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Marching for Veteran Causes

Upcoming Events

  • THE VETERANS CUP
    THE VETERANS CUP
    Fri, Mar 22
    Vero Beach
    Mar 22, 2024, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Vero Beach, 1620 Blvd Village Ln, Vero Beach, FL 32967, USA
    Mar 22, 2024, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Vero Beach, 1620 Blvd Village Ln, Vero Beach, FL 32967, USA
    Slated for Friday, March 22, the Pro-Am tournament will be just one component of an incredible day. The visiting professionals will hold a clinic at The Boulevard with on-court participation open to the public prior to the signature Pro-Am. The evening will be topped off with a professionalS
  • BATTLE OF THE BRANCHES
    BATTLE OF THE BRANCHES
    Sat, Apr 06
    Fellsmere
    Apr 06, 2024, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
    Fellsmere, 11090 Co Rd 512, Fellsmere, FL 32948, USA
    Apr 06, 2024, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
    Fellsmere, 11090 Co Rd 512, Fellsmere, FL 32948, USA
    Battle Of The Branches is a 2 to 4 person team obstacle run to determine which military branch is better! You will compete against Team Army, Team Navy, Team Marines, Team Air Force, Team Coast Guard or Team Space Forece! This event is open to civilians, veterans, JROTC program's, recruiting station
  • OPERATION SHELL SHOCK
    OPERATION SHELL SHOCK
    Sat, Jun 08
    Sebastian
    Jun 08, 2024, 4:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    Sebastian, Sebastian, FL, USA
    Jun 08, 2024, 4:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    Sebastian, Sebastian, FL, USA
    Join #DoYouGiveARuck? as we ruck 20 miles this year from the Treasure Coast into the Space Coast for PTSD awareness and Suicide Awareness amongst veterans.
  • FREEDOM FESTIVAL AND MEMORIAL RUCK
    FREEDOM FESTIVAL AND MEMORIAL RUCK
    Sat, Sep 07
    Port St. Lucie
    Sep 07, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Port St. Lucie, 500 NW California Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, USA
    Sep 07, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Port St. Lucie, 500 NW California Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, USA
    Join #DoYouGiveARuck? as we honor the 343 Fire Fighters we lost during 9/11 and celebrate veterans who served during the Global War On Terror
  • DYER CHEVROLET VETERANS DAY BBQ CHALLENGE
    DYER CHEVROLET VETERANS DAY BBQ CHALLENGE
    Sat, Nov 02
    Fort Pierce
    Nov 02, 2024, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Fort Pierce, 4200 S US Hwy 1, Fort Pierce, FL 34982, USA
    Nov 02, 2024, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Fort Pierce, 4200 S US Hwy 1, Fort Pierce, FL 34982, USA
    Join #DoYouGiveARuck? and Dyer Chevrolet Fort Pierce for a 24 hour smoker challenge with cash prizes to benefit local veterans. More details to come!
  • OPERATION RUCKMAS
    OPERATION RUCKMAS
    Sat, Dec 14
    Port St. Lucie
    Dec 14, 2024, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Port St. Lucie, 679 NW Enterprise Dr STE 101, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, USA
    Dec 14, 2024, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Port St. Lucie, 679 NW Enterprise Dr STE 101, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, USA
    Join #DoYouGiveARuck? and local businesses as we team up to benefit local children across the Treasure Coast!

#what's a ruck?

A ruck march is a relatively fast march over distance carrying a load. It is both a common military exercise and a civilian activity. Also known as a Loaded March, Forced Foot March, or Hump.

A ruck march is an everyday part of life for the Infantry, both as a great way to build up you fitness level, as well as a way to move troops and supplies over a long distance. It is a core capability required to complete many missions.

#DoYouGiveARuck? is on a mission to make life better for veterans, and we are marching our troops towards that objective. The money we raise through sponsors and the items we ask you to pack your rucksack with to be donated after the march go directly to organizations that are making a difference in Veterans lives.

Will you join our ranks and help us complete our mission?

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#why we ruck

Headquartered in Vero Beach, Florida, #DoYouGiveARuck? is a group of military veterans and supporters dedicated to making the lives of veterans better through raising public awareness and fund raising for organizations whose programs and activities support veterans.

Some Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airman returning from the Global War on Terror are returning to a society they are having trouble adjusting to after the rigors of military service in a war zone, many are finding themselves unemployed, homeless, or just struggling to survive. At this point in the their transition to civilian life a little help at just the right time can make all the difference, and we want to provide that support.

Our primary method of doing this is through organized Ruck Marches on the Florida Treasure Coast open to the public where we raise funds through sponsors and collect material items from those participating in the ruck. These funds and materials, such as food or school supplies, are then redistributed to other agencies with programs that assist veterans and save lives.

Secondarily veterans often feel lost without a mission, our group provides young veterans an opportunity to participate in an organization that understands the military way of life and allows them to feel like they are making a difference in the world. This is especially important to those who suffered injuries that leave them disabled and feeling like they are no longer a productive member of society.

We hope you will consider showing your support by participating in one of our upcoming events.

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