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Carry the Load - Calling all USNA Alumni!
This cause is now our flagship fundraiser event for USNAAA NTX. This organization supports our Chapter mission, veterans and USNA alumni. Get involved now!

***UPDATE 5/23 - we have raised more than $6500 to date!  Way to go!

Stay tuned to this page for details about our presence at the Carry The Load event itself - we will have  a tent again this year, and man it 24/7 through the walk*** 


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. 



As fellow Alumni and friends of the founders of Carry The Load, this event is now our flagship charitable event of the year. Last year we made a big splash – literally and figuratively - with the amount we raised and the downpour during the walk!

For those who are not familiar, 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.

We annually challenge ourselves to support Carry the Load through donations ($5000 at least per year), walking at the event on Memorial Day, and supporting our team at the tent on site.    

This is a life-changing event 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: Our Chapter goal is $5000.  We exceeded that last year and we want to do so again! 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. 

1 way to donate - the chapter website tickets are now closed out:

1. Register as part of our USNA ALUMNI – NORTH TEXAS team. You can donate just to the team or start your own participant fundraising page.  Your own page will give you the opportunity to spread the word to friends/family about this worthy cause.  All funds donated in this manner will roll up under our team amount. Go to:http://www.carrytheload.org/goto/usnaaantx 


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. Carry the Load is our mid-year charitable event directly supporting the mission of our Chapter and an amazing organization. 


**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
Sunday, May 28 2017 at 3:00pm -
Monday, May 29 2017 at 12:30pm [ iCal ]
Reverchon Park
3505 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75219

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