They're young college men hoping to make a difference for veterans; for those serving now and for those in the future.
It's called the "Big Red Challenge" - an adventure race on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's campus. All the proceeds go to a create a fellowship program to help wounded warriors. Now the students need your help.
Steven Glendenning just graduated from UNL and is headed to the Navy's flight school in 4 days. Nate Schimmel is in the ROTC program and graduates in May. They saw a need to help veterans decided to fill that gap.
"Veterans in Nebraska actually have one of the highest drop out rates of any group on campus. And we want to kind of help get those statistics back to where they should be and this is one way we can do that," Glendenning said.
They brought in business guru, Jimmy O'Keeffe to hammer out the adventure race details. They want the course to take place on campus in April - Memorial Stadium as a way to draw people in. It would be a mud run, color run and obstacle course all in one.
"We really think it could be one of the top events in the state as far as the number of participants, the cause, and how much money we can raise," Schimmel said.
The guys have already established the non-profit, "Big Red Challenge" and are looking for donations and sponsors. They're also waiting on pending approval from the university.
"We want to try and get in this semester especially with me and Nate being here. I graduate in May; Nick graduates in May. We kind of wanted to be here to make this event happen when we're still in school here," O'Keeffe said.
Seems like a lot to accomplish before April 20, but these men are determined to make it happen and to leave a lasting impact. The race would be an annual event, but find a permanent place on the calendar on either Veterans Day or September 11.
If you would like to donate or find out how you can help, visit their website: www.bigredchallenge.com. You can also check out their Facebook page: Big Red Challenge.
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