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One Team One Fight assists athletes and event organizers who want to make a difference in the lives of our nation’s warriors and their families.
Our tools and dedicated resources help to promote amateur athletes’ events and races, raise funds online, organize teammates, and even track donations.
The funds raised through One Team One Fight races, events, and workouts benefit two amazing organizations—The Navy SEAL Foundation and the Travis Manion Foundation. Both of these nationally-acclaimed non-profit organizations benefit and support current members of our nation’s armed forces, veterans, and their families.
The Navy SEAL Foundation stands behind all U.S. Navy SEALs, Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen, Naval Special Warfare support personnel, and their spouses, and children. The Foundation coordinates closely with NSW commands to support critical needs of active-duty operators while also providing resources for NSW veterans. Their work is focused on five key areas that assist veterans of NSW, active-duty service members and their families: Educational Opportunities, Warrior Support and Family Services, Legacy Preservation, Tragedy Assistance, and Survivor Support.
Shortly after the death of 1st Lt. Travis Manion in Iraq on April 29, 2007, the fallen Marine’s mother, the late Janet Manion, founded the Travis Manion Foundation to assist our nation’s veterans and families of the fallen. TMF engages with veterans and families of the fallen in all stages of their personal journeys and offers them unique opportunities to empower them to achieve their goals. TMF believes that the best way to honor the fallen is by challenging the living. TMF challenges veterans and families to lead the “If Not Me, Then Who…” movement and inspire others to continue the service to community and country exemplified by the nation’s fallen heroes.
The 31Heroes Project (Tax ID # 45-3581265) is a registered, tax exempt, national non-profit charitable organizations. All One Team One Fight events are managed by The 31Heroes Project, and all proceeds will be processed by The 31Heroes Project. The funds are shared between the Navy SEAL Foundation and the Travis Manion Foundation.
It’s a drive to see how much further you can go. To see how much faster you can finish. To see how much harder you can fight in honor of those who sacrifice so we can enjoy our freedoms.
One Team One Fight gives amateur athletes the resources they need to fight for something even bigger than themselves and their own personal goals. Because no matter what race you’re in, you can still be part of one team.
It doesn’t matter what your current skill level is—One Team One Fight welcomes athletes from all backgrounds, from seasoned triathletes and Crossfitters to first-time 5K racers or beginner runners. Despite different experience levels and athletic proficiencies, our athletes only need to have one thing in common: a shared desire to make a difference in the lives of our military’s heroes and their families.
In 2008, a group of friends decided to run Virginia Beach’s Rock ‘N Roll Half-Marathon together as a team. Beyond their dedication to training and their endurance sports, the runners had one thing in common—they were all wives of military servicemen. The team decided to use the race as a way to raise funds for the Navy SEAL Foundation—an organization dedicated to supporting and serving members of the Navy Special Warfare community and their families. After successfully raising money for the Navy SEAL Foundation by having friends and family sponsor their first race, the group decided to equip other athletes to make a difference themselves, and One Team One Fight was born.
With the goal of creating an organization that would help individual athletes, teams, and event organizers also raise funds to help members of our nation’s military, One Team One Fight began to grow.
On August 6, 2011, a helicopter carrying 30 members of Navy Special Operation forces and a military dog was downed in Afghanistan. Back home, the tragedy further united a community, igniting a renewed passion to help support the family members of fallen heroes. In the wake of the events, The 31HeroesProject was created as a way for Crossfit athletes to come together to support the warriors that inspire us all. The 31Heroes Project helps organize special workouts at CrossFit gyms (aka “Boxes”) around the country that raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for the surviving families of military heroes.
In early 2012, One Team One Fight formed a new partnership, with all of the funds raised by athletes through races, events, and workouts benefitting both of these amazing organizations—The Navy SEAL Foundation and the 31Heroes Project.
Today One Team One Fight, whose Board of Directors and staff are all former military service members or spouses themselves, equips hundreds of athletes to use their sports—from endurance races and adventure events to CrossFit workouts and 3 Gun Nation competitions—to support these two amazing non-profits.
With a focus on moving from transactional to transformational, One Team One Fight does more than just help raise money for incredible causes. We forge relationships, facilitate experiences, and empower passions that last a lifetime. Because sometimes running a race is about more than just reaching the finish line.
When an athlete registers with One Team One Fight, they automatically receive a custom profile where they can direct friends, families, and supporters. These custom web pages help OTOF athletes receive and track donations, and let others know about their events and races.
One Team One Fight provides athletes with tools to help them every step of the way during the fundraising process. . Here’s what you’ll get when you sign-up as a One Team One Fight athlete:
Getting started is easy. Just select from the categories below, and you’ll be directed to the next steps.