Ruff Ride Philly: 24-Hour Spin Relay
Welcome to Ruff Ride: 24-Hour Spin Relay!
Ruff Ride challenges teams to tackle a 24-hour spin event. On June 26, 2021 we will take over the outside of Citizens Bank Park, home of our own Philadelphia Phillies. All proceeds go to fund service dogs for injured veterans.
Why We Ride: Team Foster raises money to provide trained service dogs at no cost to local veterans, including those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Service dogs change the lives of veterans by providing the physical support and performing complex tasks enabling the veteran to heal.
Inspiration: Team Foster honors the spirit and sacrifice of Captain Erick Foster who was killed while engaging enemy; forces in 2007 in Iraq. Erick was a warrior, a leader and an inspiration. He pushed himself and those around him to be better – to go a little farther, to give a little more. And that’s what Team Foster does. We go a little farther, we give a little more to support the service men and women who kept us safe.
We want YOU to go a little farther and give a little more.
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Welcome to the Team...
Team Foster is a 501(c)(3) charity organization founded to honor Captain Erick Foster though its mission: No Hero Left Behind. All proceeds go to obtain, train and provide service dogs to injured and disabled Veterans at no cost to the Veteran. If your company or organization is interested in sponsoring Team Foster, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for opportunities.
Team Foster was founded in honor of Captain Erick Foster. Erick attended Duquesne University and was a member of the Panther ROTC Battalion (now named the Three Rivers Battalion). A natural leader and a warrior, Erick pushed those around them to do more and to take care of their teammates.
Team Foster seeks to honor Erick's legacy by pushing ourselves and taking care of our teammates - the Veterans who have sacrificed so much on our behalf. Post-traumatic stress (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are the signature wounds of post-9/11 warfare. Hundreds of thousand of Veterans have returned home afflicted with these invisible wounds. As a result, 22 Veterans and military members lose their lives to suicide every day.
But there's hope: Service Dogs Save Lives.
Service dogs are an elegant solution to the complex symptoms of PTSD and TBI. An alternative to medications, these dogs have been proven over and over again to save the lives of our heroes. However, a properly trained and accredited service dog takes 2 years and costs over $25,000 to train. Team Foster fills this need and ensures that our Veterans receive the service dogs they need at no cost. We then partner with the Veteran to "watch their six" going forward by providing grants and additional support as needed.
Learn more about Team Foster at www.TeamFoster.org. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the handle: @weareteamfoster.
Checks or matching donations may be sent to:
Team Foster, PO Box 2145, Philadelphia, PA, 19103