TILLMAN HONOR RUN SET FOR DANIEL ISLAND APRIL 22
CHARLESTON, SC — Saturday, April 22, the 13th anniversary of Pat
Tillman’s death, the Arizona State University Alumni South Carolina Club
will hold a 4.2 mile run-or-walk race as a fundraiser to support the
Tillman Scholar program.
Pat Tillman, an ASU graduate, gave up a pro football career with the
Arizona Cardinals in 2002 to enlist in the Army with his brother Kevin
following the attacks of 9/11, serving tours of Iraq and Afghanistan
with the Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment. His unit was ambushed on the
evening of April 22, 2004 in eastern Afghanistan and Tillman died
providing cover for fellow soldiers as they escaped from the canyon.
Founded in 2004, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans
and their spouses through academic scholarships – building a diverse
community of leaders committed to service to others.
The Arizona State University Alumni Association, in support of the Pat
Tillman Foundation, coordinates Tillman Honor Runs, hosted by ASU Alumni
Chapters and Clubs around the United States.
Up to 60 of the best-poised leaders, who show strength in character,
academic excellence and incredible potential, are chosen as Tillman
Scholars. They are individuals who will apply the best lessons they’ve
learned in life and the military to impact our country for years to come
in medicine, business, law, science, education and the arts.
Pat Tillman is an American Hero, someone I look up to every day of my
life,” said Billy Hall, Hall Management Group. “I wish I had the guts to
do what he did. He will always be a huge part of our family’s lives.”
Julian Smith, Executive Director of the Cooper River Bridge Run, said,
“It’s an honor to be part of this race. While it is important to promote
health and physical fitness, it’s also important to recognize courage
and the values of heroic Americans.”
Tillman Honor Runs are casual, family-friendly fun-runs. All are welcome
to come together with ASU alumni, fans, and members of the military
community to remember and honor the legacy of Pat Tillman.
For questions about the Charleston Honor Run, please contact the event
Captain, Joel Jackson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
DATE AND TIME
Sat, April 22, 2017
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
MUSC Health Stadium
1990 Daniel Island Dr.
Charleston, SC 29492