Alright, first things first. Some of you may remember helping my friend Dave Folwell out a few years ago in his effort to raise money to donate to "Hope for the Warriors" as he ran the Marine Corps Marathon.
Well, get the wallets out, it's time again. My good friend, Clay Hunt, is participating in a ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles, along with hundreds of other veterans, celebrities, and professional bicyclists, in an effort to raise mon
ey that will be used to purchase rehabilitative bikes for wounded warriors. Believe me, the cause is a good one.
Clay has been one of my best friends during my time in the Marine Corps. We deployed to Iraq together, where he unfortunately was wounded, shot by an enemy sniper. After having been heavy into biking his whole life, the injury prevented him from riding for 18 months. He rehabbed his wrist, toughed it through Sniper School alongside me, and deployed again with me last year to Afghanistan.
Clay is now out of the Marine Corps but is still very active in Veteran's efforts. He is a member of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, and through the IAVA has found this opportunity to combine both his passions into a good, noble cause. He will be making the ride specifically in honor of our good friends who were horribly wounded in Afghanistan this past year- Kevin Colbert, Joe Piram, and Anthony Villareal. Colbert broke both his legs and was badly burned when his humvee struck an IED that killed four other brothers from out previous platoon. Joe and Anthony were horribly burned in a similar incident a few weeks later. All three are still recovering in San Antonio over one year after the events.
Please take the time to explore the program and consider donating to this cause.
You can find the website HERE
And an article on the ride HERE
And remember, all donations are tax deductible, so it's just another way to keep Obama's grubby hands off of it. THANKS!