A team of thirteen riders and approximately 30 cadets from the Three Rivers Army ROTC Battalion participated in Team Foster’s first annual “Oil to Iron” event on November 7, together raising just over $10,000 to support Team Foster’s mission: No Hero Left Behind.
The 100-mile trek kicked off in Oil City, PA, where Captain Erick Foster, the inspiration for Team Foster was born. The event concluded in Pittsburgh, PA, where Erick took his oath to join the United States Army.
At the same time, the Three Rivers Battalion cadets participated in a “bicycle crunch” fundraiser where they matched a dollar for every dollar raised.
In addition to the riders and cadets, local leaders including Mayor of Oil City Bill Moon, Jr., Pennsylvania State Representative Lee James, and Pennsylvania State Senator Scott Hutchinson appeared at the event to show their support for Team Foster and our efforts to provide service dogs to injured veterans. Mayor Moon issued an official proclamation announcing Team Foster Day.
Team Foster would like to thank everyone who helped make our first ever Oil to Iron event a success. We’d also like to offer a special thank you to all of our sponsors: Kellner’s Fireworks, Oil Region Alliance, HBK CPAs & Consultants, Butler County Tourism Association, and Dub Fitness and Wellness. We value your continued partnership.
We look forward to seeing you all again next year!