Join Mission2Alpha and the Scottsdale Gun Club on Saturday, November 13th as they welcome the Marine Raider Foundation for the 10th Annual Evening with the Marine Raider Foundation!
Your ticket purchase includes:
- Catered food
- Access to silent and live auction
- Audience for our Event Guest Speaker, Ryan Pinney
- Being in the company of active/retired military members and great Americans!
The Silent Auction will be offered both in person and virtually, so even if you can’t attend, you can still bid on some great items! Auction items will include:
- Sports and military memorabilia
- Customized firearms
- One-of-a-kind items
This year, our Guest Speaker is Ryan Pinney, Phoenix native and member of 2021 USA Paralympics Team! Ryan is an Air Force veteran and graduate from Grand Canyon University. Ryan suffered a spinal cord injury after a bicycling accident and was miraculously out of the hospital 29 days. After being gifted a hand cycle from an Arizona-based nonprofit, Ryan began looking for races and challenges to conquer, including:
- joining the Air Force Wounded Warrior Team and Paralyzed Veterans of America Racing Team
- Riding in the 430-mile Ride for Semper Fi
- Participating in the Invictus Games, World Cup and numerous races.
Since 2012, Mission2Alpha and the Scottsdale Gun Club have hosted “An Evening with the Marine Raider Foundation.” The inaugural 2012 event raised funds that were used to support the Marine Raider community following the loss of 8 Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) Marines and Sailors who were killed in combat operations during the months of July and August in 2012. Those gentlemen were:
- Sgt. Justin Hansen
- GySgt. Daniel Price
- GySgt. Jonathan Gifford
- SSgt. Sky Mote
- GySgt. Ryan Jeschke
- Capt. Matthew Manoukian
- HM1 Darrel Enos
- SSgt. Gregory Copes
Proceeds from the 2012 event provided critical funds to help with travel to memorial services and commemorative events for the families of these brave men, as well as for their fellow MARSOC brothers. Over the past 8 years, the event has raised more than $600,000 to help assist Marine Raiders and their families during times of need.
Past Guest Speakers have included:
- Former MARSOC Commander Major General Paul Lefebvre (Retired)
- Marine Captain Derek Herrera (Retired), Marine Raider Foundation Board President
- Marine Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North (Retired)
- Medal of Honor Recipient Dakota Meyer
- Colonel George Bristol (Retired), Former MARSOC Inspector General and Assistant Chief of Staff
If you would like to donate an item for the auction, please contact John Greenway at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also fill out a Donate An Item form through the event website. We greatly appreciate your support!