For the fourth consecutive year, Team Tillman is ready to take to the streets of New York in support of the Pat Tillman Foundation. On Sunday, November 7, the 40 members of Team Tillman New York will take part in the 41st running of the ING New York City Marathon. One of the world’s largest and most popular marathons, the course covers all five boroughs of New York City, beginning on Staten Island and finishing outside Tavern on the Green in Central Park, Manhattan.
Team Tillman New York 2010 is made up of Pat Tillman Foundation supporters from throughout the country, representing 15 states – Arkansas, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, Nevada, New York and Washington DC. The members of Team Tillman New York are a dedicated group from across the country who identify with Pat’s story and are inspired to contribute to his legacy.
For one member of Team Tillman, the 26.2 miles he will run on Sunday and the funds he has raised for the Pat Tillman Foundation are his way of giving back. First Lieutenant Michael Trent is not only a member of Team Tillman New York but also one of 52 inaugural Tillman Military Scholars. Mike is a MBA student at the University of Michigan. After being deeply affected by the events of September 11, 2001, he changed his life course and enlisted in the Marine Corps.
Following almost five years of service, Mike is earning his MBA so he can team up with his wife, a nurse practitioner, and pursue their joint dream of owning and operating a nonprofit pediatric health clinic to increase access to health care for underprivileged children at home and abroad.
The Pat Tillman Foundation is proud to assist Mike and the other 110 Tillman Military Scholars in completing their education through the Tillman Military Scholars program. We thank Mike for giving his time and energy to support current and future veterans and their family members who earn the distinction of Tillman Military Scholar.
Each member of Team Tillman New York has pledged to raise a minimum of $4240, symbolic of Pat’s NCAA & NFL football jersey numbers, to support the Foundation’s Tillman Military Scholarship program. Team Tillman is generously outfitted by Under Armour, the official apparel provider of Team Tillman. To support Team Tillman and learn more visit this site.