The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) today announced that Silverstein Properties joins Fisher Brothers and the Avenue of the Americas Association as an “Extreme Sponsor” for the Relay for Heroes, a 24-hour-long relay race that will take place from September 9-10 along the west side of Manhattan. The Relay for Heroes is organized by TeamExtreme, a group of amateur and professional athletes who participate in extreme physical challenges around the country to raise funds and awareness for the New York-based IFHF.
More than 80 runners will compete in the second annual Relay for Heroes. Participants will compete in four- and eight-person teams, each running five miles at a time before tagging in a new member of their team, over the course of 24 hours. For the first 12 hours of the race, competitors will run from the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum north along the Hudson River Park and Riverside Park to 96th Street and back; for the final 12 hours, participants will run from the Museum south along the Hudson River Park to Pier 40 and back.
“Silverstein Properties was one of the very first sponsors of TeamExtreme in 2014, and we are so grateful for their continued support of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces,” said Winston Fisher, founder of TeamExtreme, Partner at Fisher Brothers, and IFHF board member. “We hope that by continuing to host and participate in these kinds of extreme physical challenges that more and more people learn about the critical work the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund does to help our brave service members recover from injuries they sustained in the line of duty to protect us and the freedoms we enjoy.”
Silverstein Properties’ support increases TeamExtreme’s total amount raised for the Relay for Heroes to nearly $240,000. Since 2014, TeamExtreme has raised more than $2.3 million for the Fund. All funds raised will help build Intrepid Spirit centers, diagnostic and treatment facilities that aid military heroes suffering from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and psychological health conditions. The team incurs the entire cost of hosting the Relay for Heroes, so 100% of Silverstein Properties’ donation, and every donation to TeamExtreme, goes directly towards building Intrepid Spirit centers.
IFHF is engaged in a $100 million fundraising campaign to build nine Intrepid Spirit centers at military bases around the country. Currently, Intrepid Spirit centers are operational at Fort Belvoir, VA; Camp Lejeune, NC; Fort Campbell, KY; Fort Hood, TX; and Fort Bragg, NC; and two others are being constructed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA and Camp Pendleton, CA. Two additional centers still need to be built. Each Intrepid Spirit center costs approximately $12.5 million to construct and equip with the latest in brain technology and treatment facilities and spans 25,000 square feet.
About Silverstein Properties
Silverstein Properties, Inc. (SPI) is a privately held, full-service real estate development, investment and management firm based in New York. Founded in 1957 by Chairman Larry Silverstein, the company develops and acquires office, residential, hotel and retail properties. SPI has developed, owned and managed more than 40 million square feet (3.25 million square meters) of commercial, residential and retail space. Recent projects include 7 World Trade Center, the first LEED-certified office tower in New York City (2006), 4 World Trade Center (2013) and the Four Seasons Downtown (2016).
Currently, the firm has $10 billion of development underway including One West End and 2 and 3 World Trade Center. In addition, SPI is focused on joint ventures for development and acquisitions in Europe and Israel. The company has been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in New York City” by Crain’s New York Business for eight years in a row. For further information, visit www.silversteinproperties.com.
Posted on September 6 2017 in News