This year’s event will benefit the Folds of Honor foundation as the event and its teams attempt to raise $10,000 in scholarships for local hero Legrand Strickland’s two sons from Owasso, OK.
Legrand Strickland lost both legs above the knee, his jaw was shattered and he suffered a traumatic brain injury.
The Stricklands, of Owasso, knew about organizations that help with military children's college costs but were not aware help was available for primary education costs until they were contacted by the Folds of Honor Foundation. The Owasso-based nonprofit grants scholarships to spouses and dependents of military members who are severely disabled or killed in action or the line of duty.
"That was a huge blessing for us," Carrie Strickland said.
Noah and Nathan Strickland now use their scholarships to attend Rejoice Christian Schools, and their parents are thrilled with their academic, athletic and social experience in the community over the past year and a half.