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Carry the Load - Calling all USNA Alumni!
   
This is an opportunity to support a worthy cause, worthy alums, and the mission of our chapter. UPDATED WITH DAY-OF-EVENT INFORMATION

***UPDATE 5/28 - $6500 raised to date via our Chapter website and the CTL USNA NTX Team Page*** 

 

For anyone who wants to walk with the USNA Alumni Team – Alumni, family, friends, parents – here is the plan

First some quick notes:

  • We picked up packets (shirts etc) for the “Load Carriers” (those who donated >$200) at packet pickup. They will be at the tent. 
  • Wear some USNA or CTL spirit gear
  • Chapter Lunch with Chad Hennings next week! There are a few seats left! 

USNA Team Tent

  • Look for the USNA tent on site at Reverchon Park. We’ll have a Brigade of Midshipmen flag flying and some USNA Banners on the tent. 
  • In the tent we’ll have some snacks and drinks. There will be vendors at the park giving away/selling food, so we won’t go crazy in the tent. With food, at least. 
  • Bring chairs if you like!

The Walk
Sunday, May 29 

  • Gates open to the public 12:00 pm (noon)
  • USNA tent set up by 3:00 pm
  • Opening Ceremony 3:00 pm
  • Walk Start 4:00 pm
  • Gather at USNA Tent to start walk together at 4:30-4:45. We’ll let the crowd thin out a bit and begin our walk together.
  • Meet up & walk from tent at 8:00 pm

Monday, May 30 

  • Meet at USNA Tent at 9:00 am 
  • Walk Finish 12:16 pm
  • Closing Ceremony 12:30 pm

 

Donations – it’s not too late! See below. 

 


If you think Memorial Day means more than a cookout and a great retail marketing opportunity…

If you think as a nation, we can better honor our fallen…

If as a member of the USNA Alumni family of North Texas, you want to be a part of making this happen…please read on. 

 

CALLING ALL MEMBERS!  CHALLENGE AHEAD!

As fellow Alumni and friends of the founders of Carry The Load, the Chapter needs to help. We want to make a big splash – after all, CTL started in our hometown, by local grads. What could be more fitting?

Carry The Load is a non-profit dedicated to putting meaning back into Memorial Day. Founded by two of our graduates - Clint Bruce '97 and Stephen Holley '00 - it is a reminder to people nationwide that Memorial Day is more than just barbecues. Started as a way to honor fallen friends, the movement has grown to national levels with walks from both coasts ending in Dallas on Memorial Day weekend.

Our challenge is to support Carry the Load 2016 through donations, walking at the event on Memorial Day, and supporting our team at the tent on site.  This challenge supports Carry the Load, our fellow alums, and the mission of our chapter.  

Every December, the Chapter comes together to support our Blue Chip Dinner, directly helping admissions of amazing candidates to USNA. With your support, we can make Carry The Load the other Alumni-supported event starting this Memorial Day, where we come together to focus on what truly matters.   

What our Chapter is doing:

  • Creating a Naval Academy Alumni & Family team to walk on Memorial Day
  • Supporting our team on-site during the event
  • And finally, appealing to our membership to donate to Carry The Load

 

DONATE: We've exceeded our Chapter goal of $5000. Donation at that level gives us a tent on site at the walk, which the Chapter will man and provide food and refreshments to our team. 

2 ways to donate:

1. Register as part of our USNA ALUMNI – NORTH TEXAS team. This will start your own fundraising page (that you can also share with friends and family). This will all roll up under our team amount. Go to:http://www.carrytheload.org/site/TR/2016/General?team_id=4350&pg=team&fr_id=1460

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 2. Donate through our own website store (perhaps a bit easier – it already knows you).  There are several giving options. 100% of donations through the Chapter website will be signed over to CTL.  Go here to give on our website: Click here to donate.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WALK OR PARTICIPATE TO DONATE!!! All donations are tax-deductible to a 501(c)3 organization. 

 

WALK: We’ll provide a way to “RSVP” to walk with the team. If response is sufficient, we’ll create a couple times when walkers will leave from the tent during the walk, so we can walk together as USNA Alumni. 

VOLUNTEER: In the next few weeks we’ll post information about how you can help at the tent. We would like to keep it manned throughout the event. Who wants the midwatch?

 

IN SUMMARY: Every December, the Chapter comes together to support our Blue Chip Dinner, directly helping admissions of amazing candidates to USNA. With your support, we can make Carry The Load the other Alumni-supported event starting this Memorial Day, where we come together to focus on what truly matters.  

 

**Support of this event and organization was deliberated on by our Board of Directors and chosen based on very specific criteria. We will continue to be highly selective on the participation of our Chapter in third-party activities. 

Event Information
EVENT DATE:
Sunday, May 29 2016 at 3:00pm -
Monday, May 30 2016 at 12:30pm [ iCal ]
LOCATION:
Reverchon Park
3505 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75219

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