Pat’s Run: A Look at the History and Impact

On April 1st, the Yountville Veteran’s Home celebrated its 137th founders day. In honor of our Veterans, we’re sharing more information about an organization that has successfully supported Veterans and their families. We have shared details of Pat’s Run before, and this event typically takes place in Tempe, Arizona.

This year, the event is taking place virtually, giving many people an opportunity to participate from the comfort of their hometowns.

Pat’s Run is a tribute to Veteran Pat Tillman. Tillman began his career as a smart and charismatic NFL star but traded in his football uniform for a U.S. Army Ranger uniform after the events of September 11th. Tillman died in combat in Afghanistan in 2004, and the event of his death led his family to start the Pat Tillman Foundation. This organization has focused its efforts to empower military service members, veterans, and spouses as the next generation of leaders committed to serving the greater good. They have raised more than $20,000,000 over the years, much of that money coming from Pat’s Run.

Since 2008, the Pat Tillman Foundation has provided academic scholarships, professional development opportunities, and a national network to empower the Tillman Scholar community. These scholars are making a difference in the fields of healthcare, business, public service, STEM, education, and the humanities.

There’s no doubt that the mission and services of this foundation have touched many lives. Meet the scholars and read the success stories of individuals who have directly benefited from the Pat Tillman Foundation.

This virtual event takes place April 23rd through 25th and makes it easier than ever to join in and support the cause. Please consider participating. See the event details and register.

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