Veterans Outreach to Physical Fitness
Team Red, White & Blue is rooted in the belief that the best way to support veterans is by spending time with them, listening to them, and supporting them in personal and meaningful ways.
Ultimately, the aim of Team RWB's community-building program is to bring veterans together with civilian citizens in a way that enables them to establish authentic friendships.
Veteran Ambassador Program
Whether you're an active duty service member or an honorably discharged veteran, Team RWB needs your help to spread the word about our mission. We believe that consistent exercise is the most under-prescribed response to counter the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Laurie "momwilks" Hollander
TRWB found me in the hospital room of SFC Mark Holbert and his wife, Tiffany in February, 2011. A non-profit that I co-founded has the honor of awarding specially modified vans to our most severely injured service men and women.
When I left the active duty, I was lost, confused, and angry. I felt lost, because after 4.5 years, 2 tours in Iraq and stop loss for 6 months, I was left with the feeling of worthlessness. Confused, because coming back home to Orlando reminded me of Frodo and Sam coming back to the Shire.
After throwing away a scholarship and getting kicked out of college for partying too much, I enlisted in the Army in June of 2002. As soon as I arrived at my unit, we deployed to Iraq in the beginning of 2003, where I truly learned the meaning of what a Soldier was and more than anything that just because someone was not my blood they could be my brother.
A majority of Americans think runners are “crazy.” I hear it all the time. Especially distance runners. So when people ask why on earth I run, I used to say “because it relieves stress” or “I like to challenge myself” or things along those lines. But now when people ask I say, “I run for Tommy Hayes.”