Once again I will be running an ultramarathon to benefit SOWF. Previously I have completed 10 marathons, 6 50K ultramarathons and 3 50 mile Ultramarathons. Last year we raised over $1500 dollars to benefit SOWF. This year we can do better. Because we can all do better I am upping my game. I will be running the Kettle Moraine 100 Mile Endurance Race. I challenge all of you to help me reach my goals
De Oppresso Liber
Rangers Lead the Way
MSG (R) Mike McElmeel US Army Special Forces
Created in 1980, Special Operations Warrior Foundation is devoted to providing a college education to every child who has lost a parent serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps during an operational or training mission under the U.S. Special Operations Command. This includes over 70,000 military special operations and support personnel assigned to units throughout the United States and around the world.
The Warrior Foundation is currently committed to providing scholarship grants to more than 950 children of the 866 Special Operations personnel who have given their lives for their country since 1980, including those who died fighting our nation's war against terrorism as part of "Operation Enduring Freedom" in Afghanistan and the Philippines as well as "Operation Iraqi Freedom."
Currently, 214 children of fallen special operations warriors have graduated from college with the assistance of the SOWF. The Special Operations Warrior Foundation also provides immediate $3,000 cash grants to personnel seriously wounded in the line of duty. Once notified of a special operations soldier, airman, sailor or Marine hospitalized with a severe injury, the SOWF immediately sends funds to the service member (or his/her designated recipient) so family members can immediately travel to be at their loved one's bedside. Since this program began in 2005, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation has provided over $ 1.8 million to wounded special operations personnel.