We need 6-10 healthy (or slightly used) shoulders to come out to help us wash some vehicles at our fundraiser the weekend of October 10, 2019 at RFH HQ located at Virginia International Raceway. Last month was a huge success and we expect over 50 cars and trucks to drive in to get cleaned up. It's been a great fundraiser for us and a ton of fun, but we really need your help!
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August was another amazing month with more great activities.
Veteran Employment Program- Our Employment Program continues to be a staple of Racing For Heroes as we continue to impact more than 50+ veterans lives as well as their families. With nearly 1 million dollars of income flowing through our program through our sister company RFH Tactical Mobility.
IMSA Michelin GT Challenge- Once again our Annual Truck wash was a huge hit and also biggest to date! The RFH team washed more than 60 race team trucks/trailers nearly double the numbers from last years event! Happly bringing in some $12K in revenue to continue supporting our Wellness Program.
SCCA Nationals- Adam Benaway Once again brought home the National title while he represented RFH in Lincoln Nebraska. Running nearly a second ahead of the closest competition! https://www.scca.com/articles/2012724-second-set-of-2019-tire-rack- solo-nationals-champs-crowned
MOPAR Challenge- James “Jimmy” Specher and his RFH Dodge Dart continues to run down the competition ¼ mile at a time at Virginia Motorsports Park. Making a solid showing during the MOPAR MADNESS event.
Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation- Our own Corey Clothier and his wife Amanda were able to attend the annual Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation Heroes day. Corey managed to represent RFH; winning a shiny new Sig Sauer handgun during the pistol shooting event. http://www.twbwf.org/giving-back-who-served/
UPCOMING: Follow us on Facebook & Instagram for the latest news on upcoming events and scheduling.
WAYS TO HELP FROM HOME Remember to use Amazon Smile when shopping online. You can donate your spare change from your debit or credit card purchases to Racing for Heroes by clicking on the donate button on the Racing For Heroes website
Let us know if you want to donate a vehicle, your time, or your services to help the team. Contact us at: www.rfhtacticalmobility.com BOOKING CIVILIAN, FIRST RESPONDER and MILITARY TRAININGS FOR 2020, NOW!
Friday, 26th 1700-2200 - Cantaloupe Festival (Berry Hill Resort, South Boston, VA)
Friday & Saturday 26th & 27th 1600-2200 - Monster Truck Throwdown (Virginia Motorsports Park, Dinwiddie, VA)
Burlington Car Show Friday, 26th 1700-2200
Cantaloupe Festival (Berry Hill Resort, South Boston, VA)
Sunday 28th 1100-1900 - Hoke County Outdoor Expo (Rockfish Camp and Retreat Center, Parton, NC)
Racing for Heroes Ambassador, Adam Benaway won the SCCA Solo Spec coupe class in Grenada Mississippi this summer. Qualifying him for the Pro Solo Finale in Lincoln Nebraska. Way to go Adam!
Rally Team Partners
Rally X- Adam and Tony introduced 2 new veterans to the Rally X motorsport with Tarheel Sports Car Club in Wilson NC. RFH Drivers took 1st place overall and 3 of the top 4 overall positions in the 2-day event. The event honed the driving skills and prepared the Vets for their first stage rally where drivers compete on 30+ miles of technical on and off-road stages.
Remembering Everyday Heroes
Kendrick Castillo was a Senior student at the Stem School in Highlands, Co. Just days away from graduation, he was shot protecting other students when another student open fired on his classmates. He saved many lives with his heroic actions that day. This NHRA tribute is a touching story remembering him and how his family lived and loved motorsports together. A perfect example of what this community means to each other and why we continue to support those who served to do what they love, with the people they love.
Health and Wellness Updates
If you've been following, you'll know that both our President Mike and VP Kurt have undergone Stem Cell treatments. Mikes was a bit different than Kurts, as he was able to undergo a less invasive treatment and we are happy to say that its working! He has less pain and more movement in the areas treated, than before and he is still in the early regeneration phase.
Kurt on the other hand, was literally dying from the uncurable disease "Scleraderma" which was does not have a treatment protocol at the VA. He was able to get "experimental" treatment which included chemotherapy and then a complete transfusion of his stem cells.
Kurt has literally been "born again" through his new stem cells. After just a few months of his body regenerating, we know the treatment is working miracles. His voice has returned, his hands and joints are limbering and he is back in the gym!
He is well on his way to recovery. Thank you all for your continued support towards our friends and to the Health and Wellness Center. We have made wonderful new resource partners that we will continue to work with in order to help our brothers and sisters live a more abundant and pain free life!
Supporter, Colin Garret #18 in the news...
The first five races of the K&N Pro Series East season haven’t been easy for Colin Garrett.
Three top 10 finishes in five races for a second year driver doesn’t look bad on paper, but Garrett holds himself to a higher standard. He’s had race-winning speed in a couple events, but failed to capitalize. In others, they were just off, translating to frustration.
“It’s been a year of ups and downs,” Garrett toldNASCAR.com. “We started off pretty good at New Smyrna, led 64 laps. Then we went to Bristol, had a chance at a top five there, I kind of messed us up. Then we went to South Boston, finished sixth and it kind of went downhill from there. We showed some speed at Memphis qualifying second. But on Lap 3, we kind of dropped way to the rear. We don’t exactly know what happened, we’re going to try and test to figure it out.”
SOFIC- Racing for Heroes/RFHTacticalMobility in association with MacGyver Solutions made our presence and capabilities known at the annual Special Operation Forces Industry Convention in Tampa, FL During which, RFH Tactical Mobility successfully conducted three tactical classes over two states, furthering our outreach and veteran employment mission!
Coca Cola 600- The Racing for Heroes team set up our SOF Memorial dirt track late model show car and the RFH booth at Charlotte Motor Speedway over Memorial Day weekend to continue spreading awareness and facilitate outreach to struggling veterans and their families. Stem Cell Treatment- RFH Founder and President Mike Evock, successfully underwent stem cell therapy with promising results. Expecting continued positive outcomes, we are excited to announce the addition of this therapy option to our veteran wellness program. Update on Kurt- RFH Vice President Kurt Cook is continuing to recover from his ongoing battle with Scleroderma after his experimental stem cell treatment. His dexterity, mobility, and life outlook have improved markedly. Its a long road but we're confident Kurt will continue to improve! Thanks to all who continue to donate in order to help with his ongoing medical bills and unemployment.
FUN FACT - This Year RFH Tactical Mobility- Has generated almost $500k of Income through our veteran employment program. Contact us at: www.rfhtacticalmobility.com BOOKING CIVILIAN, FIRST RESPONDER and MILITARY TRAININGS FOR 2020, NOW!
Operation Engage Dates September 7th (ATV/UTV Off Road) December 7th (Patriot Course)
Upcoming Events Jane Bond Course-June 29th Halifax Cantaloupe Festival-July 26th Gunnin’ with Green Berets-August 22nd Wide Open Entrepreneurs Growth in the Fast Lane Conference-October 24th
WAYS TO HELP FROM HOME Remember to use Amazon Smile when shopping online. You can donate your spare change from your debit or credit card purchases to Racing for Heroes by clicking on the donate button on the Racing For Heroes website Let us know if you want to donate a vehicle, your time, or your services to help the team.
Our newest addition to the Health and Wellness Center!
This fantastic gym was made possible by Velocity Fitness in Durham NC. Thank you Steve! Their owner has graciously donated a majority of the equipment to help us further our mission of helping veterans live healthier lifestyles.
Help us keep growing! Additional needs that require funding are on our wish list below:
Hyperbaric Chambers Infra red saunas Alternative pain management Stem Cell treatment resources CBD and vitamin therapy treatments
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