If you want to be part of extreme athletics, you are probably looking for interesting competitions and events that you can take part in. One of these events that you can be part of is something called the Tough Mudder event.
This is a difficult challenge that you can take going through a number of miles of difficult terrain and military style obstacles that are extremely difficult to get through. Many people have to train a number of months and have quite a bit of grit to make it through this type of challenge because it is so difficult. What is nice about this besides the competition is the fact that you can help out the Wounded Warrior Project at the same time.
The Wounded Warrior Project is for veterans of U.S. wars that have come home and have need for assistance. While the government does provide some basic assistance for those who have come back from wars injured, there are still needs to be filled.
This project is something that fills in the gaps where needs are still required. Examples of what this organization do are things like getting other veterans in touch with those with similar injuries. There are counseling classes and groups that are provided. Practical needs are met like meeting bills that might not be covered. There is a community of those with needs and those wanting to meet those needs that is being created helping those who served get back to a normal life.
The Wounded Warrior Project began when several individuals took small, inspired actions to help others in need. One night while watching the evening news, a group of veterans and brothers were moved by the difficult stories of the first wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq. They realized then and there that something needed to be done for these brave individuals beyond the brass bands and ticker tape parades.
If this is something that you might be interested in, as a Tough Mudder you can help out this project. In 2010 the Tough Mudders were able to donate more than $700,000 to the Wounded Warrior project helping them out a great deal.
You can raise money for this charity and then receive a discount on the next Tough Mudder event that you are part of. This way you can raise awareness about a charity that is meeting real needs while also challenging yourself in an extreme competition.
The team that I am participating in the Tough Mudder with has pledged to raise $10,000, so please donate whatever amount that you can here (donations have been closed).
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