TeamExtreme, a group of amateur and professional athletes who participate in extreme physical challenges around the country to raise funds and awareness for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF), today announced the sponsors for the 2nd annual Relay for Heroes race which will take place from September 9-10 in Manhattan. TeamExtreme raised over $250,000 for the 2017 Relay for Heroes and more than $2.3 million for the IFHF since 2014.
Extreme Sponsors: Avenue of the Americas Association, Fisher Brothers, and Silverstein Properties.
Platinum Sponsor: Rockpoint Group LLC
Gold Sponsors: Berdon LLP, Fields Family Foundation, Fisher Real Estate Developers, The Johnson Company, Inc.
Silver Sponsors: Ashford Inc., Cantor Fitzgerald, Capital One, Cosentini Associates, Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, Global Strategy Group, Handel Architects, LLP, Hill West Architects, Edmund Hollander Design Landscape Architects, Langan, Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP, Trip of a Lifetime, and Turner Construction Company.
“We created the Relay for Heroes to bring together a group of fearless competitors who are willing to push themselves to their limits in order to give back to our military heroes,” said Winston Fisher, founder of TeamExtreme, Partner at Fisher Brothers, and IFHF board member. “TeamExtreme is proud to continue the tradition of hosting this race, both to honor our military and raise as much money as we can so the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund can continue their essential work.”
“We are extremely grateful to TeamExtreme and all of our sponsors for this incredible support and their commitment to the brave men and women of the Armed Forces,” said David Winters, President of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. “This is an amazing testament to how the private sector can help care for our military personnel who were injured while serving their country.”
100% of all donations to TeamExtreme and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund goes toward building Intrepid Spirit centers, diagnostic and treatment facilities that aid military heroes suffering from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and psychological health conditions. The 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.
More than 80 runners will compete in the second annual Relay for Heroes which will start at 10:00 a.m. on September 9 and conclude at 10:00 a.m. on September 10. 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. For more information, visit www.intrepidteamextreme.com.
Posted on September 7 2017 in News