On 1 Oct 2011, the Pinehurst Triathlon will be held. Men and women from the 21STS, 43AG, and other units will swim 1500m, bike 30 miles, and run 6.2 miles. Some will do all three events, some will race as a team, while some will volunteer. All are raising money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF).
The SOWF started in 1980 following the Iranian hostage rescue attempt. They provided college educations for the 17 children who survived the nine men killed or incapacitated at Desert One.
Today, the SOWF provides the children of fallen warriors with a full college education, including tuition, books, fees, room and board, and a computer and printer. SOWF also provides immediate financial assistance to the families of severely wounded special operations warriors.
Learn more at http://www.specialops.org/
How you can help:
Race: You can still sign up as an individual or as a team. We have over 25 people signed up to participate, many doing their first triathlon http://www.setupevents.com/?fuseaction=event_detail&eventID=1677
Donate: Each participate is trying to raise $300 to go to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation
Volunteer: The race will donate $20 per volunteer or $1000 for 40 volunteers
Let us know if you want to join us!
• If doing the race, wanting to volunteer, donate, or want more information; contact the 21STS (firstname.lastname@example.org or 910-394-1590).
• Make all donations out to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Mailing address for the 21STS:
Attn: Lt Col Cocanour
1520 Hurst St.
Pope Field, NC 28308
• 21STS will hold training clinics for those doing their first triathlon