Young Marines Partners with Travis Manion Foundation at Field Event in Maryland

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The Young Marines and the Travis Manion Foundation have formed a partnership with the goal of working together to positively impact and develop the character of more youth across the country. The two organizations will join forces this weekend at the Young Marines Division 2 Field Meet in Cheltenham, Maryland from April 5 to 7 at the American Legion Southern Maryland Youth Camp.

Over 200 Young Marines will participate, and Travis Manion Foundation Spartans and supporters will attend the event in Southern Maryland. Division 2 will use the Manion WOD (Workout of the Day) on Saturday, April 6 as a competitive event, with teams of seven Young Marines, each completing one of the rounds (400-meter run + 29 Air Squats).

Participating on behalf of the Young Marines will be Division 2 who will host this regional event. Division 2 encompasses six states: Maryland, North Carolina, Kentucky, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

“The Young Marines is honored to form this partnership with the Travis Manion Foundation,” said Col William P. Davis USMC (Ret), national executive director and CEO of the Young Marines. “Both organizations have similar missions and values. We appreciate the resources and opportunities their organization will bring, and we value their support.”

The Travis Manion Foundation strives to unite and strengthen communities by training, developing, and highlighting the role models that lead them. They develop programs, training opportunities, and events designed to empower veterans and families of the fallen, and then inspire them to pass on their values to the next generation and the community at large. The inspiration for the foundation comes from its namesake.

Dedicated to 1stLt Travis Manion, USMC, who made the ultimate sacrifice for the safety of his patrol in 2007, TMF carries on the legacy of selfless service and leadership embodied by Travis and all those who have served, or continue to serve, our nation.

“The mission of the Travis Manion Foundation is to empower veterans and families of the fallen to develop character in future generations,” said Josh Jabin, Chief Operating Officer, Travis Manion Foundation. “We are proud to collaborate with Young Marines and together we can impact more of our nation’s youth and work towards the same goal of developing our country’s future leaders.”

Young Marines History

Since the Young Marines’ humble beginnings in 1959 with one unit and a handful of boys, the organization has grown to over 236 units with over 5,000 youth and 1,950 adult volunteers in 40 states, the District of Columbia, Japan (Okinawa), and affiliates in a host of other countries.

For more information on the Young Marines, visit YoungMarines.org.

About Travis Manion Foundation

Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) unites communities to strengthen America’s national character by empowering veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop and lead future generations. In 2007, 1stLt Travis Manion (USMC) was killed in Iraq while saving his wounded teammates. Today, Travis’ legacy lives on in the words he spoke before leaving for his final deployment, “If Not Me, Then Who…” Guided by this mantra, veterans continue their service, develop strong relationships with their communities, and thrive in their post-military lives by serving as character role models to youth. As a result, communities prosper and the character of our nation’s heroes lives on in the next generation. For more information on the Foundation visit travismanion.org

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