Live in the Bay Area? Pat grew up in San Jose, CA and he loved the 408’s work hard/play hard attitude. The San Jose 408k “Race to the Row” is an awesome 8k course that winds through the streets of San Jose in his honor and finishes on famous Santana Row. To date, the event has raised over $20,000 for the Pat Tillman Foundation - it’s Official Charity Partner - and our goal is to smash that number on March 2, 2014! Register for the Team Tillman $408klub, come for the race and stay for the party to honor Pat. The race is 85% FULL so don’t delay! Details: www.the408k.com
Scouting out the team room at Sun Devil Stadium for Pat’s Run. #scholarballer
We’ve got a thing for Marines who don’t take ‘no’ for an answer! Meet USMC Captain Adrian Kinsella, our Tillman Tuesday Scholar of the Week.
Although born in Seattle, Adrian spent most of his childhood in Mexico City, growing up in poor neighborhoods with sporadic electricity, no running water and bad public schools. The experience of his youth left an indelible impression that he carried with him when he deployed with the Marines to Afghanistan in 2010.
As a platoon leader, Adrian served alongside a young Afghan interpreter who had also grown up in impoverished circumstances in war-torn Kandahar. During Adrian’s deployment, the interpreter served the United States selflessly, withstanding enemy fire and IED attacks alongside coalition forces. In retaliation, however, the Taliban tortured and killed his father. Then they kidnapped his 3-year-old brother, threatening the same fate.
Inspired by his interpreter’s service and relentless desire to secure a safe life for his family, Adrian returned home to pursue a law degree as a Tillman Military Scholar at the University of California-Berkeley. Today, in addition to his studies, he is advocating for legislation that would extend and improve the Special Immigrant Visa programs for Iraq and Afghan allies. “I know we have a moral obligation to fulfill our promises to these men and women,” he says.
We’re incredibly proud of Adrian for his service and his persistence helping his interpreter both protect his family and fulfill a dream of coming to the United States to earn a college degree too. New developments are expected later this week in their case - so check back for more updates!
Honor the dream. Live up to the challenge. #MLKDay
Spotted at Scottsdale Square! Haven’t signed up yet? Get on it! Register for the 10th Annual Pat’s Run (April 26th) in Tempe or one of 30 Shadow Runs nationwide at www.PatsRun.com. #neverstop
Don’t let this kid down, Devils! 6-week old Tillman is enjoying his first bowl game tonight #ForkEm (h/t @jmintzAZ)
End of the season but proud of our @AZCardinals! Looking forward to a fresh start in 2014…
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours!
Still searching for last-minute holiday gifts? Gift a 10th Annual Pat’s Run registration in 1-2-3 easy steps. Help celebrate Pat and support Tillman Military Scholars carrying forward his legacy. Register your family or friends for the main race in Tempe or one of 30 Shadow Runs nationwide on April 26th: www.patsrun.com