At 0500 March 23rd, 2018, 3 separate Ultra teams from the Sua Sponte Elite Race Team (SSERT) will begin the 200+ mile relay (about 33-35 miles per person) run from Columbia to Charleston, SC in the Palmetto 200+.
Last year, we competed with one team representing Veteran Rangers from 1st and 2nd Ranger Battalion's and a Ranger Mom. We also raised $5,300 for the Sua Sponte Foundation last year.
It was such an epic 31 hours of running, esprit de corps, and physical pain, SSERT will have 2 x 6 man teams (represented from throughout the 75th Ranger Regiment) and a 3rd team exclusively of 5 Ranger Wives and a Ranger Mom.
We want to utilize this race as a platform again to increase awareness and money for the Sua Sponte Foundation (SSF), 501c3, Non-profit organization.
The goal is to raise $10,000 by race day.
The SSF is managed and run by an all-volunteer board. 97% of all donations go directly to support Rangers and their families during times of crisis, maintaining the pristine 1st Ranger Battalion Memorial (to Honor Our Fallen Ranger Brothers) on Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia, and hosting events to increase the morale and cohesiveness of the men and families of 1-75.
If you are not familiar with how the Foundation supports Rangers and their families, we encourage you to navigate through its website, beginning with the “Our Mission” link:
Pages within the website showcase The Men, The Memorial, and In Memoriam where the Foundation honors those Rangers who made the ultimate sacrifice for their brothers and our Nation.
Please consider contributing a donation today to support this worthy and patriotic non-profit organization through this Crowdrise link. No donation is too small. Your donation is tax-deductible. (SSF's Tax ID# is 27-4386692).
To avoid the Crowdrise transaction fee, you can send a check (please note in the Memo Section: Palmetto 200 Fundraiser) to:
The Sua Sponte Foundation
P.O. Box 60281 Savannah, GA 31420
OR you can donate directly to the SSF through this link (below) with a one time donation or monthly recurring donation. In the "notes/comment" section, please note "P200 fundraiser" so your donation is attributed to our fundraising efforts.
If you are interested in what SSERT is all about, here is a media story:
Thank you for your time and Rangers Lead The Way!