Strike Force 2017

Strike Force

What is Strike Force?

STRIKE FORCE is a first-of-its kind program created in partnership between Operation Hawkeye, PLEDGE IT, American Baseball Coaches Association, and Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) through which teams at three levels of competition can honor the sacrifice of America’s heroes and support the special operations community playing baseball in 2017
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Who Participates?

STRIKE FORCE consists of three elements: (i) a high school competition, called Runs for Warriors, through which varsity teams can leverage runs scored during April to raise funds for SOWF and earn a chance to win valuable prize packages donated by top baseball companies; (ii) a college program, through which varsity and club teams can leverage runs, hits, strikeouts, or home runs during designated game(s) or event(s) to raise funds for SOWF through Veterans Day; and (iii) a travel program, through which teams can leverage runs, hits, strikeouts, or home runs during designated game(s) or event(s) to raise funds for SOWF through Veterans Day.

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Who Benefits?

Donations and pledges benefit the Special Operations Warrier Foundation (SOWF), founded in 1980 to serve the military’s special operations forces and their families. A tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, SOWF is dedicated to ensuring no-cost college scholarship grants and educational counseling to the children surviving special operations personnel who lose their life in the line of duty. Additionally, SOWF provides funds to the families of severely wounded and hospitalized special operations personnel to meet their immediate financial needs.

How Does it Work?

  • Teams leverage baseball skill to raise funds for SOWF, a top-rated nonprofit that supports family members of fallen special operations warriors from every branch of America’s Armed Forces through college scholarships, family services, and other assistance

  • Participants receive special operations perspectives on keys to success on and off the baseball diamond

  • PLEDGE IT resources make team participation efficient, effortless, and impactful

  • Interested individuals and enterprises also advance the cause as STRIKE FORCE Multipliers and GEAR Partners

  • STRIKE FORCE members receive recognition, and some teams may be eligible to earn prizes and other rewards based upon the nature and level of program participation
HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS COLLEGE TEAMS TRAVEL TEAMS
Diamond Skill Teams leverage runs scored during selected games in connection with a national Runs for Warriors competition Teams leverage runs, hits, strikeouts, or home runs during selected game(s) or event(s) Teams leverage runs, hits, strikeouts, or home runs during selected game(s) or event(s)
Time Frame Register by March 31st and leverage runs scored during selected games in April 2017 Register any time and complete fundraising by Veterans Day 2017 Register any time and complete fundraising by Veterans Day 2017
Special Operations Insights Access to WARRIOR PROFILES of fallen heroes from your state and school

Access to CLUTCH PERFORMANCE BRIEFINGS by special operators on keys to success on and off the baseball diamond
Access to WARRIOR PROFILES of fallen heroes from your state and school

Access to CLUTCH PERFORMANCE BRIEFINGS by special operators on keys to success on and off the baseball diamond
Access to WARRIOR PROFILES of fallen heroes from your state

Access to CLUTCH PERFORMANCE BRIEFINGS by special operators on keys to success on and off the baseball diamond
Rewards Awards for teams raising the highest amount of funds (“National Champion”) and pledges (“Community Champion”) having raised at least $1,000. All-American Team distinction for schools that raise $1,000 or more.

Prize packages valued at over $15,000 each for National Champion, Community Champion, and one All-American Team drawn at random
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Prizes possible in connection with selected showcases, tournaments, and events

*You will be taken to PLEDGEIT.Org to sign up your team.

Who is Helping and How Can You Help?

Individuals and enterprises can also support the special operations community through the program as STRIKE FORCE Multipliers. If you are interested in becoming a STRIKE FORCE Multiplier, please contact Will Thomas via email.


“FORCE MULTIPLIER”
A capability that, when added to and employed by a combat force, significantly increases the combat potential of that force and thus enhances the probability of successful mission accomplishment.
~ DICTIONARY OF MILITARY AND ASSOCIATED TERMS (US Department of Defense, 2005)


Individuals and enterprises featured below participate in the STRIKE FORCE as Multipliers in a variety of ways, e.g., donations of item/s or service/s for prize packages, matching monetary donations linked to overall program metrics (e.g., runs scored or pledges) or other criteria (e.g., purchases of a Multiplier’s product(s) or service(s)), meaningful promotional consideration, assistance with preparation of STRIKE FORCE resources and assets, and/or hosting STRIKE FORCE events (e.g., showcase, tournaments, etc.)