On Saturday May 8th in Maryland, Andrew and Rodolfo will be participating in a “SwimRun” race hosted by RipIt Events. The race consists of 18.6 miles of alternating legs of running & swimming.
Each participant will swim .4 miles and then you run various lengths of 1-6 miles until total mileage is complete. The catch? NO changing clothes or shoes in between the swims/runs. You have to swim and run with your shoes & wet clothes on!
This year, Andrew & Rodolfo, are taking the opportunity to raise funds for the veteran non-profit Warriors Ethos.
In the second photo, Andrew Bellino (left) is a lifelong fitness enthusiast, weightlifter, personal trainer and martial artist. Rodolfo Faccini (right), is a sophomore at George Mason University and ROTC member of the United States Air Force.
Rodolfo is determined to become both an Officer and earn a tryout to become a Special Forces Air Force Paratrooper. Given that there is a slight age difference between the two competitors, 25 years, Andrew serves as both a friend and a mentor to Rodolfo.
Thank you for taking the time to read about our goal of raising money for Warriors Ethos. We ask that you please watch the video about the mission of Warriors Ethos. One of the things that Veterans consistently talk about is how important “teamwork “ is, in both training and combat. Everyone has to contribute, pull their weight and protect their teammate. Our hope is that if each of you can contribute our team contribution, 100% of the proceeds will be donated, and will be far greater than than an individual effort; Let’s work together!
About Warriors Ethos:
Warriors Ethos is a 501(c)(3) that creates an effective transition experience for service members, veterans, their spouses & caregivers. The civilian business community offers service members the opportunity to try different real-world experiences in order to gain a better understanding of how some of their military skills will translate “corporate America”.
Service members have the opportunity to learn civilian cultural competency (up close and personal), learn out how to “sell” themselves in an interview situation, and develop the beginning of a professional civilian network. The ultimate goal of Warriors Ethos is to ensure that every service member participating in the program achieves a successful job placement – one that leads to the start of the next phase of a very successful civilian career.
*100% of proceeds will be donated to Warriors Ethos
**SwimRun Maryland Logo was taken and used from RipIt Events.