Here's info on our Race Charity. You can link it thru the logo on front page. Arrowhead 135 Inc. has no idea how we'll come out financially here in our first year running the race but any $$$ positive balance will be forwarded to the Spec Ops Warrior Foundation, and also to lowering your entry fees for next year. Several of our fine Naval Academy participants have been involved with this great Charity.
Special Operations Warrior Foundation
Mission: For 30 years, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, has provided college educations to the surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel killed in combat or training. Additionally, the Warrior Foundation provides immediate financial assistance to special operations personnel severely wounded so their loved ones can be bedside during their recovery.
Programs: The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides college scholarship grants, not loans, to surviving children of special operations personnel killed in combat or training missions.
Scholarships (tuition, books, fees, supplies, expenses, room and board, plus computer and printer) cover the full cost of a college education at post-secondary institutes across the nation, including state and community colleges, vocational-technical training and career institutes.
Family Service: From the initial contact with the family through college education, children of fallen special operations warriors and/or their guardians receive assistance and support from the Foundation’s family advisor.
Wounded Special Operations Forces Support: The Warrior Foundation provides $2,000 to cover immediate financial needs for Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel severely wounded in operations.
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation currently has 133 students enrolled in colleges and universities across the country.
Last year, the Foundation provided $2.7 million in scholarship grants, academic, financial aid, and family support to our families.
In 2009, the Foundation provided $311,000 in financial assistance to severely wounded (hospitalized) special operations personnel so their families could be bedside. To date, we have provided over $1 million to wounded Special Operations warriors.
Total number of Special Operations Forces (SOF) casualties since 1980: 733
Total number of children in our program since 1980: 844
Total number of SOF casualties since 9/11/2001: 396
Total number of children left behind from SOF casualties
since 9/11: 452
Total number of SOWF college graduates: 163
Last year, America lost 46 Special Operations personnel…compared to an average of 15 SOF casualties prior to Sept. 2001.
History: The Special Operations Warrior Foundation began in 1980 as the Col. Arthur D. "Bull" Simons Scholarship Fund. The Bull Simons Fund was created after the Iranian hostage rescue attempt to provide college educations for the 17 children surviving the nine special operations men killed or incapacitated at Desert One. It was named in honor of the legendary Army Green Beret who repeatedly risked his life on rescue missions. In 1995, several charitable organizations merged to form the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.