Uncle Sam Challenge
We want YOU to take the Uncle Sam Challenge to help us support a charity that directly supports our troops by sending them care packages while they are deployed. Register for this virtual race and then run, walk, step, bike, or swim your chosen distance whenever and wherever you want to support the cause. All participants will receive a patriotic 4.5″ Uncle Sam bottle opener medal with a removable ribbon.
About the Charity
Any Soldier started as a simple family effort to help their son, Army Sergeant Brian Horn, who was one of the 1,000 Soldiers who parachuted into Northern Iraq on March 26th, 2003. They knew his unit, the 173rd Airborne Brigade, was living under very rough conditions, so they were sending Brian care packages as often as they could. The Horns developed the idea for AnySoldier.com after Brian requested more and more care packages be sent so that he could give them to soldiers that were not receiving any. Marty Horn, Brian’s father, created a website that explained the project and offered Brian’s address, including the words “Attn: Any Soldier.” In January 2004, the Horns opened up the project to the other Military branches, and within one year, they went from seven Military contacts distributing “Any Soldier” packages to 3,500. To date, they have served over 1.3 million troops!
A portion of the proceeds from this virtual race (at least $5 from each registration) will be donated to Any Soldier, Inc. For more information or to make a direct contribution, please visit AnySoldier.com.