Over time, the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory has become a classic to many, inspiring its audience with Wonka’s magical factory.
FIGHT OAR DIE
With a name as powerful as that, we knew the mission would speak to us…and boy, were we right.
Composed of four veterans from various Army backgrounds, ranging from Infantry Paratroopers, US Army Rangers and US Special Forces. These men are still fighting for freedom – just in a different way. They are the first-ever all U.S. veteran rowing team that will race across the Atlantic Ocean as part of the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge starting on December 18. Their goal in rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic over the course of 50 days is simple – to raise awareness of the issues veterans and their families face after they return home from combat deployment – things like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and reintegration issues. So, much like they fought for our country and our freedom on the frontlines of war, they’re now focusing their passion and drive towards fighting for returning combat veterans to have a better chance at success…or in other words, their freedom to live as normally and peacefully as is possible after they made such an impossible sacrifice.
“We [OAR] want to show our fellow veterans that anything is possible. To stop taking their lives and start living them.”
“And that’s exactly what they’re doing by becoming the first all-American all-veteran team to row from the Canary Islands to the West Indies – about 3,000 miles. In fact, more people have been to space than have rowed the Atlantic.” The race will take 50+ days, and requires a lot of operational costs, in total $300,000. With this investment, the group hopes to raise a total of $2.2 million to support U.S. veterans charitable causes.
Become part of their mission to give our veterans a new sense of hope and greater access to opportunity. If Fight Oar Die can row across the Atlantic, they can help make the seemingly impossible become possible for their fellow veterans.
In order to help this team get to the starting line in December 2018, they need support now (by August 18th) to place the down-payment on the boat of $50,000.
To support this initiative, please go to www.usvetrow.com and click on the donate now button. This will prompt you to the instructions on where and how to send money to the organization. Donors need to fill this information out to get a receipt for tax purposes. You can also email the team at email@example.com
Editor’s Note: Full disclosure — Fight Oar Die team member Beau Maier is also a nephew of Glenn Beck’s.
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