Will Hodge wrote -Dear Friends, Family and Colleagues, We have committed to a team running the Texas Independence Relay on March 25-26, 2017. The Texas Independence Relay is composed of 40 relay legs of various lengths, totaling over 200 miles. The course starts in Gonzales, where the spark of the Texas Revolution took place, and it finishes at the San Jacinto Monument, where Texas Independence was won! (www.texasindependencerelay.com) Our team has collectively decided to utilize this sweaty endeavor to raise money for a worthy cause, the Navy SEAL Foundation. The Navy SEAL Foundation provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families. Established in 2000, the Navy SEAL Foundation is a 501(c)(3), tax exempt, national, non-profit benevolent organization headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA. The Foundation is a resolute cornerstone for the Naval Special Warfare community and their families in times of adversity and triumph. Each of their specialized programs maps directly back to the U.S. Special Operations Command directive and the Naval Special Warfare’s Preservation of the Force and Family Program, a program designed to address the “fraying” of the force caused by stress of more than 15 years of sustained combat. The programs are designed to improve health and welfare, build and enhance resiliency, empower and educate their families, and provide critical support during times of illness, injury, and loss. (https://www.navysealfoundation.org/) The Navy SEAL Foundation has been a 4 Star charity from Charity Navigator since 2011 and is one of only 49 national charities to score a perfect 100 for sound fiscal management, placing it in the top 0.6% of all rated charities. We sincerely appreciate any support – we will be running hard!!