Old Glory Relay
Team Red, White and Blue (Team RWB), a nonprofit organization supporting U.S. veterans, today announced that it will be conducting the second annual Old Glory Relay presented by Microsoft Corp.
Microsoft says it is committed to leading and challenging the technology industry to inspire and develop veterans for robust job opportunities.
Registration is now open for the relay, which will celebrate Old Glory at every stop, and raise awareness and critical funds for the organization and the veterans it supports.
Along the route, Team RWB will bring together local communities, Veteran Services Providers, corporate partners, student veterans groups, and local Team RWB Eagles to connect and strengthen the networks that work with veterans to inspire empathy, create action and have impact toward closing the civilian-military divide.
Supported by the local communities along the course and by virtual supporters from across the nation, 59 teams will move Old Glory throughout the 3,400 mile course. The relay will be held over approximately 60 days, commencing in San Francisco on Sept. 11 at sunrise, and concluding in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 8 at sunset.
To register as a relay team or as an individual, you can visit OldGloryRelay.org, click the red Sign-Up Today button, and follow the prompts to set up a team.
Team RWB also invites nonrunners from across the country to participate as virtual supporters of the 59 relay teams. Supporters can contribute to relay teams by providing a team care package, purchasing a team shirt, or making a donation in any denomination toward team fundraising goals at OldGloryRelay.org. Incentives will be awarded to teams that achieve their fundraising goals.
Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB) is a registered nonprofit organization with headquarters in Tampa, FL. Its goal is to transform the way America supports its veterans when they leave the military by bringing veterans, their families, and American citizens together through authentic social interaction and shared experiences in communities all over America. There are currently 115 Team RWB chapters across the United States.
Photo courtesy: Team RWB