Snow swept Air Force Bases, the countries gold vault and several Wounded Transition Units are set to welcome 'NEVER QUIT Holiday Troop Tour' featuring CBS Survivor Show phenom Chad Crittenden and ESPN X Games Adaptive wunderkind Mike Schultz.
"It's not every day that you get to meet a celebrity from the CBS hit show Survivor or Gold Medalist from ESPN's X Games... the fact that these two great Americans also happen to be amputees that have overcome adversity just makes this tour that much better." says Ed Bell,chairperson of American300 the nonprofit that's putting this tour together for the Department of Defense, adding "Our goal is to help the troops get a 'Leg Up on Resiliency'... there's no doubt in our minds that Chad and Mike will help us accomplish the mission."
The one week tour will feature visits to: Minot AFB, Malmstrom AFB, Fort Knox and Joint Base San Antonio. "I was on an Armed Forces Entertainment - American300 tour this summer that visited Germany and the Middle East Bases... the only thing different is that I'm not leaving the United States." commented Mike Schultz, adding " they (American300) like to keep a fast pace and get us to as many bases and troops as possible... I think I'll be sleeping on the airplanes between base visits."
While Schultz spent 2 weeks this past summer with service members, Chad Crittenden will be embarking on his first American300 resiliency tour. " I've been in front of television camera's, had the eyes of the world watching my every move on CBS Survivor, to meet the men and women of our Armed Forces who perform their duties with such honor, duty and sacrifice 24/7 year round is such an honor." says Chad..."I've drawn inspiration from our troops, especially our wounded warriors, ever since cancer took my right leg 9 years ago...they've inspired me, now I'm getting an amazing chance to say thank you to them."
Learn more about Mike Schultz at: www.monstermike.com
Learn more about Chad Crittenden at: www.survivorchad.com
American300 Warrior Tours is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to raising the resiliency of our armed forces members, their families and the communities that they live and operate in. www.American300.org