towards the goal of 565.  I'm going to need your help to do it - even 56 with a new hip is going to be tough.  Thank you for supporting Team Snickers, Run Ranger Run, and GallantFew.

 

Run Ranger Run  

A team of up to ten individuals will pledge to walk, run and/or ride bicycles a combined total of 565 miles in the month of February (usually 28 days).  They will raise funds for GallantFew and increase awareness for the stated veteran issues.

Veterans continue to battle record high levels of unemployment, under-employment,  homelessness and suicide.  The most recent Department of Labor Statistics from May 2012 show Global War on Terror veterans are 40% more likely to be unemployed than a person who never served.  The VA reports eighteen veterans take their own lives daily, and active duty suicides have averaged one per day this year – a rate unheard of before now. We can make a difference!

 

Concept

In 2012, 3rd Ranger Battalion veteran US Army Corporal Cory Smith, having deployed to combat twice, experienced having friends killed and wounded and with his own marriage failing decided to highlight the difficult journey home many soldiers have leaving the Army by undergoing a very public and very difficult journey home himself.  Cory decided to run 565 miles in 28 days with holding his daughter Elleigh in his arms the end goal of his run.

 

As a Result

To honor Cory’s incredible effort and to continue the momentum to raise awareness for veterans issues – particularly around divorce, unemployment, homelessness and suicide – we are offering an annual Run Ranger Run event.

The Event

Run Ranger Run:  A team of up to ten individuals will pledge to walk, run and/or ride bicycles a combined total of 565 miles in the month of February (usually 28 days).  They will raise funds for GallantFew and increase awareness for the stated veteran issues.

 

Key components

- A team captain recruits and forms his or her team.

 

-  Team goal is to walk, run or ride a bike (or any combination) a total of 565 miles during  February. 

 

- Teams can be two to ten people.

 

- Teams are not limited geographically.  It can be a local group that logs mileage together or could be a team spread out across the USA or even overseas.

 

- Teams can honor a fallen, wounded or serving soldier, sailor, airman or Marine by naming their team in honor of that person, and their team website should be able to reflect that.

 

- Teams will register and track their progress online

 

- Teams raise money by getting family, friends and co-workers to sponsor them per mile

 

Visit our official web site HERE.

 

$1,175

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sara Monger

    $100

  • Jim Walters

     

  • Ron & Susan Niswander

     

  • Steve Woolston

    $100

  • Tammy Voth

     

  • Jennifer Lunceford

    $100

  • Charlie Johnson

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • Brian Bianco

    $25

  • Eric Cardinali

    $300

  • Peter Rue

    $100

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The Team: $4,376 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Karl Monger

Amount Raised

$1,175

 

12% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sara Monger

Amount Raised

$1,175

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Christianson

Amount Raised

$1,000

Fundraiser Title

Frank Boland

Amount Raised

$500

Fundraiser Title

Darryl Gourley

Amount Raised

$150

Fundraiser Title

Brittney Wade

Amount Raised

$100

Fundraiser Title

Rick Bell

Amount Raised

$100

Fundraiser Title

Alanah Edwards

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

Peter Rue

Peter Rue

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Eric Cardinali

Eric Cardinali

DONATION: $300

5 years ago

Brian Bianco

Brian Bianco

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

5 years ago

Charlie Johnson

Charlie Johnson

DONATION: $200

Go Sara and Karl! 5 years ago

Jennifer Lunceford

Jennifer Lunceford

DONATION: $100

In honor of my husband, Carl Lunceford- Ranger 101st Airborne Division 5 years ago

Tammy Voth

Tammy Voth

5 years ago

Steve Woolston

Steve Woolston

DONATION: $100

In memory of Chris Kyle 5 years ago

Ron & Susan Niswander

Ron & Susan Niswander

Glad to be involved. Good luck, Sara! 5 years ago

Jim Walters

Jim Walters

5 years ago