One of my heroes -- Pat Tillman
I find it remarkable that someone can take all that they've worked for and been able to accomplish in life against innumerable odds and set that aside for something bigger than they are... That's exactly what Pat Tillman did by leaving a great career in the NFL with the Arizona Cardinals to join the US Army Special Forces in Afghanistan and pay the ultimate price. How many of us would be willing to risk that? Or even something close to that?
The Pat Tillman Foundation was created by the Tillman family following Pat's death. As a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, the Foundation's goal and mission is to carry Pat's legacy forward by inspiring people to make positive changes in themselves and in the world around them. This will be accomplished through the implementation of a program called Leadership Through ActionTM.
The Leadership Through Action™ Program provides the inspiration, tools, and experience to help tomorrow's leaders identify problems and social ills that touch them, develop potential solutions to those problems, test the solutions, and ultimately implement those solutions with funding from the Foundation or community. A key element of the program is that it involves today's leaders who participate and give back by serving as instructors, mentors, and coaches...creating a network of leaders.
What a great program. Can you get involved? What kind of sacrifice can you make for something bigger than you are?