“TAKING A STANCE” INITIATIVE 2 pm TO HONOR TAMPA POLICE OFFICER JESSE MADSEN AND ALL FIRST RESPONDERS
PUBLIC INVITED TO DONATE TO “RISE TAMPA” POLICE FOUNDATION
Tampa, Florida – (MAY 10, 2023)- Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium will be the setting for an extreme endurance race called the SPARTAN RACE on Saturday, May 13. Joe De Sena, the CEO and founder of Spartan and the Death Race, said he has hosted more than 200 events in 40 Countries across the world, with over 1 million annual participants. Those who register for the 2023 Spartan Race in Tampa will put their mental and physical mettle to the test.
Spartan also announced that Rustic Steel, based out of Tampa, Florida will be the creative sponsor that weekend where they will continue their “Taking a Stance” initiative with a national launch to salute all the brave first responders in America.
CEO Dominique Martinez and his team will collaborate with Spartan to honor all wear a service uniform (from police and firefighters to military and first responders) with the display of their sculpture “Taking a Stance” a commemorative lion that was unveiled last year to honor fallen Tampa police officer Jesse Madsen.
Donations are requested from the public to help give back to RISE TAMPA, the Tampa Police Department’s Foundation. The Spartan Race in Tampa coincides with the kick-off of “National Police Week” and donations to RISE will give back to Tampa’s police department from equipment to training and after school programs.
Joe De Sena is also a NY Times bestselling author of Spartan UP: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life. He also wrote Spartan Fit and The Spartan Way. “This 5K in Tampa is like no other. Run through the Buccaneer bleachers, run past the iconic pirate ship and listen to the famous animatronic parrot. Make sure your quads and calves are in tip top shape, these stairs are no joke,” he commented.He has been known worldwide for motivational and inspirational encouragement of perseverance. “Put one foot in front of the other, focus on the little goal right in front of you, and almost anything is possible.”
“Adversity is around every corner. You can’t escape it. How you handle that adversity is how you build your legacy. “Rustic Steel’s Dominique Martinez said, “We are honored to collaborate with the Spartan team to help bring awareness to the importance of honoring all who wear a service uniform in our country and who personally “TAKE A STANCE ” every day to help protect American civilians.”
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
The public is invited to help raise money for the non -profit RISE TAMPA Police Foundation. Please come to Rustic Steel at 3919 N. Highland Avenue between 9 am to 4 pm Monday through Thursday. Limited Tickets available:
1) For a $100 minimum donation to the non-profit RISE TAMPA, you receive an entry ticket to participate in the race and a limited edition “TAKING A STANCE” Spartan Race T-shirt (normally tickets range from $132 to $152 )
2) For a $25 minimum donation to the non-profit RISE TAMPA and with documented proof that you are a first responder, military personnel, member of law enforcement, you receive a complimentary entry ticket to participate in the 2023 Spartan Race as a token of our appreciation. You will receive our limited edition “TAKING A STANCE” Spartan Race T-shirt.
You will be given a URL or QR code for entrance to the May 13th event at Raymond James Stadium. www.spartan.com or www.rise.org