Moose get muddy for injured veterans

Published: Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 5:30 a.m.CDT

Four members of DeLalb County’s Moose (L)-Up Redemption Club participated last weekend in a growing international race called Tough Mudder to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Tough Mudder is a 10- to 12-mile obstacle course designed by former special forces soldiers to challenge strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. The obstacles consist of running up and down muddy hills, crawling through narrow tunnels, scaling 10-foot walls and even running through a 40-foot-long field of electrical wires carrying 10,000 volt charges.

Tough Mudder has raised more than $3 million for the Wounded Warrior Project. The WWP serves military service members who incurred service-connected wounds, injuries or illnesses on or after Sept. 11, 2001, and their families. The WWP is a holistic program for injured veterans addressing their emotional, physical, family and psychological needs through counseling, adaptive sports services and employment training.

Rick Turner, Dave Reynolds, Chris Weller and Denny Kolkebeck of MURC have participated in previous Tough Mudder events and do so to both raise money and awareness for the WWP, as well as, channel their proclivities for fitness-based adventures.

To help support the Wounded Warrior Project, visit MURC’s fundraising site at: https://register.toughmudder.com/fundraising/fundraise.aspx?event=8605&fundraiser=7488.

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