BENEFITING: The USO
As a Navy Veteran and a successful entrepreneur I look for ways to raise awareness and support for organizations I believe in. The USO offers our service men and women benefits that entertain, support, and help take their mind off of difficult times, a moment of relaxation in a tense world if you will, and a family like environment when they are away from the ones they love the most. I (as well as the military members on our team) experienced the support and benefits of the USO during our active duty time. While the RAAM does not require a fund raising activity to participate we (our team) determined that if we were going to take on such a epic challenge of cycling across the Unites States in 10 days we should also raise money and awareness for an epic cause. Having an opportunity to raise funds and awareness for the USO and to be allowed to be trusted with such an honorable brand would help turn a challenging cross country ride into a ride of purpose, a ride to give back to all who have given so much for us. Our team is made up of eight talented cycles, four (including myself) are prior service members (Naval Captain (ret), Navy Petty Officer, and two Army NCO’s), additional team members include two business Executives (CEO’s) and industry established professionals who have great admiration of and support our servicemen and women and are willing to ride across the USA to support a cause that supports them.