GORUCK Ascent 2011

Training buddies Bryan Black


*UPDATE* 9/8/11 

The $1,000 has been met and exceeded! Thank you so much for your help and support! It means so much to myself and the Green Beret Foundation!

The donation period has ended. If you wish to donate directly to the Green Beret Foundation, that is totally awesome but I won't have a way of tracking it which means your donation will NOT be eligible for any previous 'perks.'

Thanks again for everything! Stay tuned for an 'after action report' on the GORUCK Ascent. It was truly epic and I can't wait to tell you all about it!


Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.

Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!


Soon I hope to be embarking on a challenge that will test both my physical abilities and mental resolve. The challenge is called the GORUCK Ascent.

Just recently, I completed the GORUCK Challenge with Class 031. It was the hardest thing I've ever done, by far. It took an amazing amount of mental strength to even sign up but I'm here to tell you that it changed my life.

I am no longer bound to a world where things are impossible. I learned that whatever I pour my heart into, I will accomplish.

The GORUCK Ascent will be a 100 hour team building event combined with classes taught by some of our nations top special forces operators, the Green Berets. We will be summiting multiple 14,000 foot mountains in a short period of time.

Currently this trip is only a dream. It's limited to 50 members of the GORUCK Tough community and is filling up fast. I have committed to raise $1,000 for the Green Beret Foundation and that's where I need your help!

I'm asking for any help possible. Even if you aren't able to donate, please spread the word to anyone who you think would be interested. 

For even more details, check out the site http://2011ascent.com and Facebook page.

If you have any questions or comments you can easily reach me on Twitter: @mikepetrucci

or email: mikepetrucci [at] gmail [dot] com

Read my account of the GORUCK Challenge on ITS Tactical and on Gear Junkie.


ITS Tactical has decided to partner with me in reaching this goal! Read the entire post here: GORUCK Ascent: An Epic Adventure

They've also set up some 'perks' that you get for donating to the Green Beret Foundation:

-- $30 or more — Limited Edition Patch commemorating the event (Never again available on ITS Tactical!)
-- $60 or more — Limited Edition T-Shirt & Patch (You’re going to want this shirt!)
-- $100 or more — Limited Edition T-Shirt, Patch, and ITS Flag (We have flags? They’re in the works, but you’ll get one of the first!)
-- $200 or more — All of the above and some serious ITS store swag (Details forthcoming, but it’s going to be good!)

*Note: If you have already donated, these perks are retroactive and you will be contacted at some point for your information.



I  just changed the goal to $2,000 because I'm getting close to the $1,000 goal! Let's see how much we can rais for the Green Beret Foundation! You guys rock!




There's a new post on ITS Tactical that talks aobut some of our preparation for the Ascent, it's worth a read: Preparing for the GORUCK Ascent and an Epic Adventure

Oh and check out the logo for the patch and shirt on that page as well!

Thanks again for your donations and look for a post on our gear selection soon.


Your donation is tax deductible. To find more information about the Green Beret Foundation on their website:
http://www.greenberetfoundation.org/ (Federal Tax ID Number is 27-1206961)

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