Pat Tillman: Athlete, Scholar, Soldier, Leader.
Pat never stopped pushing the limits. Told he was too small to ever play football, he defied skeptics, first as an All-American ASU Sun Devil and then, as a record-breaking safety for the Arizona Cardinals. Even in the off-season, he never quit challenging himself at marathons and half-Ironman triathlons nationwide.
Pat’s family and friends started the Pat Tillman Foundation to carry forward that legacy by giving military service members, veterans and spouses who embody those principles the educational tools and support they need to reach their fullest potential as leaders – no matter how they choose to serve. Today, Team Tillman is keeping Pat’s passion and intensity alive while inspiring others to live up to their potential. A community of everyday athletes, civilian and military, we participate as a team or individually in marathons, half-marathons, triathlons, cycling and other athletic events to honor Pat. To date, we have raised nearly $1.5 million to fund scholarships for Tillman Scholars, who share Pat’s commitment to service, learning and action.
Pat’s Run is the signature fundraising event to support the Pat Tillman Foundation’s Tillman Scholar program. This year, Pat’s Run is going virtual. On can you commit to run or walk 4.2 miles individually, wherever you are? Different streets. Same day. Same mission. This is a chance to show our strength in a challenging time, and a chance to get out of the house to run with our virtual community across the globe.
Register here: http://patsrun.com Share your run by mapping on Strava By joining us in this virtual run, you are supporting our community of more than 600 Tillman Scholars, making their transition to their second act of service in healthcare, business, law, policy, education, and the humanities.
This year I will be running for Team Tillman in Germany, & I have a goal of raising $500 for the Tillman Scholar program.