The story of O3 World's involvement with the Travis Manion Foundation and the Tough Mudder begins with a "wild" idea suggested by Designer, Chris Loringer and Front End Developer, Pete Schuster. Chris, a Tough Mudder veteran, and Pete encouraged their colleagues to run the 2012 event with them. It took a little convincing because the Tough Mudder is not your typical run. Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces. This was taking team-building to a whole new level!
O3 World also has a special connection with the Travis Manion Foundation due to the high school friendship between one of O3 World's founders, Michael Gadsby, and Travis Manion. We consider ourselves privileged to be working with the Foundation on a website redesign project. A random conversation between Project Manager, Justin Handler and the client turned into a full fledged sponsorship from the Foundation to back our participants in their personal challenges to conquer the Tough Mudder.
The Travis Manion Foundation is providing the O3 World team support and encouragement, as well as, matching each runner with a Fallen Hero. Now, the O3 World team is not only running for their own personal challenges, we are running to raise awareness about the sacrifices of the military community. All of the funds raised will go to the Travis Manion Foundation to be used in their mission to assist our nation's veterans and the families of Fallen Heroes.
Here is our team and the Fallen Heroes they are running on behalf of
- Michael Gadsby will be running for 1st Lt. Travis Manion, USMC
- Justin Handler will be running for Lt .(SEAL) Brendan J. Looney, US Navy
- Peter Schuster will be running for LCpl. Shane P Harris, USMC
- Andrew Lee will be running for Sgt. Matthew J. Sandri, US Army
- Chris Loringer will be running for Sgt. Christopher R. Hrbek, USMC
- Keith Scandone will be running for 1st Lt. Jason D. Mann, USMC
While not every O3 World employee is running the Tough Mudder, we are a united team - supporting our runners and the Fallen Heroes they are running on behalf of. We are asking all of you to help us in this effort. Please donate and Please help us spread the word. Help us...
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