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An Incredible Year of Impact

2018 has been an incredible year so far thanks to the generosity of our supporters. 

We welcomed another remarkable class of Tillman Scholars, and expanded the network to more than 580 leaders nationwide. As the next generation of private and public sector leaders, the Tillman Scholars are tackling challenges across national security, healthcare, technology, civil rights and education.

See how Tillman Scholars Samuel Innocent and Chris Diaz are two of many scholars serving after service to improve the lives of those in their communities. Then read our 2018 Impact Report to learn more about how your commitment empowers the next generation of private and public sector leaders for our country and communities.

2018 Impact Report

The Tillman Scholar Network

PTF made a $1.3 million lifetime commitment to the 2018 Class of Tillman Scholars, from a pool of approximately 2,400 applications.

Tillman Scholars Are Making an Impact Nationwide

A RECORD SELLOUT AT PAT'S RUN

From the first event held in 2005 with 5,000 participants, Pat’s Run - presented by TEKSystems - has grown into the largest run in the nation to honor a fallen soldier and support the Tillman Scholars. Save the date! The 15th Annual Pat's Run will take place on April 27, 2019. Registration opens in January 2019.

$1+ MILLION

RAISED IN 2018

28,000
RUNNERS

1,802 KID RUNNERS

2ND LARGEST MILITARY RACE

18TH LARGEST NATIONAL RACE

4,033
HONOR RUNNERS

30 HONOR RUNS

Supporters participated in Honor Runs and as Remote Runners in cities nationwide

Runner Profile: KIANIE KING

For someone who lives with cerebral palsy, completing the 4.2 miles of Pat’s Run is a tall order. But it was a challenge that this ASU alumna decided to meet head-on. After registering, she decided to ask friends and family for their support – which is when she started to learn more about the Pat Tillman Foundation.

“Once I started up my fundraising page,” she recalls, “I quickly realized that I was doing this for more reasons than just myself…every one of the Tillman Scholars is an inspiration to me.”

Kianie was the last person to cross the finish line at Pat’s Run, but she says, “I felt like there was a stadium full of people cheering me on as I stepped over the 42-yard line.”

Learn more about Kianie’s story.

 

PAT TILLMAN LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

The Pat Tillman Leadership Summit celebrates Pat’s values and convenes the Tillman Scholars to network, collaborate, and present solutions to the challenges facing our country and communities.

140+ Tillman
Scholars attended

Honoring Pat's Spirit of Service

The Pat Tillman Leadership Summit celebrates Pat’s values and convenes the Tillman Scholars to network, collaborate and develop solutions to the challenges facing our country and communities.

In 2018, thanks to the generosity of the NFL and our sponsors, more than 140 Tillman Scholars attended the Pat Tillman Leadership Summit in Chicago. Tillman Scholars led panels about the impact they are making in their fields and communities.

As part of the event programming, Tillman Scholars participated as moderators and presenters in a series of panels that spanned the topics of the opioid crisis, sexual assault in the military, the invisibility of our country’s Indigenous communities and military transition stress.

Watch highlights from the 2018 Leadership Summit.

TEAM TILLMAN 2018

Team Tillman is keeping Pat’s passion and intensity alive while inspiring others to live up to their potential. A community of everyday athletes, more than 500 members have participated as a team or individually in marathons, half-marathons, triathlons, cycling and other athletic events to honor Pat. To date, the team has raised over $1.5 million to fund scholarships.

Register now to join Team Tillman and participate in one of our 2019 events.

$1.5 million
raised to date

Team Tillman Member: Dan Mucciolo

A longtime supporter of PTF and the work of the Tillman Scholars, Dan Mucciolo has been one of the most active members of Team Tillman. After running his first marathon in Phoenix in 2015, Dan accepted the challenge of running on behalf of Team Tillman in the 2016 and 2017 TCS New York City Marathons.  In 2018, Dan added an eighth marathon to his resume as captain of Team Tillman: Chicago. To date, Dan has raised more than $15,000 for the Tillman Scholars Program through his involvement in Team Tillman and continues to advocate for those who serve our nation in the armed forces.

MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS, INTERVIEWS AND OP-EDS