610……let that number sink in for a moment.   Think about it.   What do you think it represents?   Give up?   That number represents the number of Texas Heroes, who in support of our great country, fought and died in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.  610 brave men and women…courageous and selfless men and women….heroes, each of them.  In their honor, we bring you #OPERATION610.  OATH will again take to the highways and back roads of Texas and pay homage to these heroes as we walk 152.50 miles total in their honor.  As we cover these 152.50 miles, we will not only honor these 610 Texas Heroes that have made the ultimate sacrifice, but we will also seek to bring awareness to the true meaning of Memorial Day.  Other than the sad fact that we have added another soul to this year’s list of fallen heroes , this year will be no different in terms of the honor and the tribute that will be paid to one of this state’s greatest treasures…..her fallen veterans.   

Our team will collectively walk the distance of one standard track lap (400 meters) for every Hero from the state of Texas that has fought and died in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.  Our mighty state has lost 610 brave souls (to date), so our team will walk no less than 152.50 miles over the course of five days.  The team will start walking at Rooster’s Bar in Dayton, TX on May 22, and will finish on Saturday, May 25, at the same location.  The more defined timeline (subject to change depending on various uncontrollable factors) is as follows : 

WALK — TUE 300am – TUE 900am
REFIT — TUE 900am – TUE 300pm
WALK — TUE 300pm – TUE 900pm
REFIT — TUE 900pm – WED 300am
WALK — WED 300am – WED 900am
REFIT — WED 900am – WED 300pm
WALK — WED 300pm – WED 900pm
REFIT — WED 900pm – THU 300am
WALK — THU 300am – THU 900am
REFIT — THU 900am – THU 300pm
WALK — THU 300pm – THU 900pm
REFIT — THU 900pm – FRI 300am
WALK — FRI 300am – FRI 900am
REFIT — FRI 900am –  FRI 300pm
WALK — FRI 300pm – FRI 900pm
REFIT — FRI 900pm –  SAT 300am
WALK — SAT 300am – SAT 900am
REFIT — SAT 900am –  SAT 1200pm
WALK — SAT 1200pm – SAT 600pm

If you’d like to walk with the team this year and become part of the fundraising effort, please reach out Team Captain Gary Bartels at [email protected], and he will tell you the requirements for this year’s event.  We have some lofty goals for this year, and we need a commitment from every Walker that wishes to walk with the team.  Following the event and once all the collections are tallied, there will be awards and recognition for those Walkers raising the most via their individual fundraising, so let’s make it a friendly competition and raise lots of money to support lots of heroes !!! 

Awards for Walkers will be broken down as such according to total funds collected:

$250 – $499 — Appreciation Certificate
$500 – $999 — Appreciation Certificate, Engraved Eagle Award
$999 – $19999 — Appreciation Certificate, Engraved Eagle Award, $100 Gift Card
$2000+ — Appreciation Certificate, Engraved Eagle Award, $100 Gift Card, Invitation to join OATH on a Hog Hunt with some OATH Registered Veterans !!!

At the conclusion of the walk on Saturday, May 25, OATH will be hosting the 4th Annual OATH Memorial Day Bash at Rooster’s Bar.  Please come join us for an awesome evening of FUN and REMEMBRANCE, as the Adam Berry Band puts on an amazing show.  It will be an evening to remember !!!

4th ANNUAL OATH MEMORIAL DAY BASH SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

In doing this walk, we do not seek fanfare.  We do not seek praise, and we do not seek any sort of “Man, y’all are so awesome” praise and glorification.  What we do seek, however, is your money.  $40,000 to be exact.  Plain and simple.  Our goal is to raise $40,000 this year that, coupled with the money we raised last year, will be spread out across several different programs and initiatives.  Some will be used to fuel our Battle Buddy Trips.   Some will be used to fuel our Warrior Wives Retreats.  Some will be used to fuel our Brother’s Keeper Trips.  Bottom line, these funds will be carefully distributed and spent in a manner that is both honorable and transparent in fashion.  

During this walk, we’ll be carrying a rucksack.  In that rucksack will be a notebook with a photo of every one of the 610 brave souls we represent.  In the rucksack will also be a set of dog tags for each of these 610 Heroes.   They’ll be with us every step and every tear and every prayer along the way.  For them, we welcome the pain.  We all benefited from these warriors laying their lives down on the altar of freedom, so now, let’s all grip hands and do something bold and epic and fitting of that sacrifice.

We’re not asking you to donate $1,000.  We’re not asking you to donate $100.  We’re simply asking for each and every person that visits this page to visit the Walker’s Facebook Fundraiser portals below and donate an amount that fits within your budget.  Then, please SHARE SHARE SHARE these Facebook Fundraisers and encourage your friends to also donate and share.  Our team would be so incredibly thankful if you could do that for them.  These Walkers are all over the state and all over the country, and they’ll be walking to support #OPERATION610 !!!   They need your help to be successful, so please dig deep and help us !!!  Once you donate online, you will immediately receive an online donation receipt for your tax records.

If you’d prefer, you can also mail a check to the address shown below, and we’ll take these funds and use them to support our Heroes and to further God’s Kingdom via love and compassion and understanding.  For those wanting to mail a check, please make the check payable to OATH, and write the name of the Walker you’d like to sponsor in the memo section.  You can then mail that check to :

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

Once we receive your check, we will mail you a donation receipt for your tax records. 

Dig deep, folks.  

Let’s get those donations rolling in today !!!  

Do not put it off.  

Do it.  

Be part of this, it’s going to be quite amazing.  

Now please share this with ALL of your closest friends !!!

Thanks for all of your continued amazing support, and we genuinely hope to see y’all on Saturday, May 25, at Rooster’s Bar in Dayton, TX !!!

GOAL:  $40,000

CURRENT:   $25,341

GAP:  $14,659

 

WALKERS

 

Gary Bartels

GOAL:   $25,000

CURRENT:   $13,953

If you’d like to sponsor Gary, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Gary Bartels OP610”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS:  $7,903

CASH:  $0

CHECKS:  $6,050

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Jerry Rainey

GOAL:   $5,000

CURRENT:   $6,380

If you’d like to sponsor Jerry, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Jerry Rainey OP610”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISER:  $5,005

CASH:  $70

CHECKS:  $1,305

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Crystal Smith

GOAL:   $1,000

CURRENT:   $75

If you’d like to sponsor Crystal, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Crystal Smith OP610”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISER:  $75

CASH:  $0

CHECKS:  $0

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Kerrie Prater

GOAL:   $1,000

CURRENT:   $160

If you’d like to sponsor Kerrie, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Kerrie Prater OP610”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISER:  $160

CASH:  $0

CHECKS:  $0

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Brad French

GOAL:   $1,000

CURRENT:   $400

If you’d like to sponsor Brad, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Brad French OP610”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISER:  $350

CASH:  $0

CHECKS:  $50

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Mike and Holly Colson

GOAL:   $1,000

CURRENT:   $550

If you’d like to sponsor Mike and Holly, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Colson OP610”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISER:  $550

CASH:  $0

CHECKS:  $0

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Jeff New

GOAL:   $1,000

CURRENT:   $848

If you’d like to sponsor Jeff, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Jeff New OP610”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISER:  $848

CASH:  $0

CHECKS:  $0

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Royce Carnley

GOAL:   $3,000

CURRENT:   $1,260

If you’d like to sponsor Royce, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Royce Carnley OP610”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISER:  $1,260

CASH:  $0

CHECKS:  $0

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Will Nelson

GOAL:   $1,000

CURRENT:   $0

If you’d like to sponsor Will, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Will Nelson OP610”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISER:  $0

CASH:  $0

CHECKS:  $0

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Adam Berry

GOAL:   $2,000

CURRENT:   $1,190

If you’d like to sponsor Adam, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Adam Berry OP610”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISER:  $1,190

CASH:  $0

CHECKS:  $0

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Jesse Hernandez

GOAL:   $1,000

CURRENT:   $0

If you’d like to sponsor Jesse, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Jesse Hernandez OP610”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISER:  $0

CASH:  $0

CHECKS:  $0

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Josh Killion

GOAL:   $1,000

CURRENT:   $170

If you’d like to sponsor Josh, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Josh Killion OP610”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISER:  $170

CASH:  $0

CHECKS:  $0

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Ryan Rabeau

GOAL:   $1,000

CURRENT:   $150

If you’d like to sponsor Ryan, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Ryan Rabeau OP610”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISER:  $150

CASH:  $0

CHECKS:  $0

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Alex Hirsch

GOAL:   $1,000

CURRENT:   $0

If you’d like to sponsor Alex, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Alex Hirsch OP610”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISER:  $0

CASH:  $0

CHECKS:  $0

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John Coggins

GOAL:   $1,000

CURRENT:   $205

If you’d like to sponsor John, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “John Coggins OP610”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISER:  $205

CASH:  $0

CHECKS:  $0