Troy University's Student Veterans Association and SALUTE National Honor Society for Veterans brings third RUCK-A-THON

Posted: Monday, 07 November 2016

TROY – Troy University's Student Veterans Association will be hiking for a cause on Nov. 11 through its annual fundraiser, RUCK-A-THON.

The event begins at 12:30 on Friday, Nov. 11 at the Troy University track. All proceeds from the event will be donated to this year's philanthropy, "Troy for Troops Foundation Scholarship."

The event will be a four-hour relay-style walk-a-thon, with teams of five participants. One person must be walking the track at all times with a 30 lb. military style backpack, called a rucksack. The team that walks the most laps will win prizes, and games will be held throughout the event for those who are not walking.

"In order to continue with our deeply-rooted military traditions, we provide comradery amongst our service members with projects meant to both serve them and their community. It's an excellent opportunity to continue give back to the public; that which our members have already volunteered previously to protect." said Reeves Johnson, SVA President

"The Student Veterans Association is looking forward to our third annual Ruck-a-Thon. We see it as an opportunity to provide those in our community an opportunity to "walk in our boots" and to have fun for a great cause," she said.

The Troy for Troops Center hosts social events and community service projects in order to provide camaraderie among student veterans as well as strengthen the bonds between veterans and the community at large.

For more information, contact the Student Veterans Association at studentveterans@troy.edu or Troy for Troops Center, 122 Trojan Center 334-670-3856.

The deadline for signup with a t-shirt is Oct. 17, and the deadline for general signup is Nov. 1. Sponsorships are also available until Nov. 1. Donations, sign up rosters, and sponsorship commitments should be returned to the Troy for Troops Center in RM 122 of the Trojan Center or call the Center at 334-670-3856. Checks should be made payable to the Student Veterans Association.

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Reeves Johnson, president of Troy University's Student Veterans Association, Alex Hughes and Ryan Grassie prepare for SVA's annual RUCK-A-THON fundraiser with an informational booth in the Trojan Center on the Troy Campus. The event is co-hosted by SALUTE Veteran Honor Society. (TROY photo/Clif Lusk)