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Danville, California Hats Off American Event Information

 

 

 

Hats Off America Red T-Shirt 10K Run/5K Run or Walk in Danville, CA

 

April 4, 2009 

 

For information or to register or volunteer, contact Sparky George at (925) 855-1950 or [email protected]

 

Sparky George, the Bear Flag Runner and an old Marine, at the annual Hats Off America Red T-Shirt 10K Run/5K Run or Walk in Danville, held rain or shine. 

 

Come meet the Gold Star Family, the Arroyaves, and let them know that their sacrifice, so we can keep our freedom, will never be forgotten.

 

Hats Off America will present Rachelle Arroyave with a check for $3,000, bringing the total to $15,100 to the family from HOA.  See hatsoffamerica.us

 

All Hats Off America's fundraising efforts are directed to providing assistance to women with multiple children, currently Rachelle Arroyave, mother of three, 3-1/2, 7 and 11.  Rachelle’s husband USMC Staff Sgt. Jimmy Arroyave died on April 15, 2004 during his second deployment to the Middle East . S.SGT Jimmy had proudly served in the Marine Corps for over 10-1/2 years and had planned on being a career Marine.  He loved the Marine Corps and was proud to be a Marine and serve his country.   At the time of his death the Arroyaves had two young daughters, Vanessa, 6-1/2 and Natalia, 2-1/2 and Rachelle was two months pregnant with Jimmy who was born in Nov 15, 2004 .  

 

Hats Off America was created by Sparky George, owner of Classic Car Auto Restoration and Repair in San Ramon, a Vietnam vet and the “Bear Flag Runner” of Danville . In honor of service personnel being deployed in Iraq , the Bear Flag Runner has been running six miles a night, five days a week with a five-pound weight, regardless of weather, since September 15, 2002 . The Hats Off America organization also takes donations and pledges for the miles run.

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Hats Off America Red T-Shirt 10K Run/5K Run or Walk is held in honor of fallen soldiers. Sparky George, the Bear Flag Runner and an old Marine, hosts the annual Hats Off America Red T-Shirt 10K Run/5K Run or Walk. Founder Sparky George of San Ramon has run 11,000 miles since September 2002 to honor memory of those who've served their nation, and died.

 

 

In 2008: Meet the Gold Star Family, the Arroyaves, and let them know that their sacrifice will never be forgotten. Hats Off America will present Rachelle Arroyave with a check for $1,000, bringing the total to $12,100 to the family from HOA. See their story at hatsoffamerica.us. All  Hats Off America's fundraising efforts are directed to providing assistance to women with multiple children. Read more currently Rachelle Arroyave, mother of three, 3-1/2, 7 and 11. Rachelle’s husband USMC Staff Sgt. Jimmy Arroyave died on April 15, 2004 during his second deployment to the Middle East. S.SGT Jimmy had proudly served in the Marine Corps for over 10-1/2 years and had planned on being a career Marine. He loved the Marine Corps and was proud to be a Marine and serve his country. At the time of his death the Arroyaves had two young daughters, Vanessa, 6-1/2 and Natalia, 2-1/2 and Rachelle was two months pregnant with Jimmy who was born in Nov 15, 2004.

Ten Hats Off America fundraising events are held each year and include Hats Off America 10K Run/5K Run / Walk. In addition to planning these events, Sparky has been running six miles a night, five nights a week, with a five-pound weight pack since September 15, 2002 and has run 11,000 miles  for Hats Off America, a non-profit organization that raises money and awareness for the families of soldiers who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Event begins at 10 a.m. at Sycamore Valley Park , 2101 Holbrook Drive , Danville, rain or shine. Entry fee is $35 per person. There is no entry fee for volunteers. All runners and volunteers will receive a red t-shirt, and lunch donated by El Balazo Restaurant, a major four-year supporter. For information or to register or volunteer, contact Sparky George at (925) 855-1950 or [email protected] The site includes links to other organizations that support our troops. Hats Off America is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.
 

For those attending the event, the largest selection of hotels are in San Ramon.