RallyPoint/6 Outreach puts in a full weekend of events

Andrea sets up the RP/6 table at The NW Outdoor Expo

At RallyPoint/6, we have some of the most dedicated Staff Members. Barely a day goes by without someone within the RP/6 family putting forth their very best effort in helping, or resourcing our Veterans. That point was proven once again this past weekend, when Andrea Adams, our illustrious Outreach Coordinator, put in a full weekend attending several events and talking to people about what RallyPoint/6 has to offer.

Brandon Wigington and Shellie Willis (WFC) pose with Andrea

On Saturday morning, she attended the NW Outdoor Expo at Point Defiance. Immediately following the event, Andrea headed over to The Military Appreciation parade in Tacoma, where she again engaged Veterans and talked about RallyPoint/6. At both events, she was joined by our partners from WorkForce Central, Shellie Willis and Brandon Wigington. But her weekend wasn’t done yet. On Sunday, she headed out to Project New Hope’s PTS Retreat, where she talked to attendees about RallyPoint/6.

She is a tireless worker, and she is committed to getting the word out. You would think that after a full weekend, she would need a break, but where is she today? Andrea is at The Stafford Creek Correctional Facility, where she is talking to incarcerated Veterans about what services are available to them after they complete their incarceration.

She is an amazing person, and we at RallyPoint/6 could not complete our mission without her. Thank you Andrea.

Check out these pictures of Andrea at work this past weekend.

Andrea with Brandon Wigington at The Military Appreciation Parade in Tacoma, WA

RallyPoint/6 conducts outreach at The Stafford Creek Correctional Facility

RallyPoint/6 is constantly focused on reaching out to our Veterans, regardless of where they’re located. The Veterans at The Stafford Creek Correctional Facility are no exception. Many of these inmates currently hold Honorable Discharges, but lack awareness of resources available to them once they exit the penal system. That is where RallyPoint/6 come into play. Along with several of our partners, to include the WDVA and MDC, RallyPoint/6 recently was able to reach out to hundreds of Veterans in need.
RP/6 Scout Lee Blackstock meets with inmates at The Stafford Creek Correctional Facility

RallyPoint/6 “Project RENO” update for August 11th, 2014

Our long renovation project is slowly coming to a close. We have had some amazing work done at the building, and it is a true testament to the dedication that this Community has towards Veterans Resources. 
It will all soon culminate on September 3rd, 2014, when we celebrate our official Grand Opening. The final touches are now being added though, and we think they are awesome. Check out the photos below of our front entryway getting it’s finishing touches.
The Front Entryway is poured on one of the hottest days of the year.

The RallyPoint/6 Compass is stamped, to show the way

After the concrete was poured, a legacy was left behind, to permanently put RP/6’s stamp on the building

RallyPoint/6 gets a vist from two extraordinary men.

RallyPoint/6 is constantly trying to make a difference in the lives of our Veterans. Recently, Emmy Award winning filmmaker Michael King, and Retired General Pete Chiarelli stopped by the building. The two men are working on a project that will raise awareness of the struggles that Veterans go through with Post Traumatic Stress. The Team at RallyPoint/6 is proud to be a part of this outstanding project, and to help out any way that we can.

From Left to Right: Emmy Award Filmmaker Michael King, CEO and Founder of RallyPoint/6 Anne Sprute, Tony Belot, RallyPoint/6 Operations Manager Doug Pfeffer, Brenda-Lee Anderson, Lee Blackstock, Kyle Koch, Hellen Miles and Retired General Pete Chiarelli.

RallyPoint/6 gets a facelift!

There is always something going on at RallyPoint/6. Lately, we’ve been knee-deep in the final piece of our Reno Project…the revamping of the Front Entryway. We’re adding additional ADA access, as well as a completely redone parking area. Also being added is a flag pole that will be easy to see from the street.
The Project is expected to be completed by September 3rd, 2014, but in the mean time, guests are being asked to use our side entrance on the West side of the building. Business hours continue to be from 9:00 – 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday, and will not be interrupted during the renovation project.

Unleashed at the Stadium Bowl is August 3rd, 2014

WHAT?

Participants have the choice of running in a pack (3 person teams) and/or as a lone wolf (individually) in competitive timed events or walking the stairs (untimed). When you participate in a pack, you still compete as an individual–the pack times are an aggregate of each individual’s time.

The race will cover the entire Stadium Bowl, ‘weaving the stairs’ by running up one staircase, and down the other. Total steps climbed 814, total descended 814 for a grand total of 1,628 steps.

Check out the route: Race Route     Check out the 2013 winning times

All spectators will stay on the field. There is no entry fee for spectators, so come watch and cheer on the racers!

WHY?

To raise money for the rescue animals of Kindred Souls Foundation. Kindred Souls Foundation provides sanctuary to abandoned, abused and neglected dogs and cats, a holistic approach to their care, and education on the rewards and responsibilities of animal companionship.

WHO?

Anyone 8 years or older. A parent waiver must be signed for anyone under 18 years old. Each participant under 18 must also have a parent/guardian/coach at the race to supervise and make medical related decisions on his/her behalf should that be necessary.

WHEN?

August 3rd, 2014

WHERE?

Stadium High School Bowl
111 N E Street
Tacoma, WA 98403-2630

HOW?

Registration opens March 1, 2014 and will close at midnight on July 31, 2014. Registration entry fee is $35, $25 for those with a military ID (including spouses), and $15 for anyone 8-17 years old. You can also register as an individual on race day (8/3/14), but the entry fee will increase to $50 for all and T-shirts will not be guaranteed. Pack registration will not be taken on race day.

There is no online registration fee. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Pack Teams consist of three individuals and the team must be identified by July 31, 2014 in order to be considered for medals. Even if you are running as a Pack, all members need to register online as individuals. Once you have registered as an individual online for the race, you will receive a registration confirmation email with instructions for registering your pack members names and team name. You can register your pack at anytime after you register as an individual, but no later than midnight July 31, 2014.

Race day registration will be from 0800-0830 and will be $50/person. Onsite registration entry fees apply to all registering on the day of the race (i.e. no reduced fees for military or youth). T-shirts are not guaranteed for those who register onsite.

Pack registration will not be taken on race day.

The race will begin following the national anthem at 0900 and will start with a cannon shot! Individuals will line up according to mile time (fastest to slowest) and leave on an interval of 15-20 seconds. Walkers will follow the last timed racer. Individual times have ranged from 10:30 to about 30 minutes for runners. To walk the bowl, plan on 30-45 minutes.

Soldiers racing Fire Fighters, racing Police Officers, racing Crossfit Gyms, racing YMCA groups, racing High School and College Athletes…sounds like fun! Year-Round Barking Rights for the winners!

REGISTER NOW

Download a Waiver & Release Form

Download a Pack Registration Information Form

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