Help us support the fight against PTSD, depression, self-medication, and alcohol and substance abuse by our Special Forces veterans.
Two years ago, we conduct an experiment with a few friends who had spent time in an Army Ranger unit, who had been exhibiting obvious signs of PTSD and all the subsequent effects. We provided them with a bicycle and the commitment of competing in an Ironman event. Over the course of two years, we are happy to report success in PTSD management with over five Rangers, helping them replace one set of addictions for another - training and triathlons. Based on the success with our small test group, we have decided to go national with our program.
Our first public release will be Ironman Lake Placid in July 2019, with upcoming stories featured in a summer/fall issue of Triathlon Magazine. The long term goal is to open up the doors for others (and not just for veterans who served in a special forces capacity) in 2020. The organization we chose to be our charitable organization is Gallant Few and the brotherhood of athletes we’re kicking off with is Sua Sponte Elite Racing Team .
We would like to thank our partners Ventum Racing, the official global bike partner of Ironman, for generously providing bicycles to our riders and to Arnicare, who are the creators of some very effective homeopathic pain relievers that help our athletes continue to train and race.
Thank you also to Triathlete Magazine and their coverage of the participants.
Download Project 2.0 for more information and how to get involved, or contact us for more information.