The story of Pat Tillman is one familiar to most Americans. A man who was selfless, brave, and honorable. A man who gave up a lucrative career and future with the NFL to serve his country and paid the ultimate price. If you’ve read any of the stories about Pat Tillman from his friends and family, you know that he was anything but ordinary. He was the kind of man who did things because he wanted to, and not because he wanted to receive recognition, praise, or awards.
He put the interests of others ahead of his own, and even in death his legacy continues through the Pat Tillman Foundation. In 2004, the family and friends of Pat Tillman created the foundation as a way to honor his life and continue his service. They are focused on providing educational support and resources to veterans, soldiers, and families of service members. Since 2004, the Foundation has given away $2.2 Million in scholarships alone to the Tillman Military Scholars.
There are a few ways to support the Pat Tillman Foundation. One is to donate to the organization online here: http://www.pattillmanfoundation.org/donate/. You can also text Tillman to 5-0-5-5-5 to donate $10.
In addition, you can support the Pat Tillman Foundation’s educational support programs by participating in the Now You’re Thinking! campaign to donate 10,000 books to military families.
All you need to do is read as many free online children’s books as you can at http://wegivebooks.org/nyt. Make sure you select the Now You’re Thinking! campaign! Here’s a quick video that shows how easy it is to donate a book: http://youtu.be/wYReetQVKKo
There are only 5 days left to participate in this campaign, so please join the campaign today and read a book on behalf of the Pat Tillman Foundation!