Pat Tillman Foundation Launches “Text Tillman to 50555” Wireless Fundraising Effort

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This Veteran’s Day, the Pat Tillman Foundation is taking its support for America’s veterans wireless with the launch of a new mobile fundraising campaign. The effort will grow the Tillman Military Scholars program, created by the Pat Tillman Foundation to honor Pat’s legacy by helping America’s veterans return to their communities and achieve academic success. Supporters can donate $10 to the Pat Tillman Foundation by texting "Tillman" to 50555 from any mobile phone with an account with a major wireless carrier.

This Veteran’s Day, the Pat Tillman Foundation is taking its support for America’s veterans wireless with the launch of a new mobile fundraising campaign. The effort will grow the Tillman Military Scholars program, created by the Pat Tillman Foundation to honor Pat’s legacy by helping America’s veterans return to their communities and achieve academic success.

Supporters can donate $10 to the Pat Tillman Foundation by texting "Tillman" to 50555 from any mobile phone with an account with a major wireless carrier. The $10 is then charged to the donor’s mobile phone bill. The texted donations are being handled by mGive, the same company that started the campaign to raise money for Haiti relief in a joint effort with the State Department and the Red Cross last January. The Pat Tillman Foundation will receive the total amount raised from the text donations.

In a public service announcement to be broadcast within University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday, Marie Tillman, founder and chair of the Pat Tillman Foundation, and Darnell Dockett, defensive tackle who currently plays for the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL, will announce the text campaign and ask Cardinals fans to contribute to the Pat Tillman Foundation In 2002, Pat Tillman proudly put his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals on hold to serve his country. Following Pat's death in 2004, while serving with the 75th Army Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan, his family and friends established the Pat Tillman Foundation. The public service announcement will play during the Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks game on November 14, at 2:15 MST/4:15 EST.

The Pat Tillman Foundation is a national leader in providing educational support and resources to veterans, active service members and their dependents. The Tillman Military Scholars program aids all veterans, specifically the ever-growing population of veterans and dependents of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.

The Pat Tillman Foundation invests in veterans and their families with the goal of creating the next generation of professional and community leaders. Inspired by Pat’s attributes of leadership, passion for education and spirit of service the foundation provides scholarships for veterans, active service members, and their families to further their education, successfully transition back into their communities and continue their path of leadership and service. The Pat Tillman Foundation has provided this valuable experience to 111 Tillman Scholars since 2008 and has provided almost 1.5 million dollars in support to veterans, active duty service members and their families.

For more information on the Pat Tillman Foundation, visit http://www.pattillmanfoundation.org

Contact: Marcy Wojtulewicz, Deputy Director |mwojtulewicz(at)pattillmanfoundation(dot)org | 602.710.0585

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