Ruck for Blue - May 11, 2019
0930am - New Image Youth Center, 212 S. Parramore Ave., Orlando, FL
The Give Team is honored to host Ruck for Blue on the first day of POLICE WEEK, May 11, 2019. Ruck for Blue is an expression of appreciation and respect for the sacrifices of those tasked with making our communities safe and strong. Join The Give Team as we ruck 0.5 miles from New Image Youth Center to the Orlando Police Department. Once we arrive, we'll do 30 burpees then ruck back. We'll do this five times for a total of five miles and 150 burpees - one burpee for every officer who lost their life in the line of duty in 2018. if you ARE NOT ON THE TEAM, then burpees are OPTIONAL. If you CANNOT ATTEND but woud like to support The Give Team, please visit the donation page of the NEW IMAGE YOUTH CENTER website (CLICK HERE) and elect THE GIVE TEAM under "Select A Cause." FUNDING WILL DIRECTLY SUPPORT Give Team Members.
This event honors the legacy of US Army Sergeant First Class Augusto “Tito” Pineiro. Tito was most recently a combat engineer with the 3rd Infantry Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team, was a combat veteran who served four deployments. The Florida native was a multiple-Purple Heart recipient, injured in several improvised explosive device blasts while on foot patrol in Afghanistan in 2012. Staff Sergeant Pineiro joined Operation Enduring Warrior, a nonprofit that helps wounded and at-risk veterans adjust to life after combat through athletics and other programs. He learned about the program at Fort Bragg, N.C., where he had starting running to relieve stress.
He helped spread the word by signing up for the nonprofit’s Masked Athlete Team, competing in marathons and other events while wearing a Special Operations-style gas mask. When the mask was on, Piñeiro went by “Unbreakable.”
In May of 2016, Piñeiro broke a record when he ran 100 miles in a gas mask at the Knock on Wood 100 in Greenville, S.C. The soldier wore one of the oxygen-restricting devices for the entire 37-hour journey, stopping every lap of a 3.2-mile loop to swap out the photo he was carrying - each of a veteran who was either killed in action or in need of help.
The Give Team is honored to have Ruck for Blue recognized as an Operation Legacy Service Project by Travis Manion Foundation. The event has also been organized with the support of Operation Enduring Warrior and Task Force Sentinel.
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