Athletes who would like to use their physical prowess for a worthy cause may do so through One Team, One Fight (OTOF), a competitive racing team that raises funds for The 31 Heroes Project and the Navy SEAL Foundation.
OTOF began in 2008 as the competitive racing team of the Navy SEAL Foundation. This year, a new OTOF was created through a partnership between the Navy SEAL Foundation and The 31 Heroes Project.
The 31 Heroes Project, according to its website, “exists to honor our fallen heroes killed in action August 6, 2011 through fitness and raise funds for programs that provide support to families of all fallen military heroes – past, present, and future.”
The 31 Heroes Project got its name from the 30 U.S. troops, many of whom were Navy SEALs, and the military working dog that lost their lives in the crash.
Athletes who choose to support the cause of The 31 Heroes Project and the Navy SEAL Foundation through OTOF are able to race when and where they want to; choose the race that they want to compete in, such as marathons, speed walking, or mountain biking; and receive all the support that they need to raise funds, such as team shirts, and online donation forms.
Among the athletes who are helping raise funds for the families of fallen SEALs through OTOF is Tim Loen, a retired SEAL and avid dirt bike racer. Loen, the owner of Chesapeake RV Solutions, is set to compete in the Grand National Cross Country Race in Snowshoe, West Virginia, on June 24. Those who wish to support Loen may donate through http://www.31heroes.com/support-a-otof-athlete/.