FOXBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After five prior successful events at Harvard and Gillette Stadiums that raised over $180,000 for the benefit of Homes for Our Troops (HFOT), Massachusetts nonprofit Stairs4RTroops (S4RT) is thrilled to announce that Congressman Seth Moulton will serve as the keynote speaker at S4RT’s sixth stadium climb on May 19, 2019 that will be held at Gillette Stadium from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Moulton will speak during the opening ceremony at approximately at 9:45 a.m. and announce the first wave of stadium climbers.
Moulton is a father, husband, Iraq War veteran, congressman and candidate for President of the United States.
Moulton’s ongoing commitment to serving his country inspires the work of Team S4RT. Please join S4RT on May 19 to hear Moulton and to help veterans rebuild their lives with every step you take that day.
The money raised from the May 19 event will benefit HFOT, an organization that builds specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Videos of the local veterans benefitted by previous S4RT events are featured on the S4RT website.
Athletes of all ages and abilities are welcome at the family friendly event. It’s a feel-good event that includes philanthropy, fitness, food, music and plenty of photo opportunities.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Please register through S4RT’s website: www.stair4rtroops.com. Same day registration in venue until 12:15 p.m..
S4RT is run by a team of local volunteers to give back to U.S. veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. S4RT aims to raise more than $430,000, the average cost of building one home for a severely injured veteran, for the benefit of HFOT. S4RT aims to build recurring events that make a difference in the lives of our veterans and the S4RTroopers who climb on their behalf. The annual event originated at Harvard Stadium with hopes of expanding to stadiums across the country. Gillette Stadium is the first professional sports venue to host the event.
S4RT is a Massachusetts nonprofit corporation, a running club and a member of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). RRCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the purpose of promoting running and healthy living. S4RT is run by a volunteer group of local men and women who are firemen, lawyers, businessmen/women and athletes who participate to support our troops.
S4RT 501(c)(3) Status
Stairs4RTroops, Inc., EIN 47-4272024, is a 501(c)(3) organization through the Road Runners Club of America group exemption status, (Group Exemption #2702), with the IRS. A copy of the RRCA’s group exemption letter from the IRS is available upon request.
Homes for Our Troops
HFOT is a privately-funded 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to build and donate specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. Most of these veterans have sustained injuries, including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).
These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our veterans sacrificed while defending our country and enable them to focus on their family, recovery and rebuilding their lives. Since its inception in 2004, 90 percent of donations to HFOT have gone to directly support veterans. HFOT builds homes where the veteran chooses to live and continues its relationship with the veterans to assist them with rebuilding their lives.