Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) January 08, 2014
The Allen West Foundation is pleased to announce the First Annual JROTC PT Challenge. The event will feature leadership and team building activities including a three mile run and PT competition. The First Annual JROTC PT Challenge will take place at John Prince Park, 4759 South Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, Florida 33461 on Saturday, January 25th, 2014 beginning at 9:00a.m. The entry fee is $10.00 per participant.
Participants in the event will be from Palm Beach County, Martin County and Broward County JROTC programs. Teams will consist of 7 members that are both male and female participants in high school JROTC programs. Congressman West will be participating in the event alongside the JROTC student entrants.
The Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) is a Federal program sponsored by the United States Armed Forces in high schools across the United States. The purpose of Junior ROTC is "to instill in students in United States secondary educational institutions the values of citizenship, service to the United States, and personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment."
In the tenth grade Allen West joined the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program. Congressman West received his Bachelor's degree while on an ROTC scholarship at the University of Tennessee and later went on to get a Master's degree from Kansas State University, both in political science, and entered the United States Army in 1983 when he graduated from the University of Tennessee. Congressman West was the US Army ROTC Instructor of the Year in 1993 and he accredits the JROTC with forming the basis for his life of service and commitment to the nation. He firmly believes that education is the great equalizer and that with a good education any child in America can live his or her dream. To that end the Allen West Foundation was formed as Congressman West’s legacy; to educate, engage and inspire the next generation of conservative leaders.
Awards to be presented for the First Annual JROTC Challenge are: 1st and 2nd place for the Best Team score; and all participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.
About The Allen West Foundation:
The Allen West Foundation was established in January, 2013, to educate, engage and inspire the next generation of conservative veteran, minority and female leaders. In addition to directly supporting organizations such as Young Marines, Junior ROTC and Naval Sea Cadets, the Foundation conducts various forums, educational events and leadership training seminars across the country. For more information, visit http://www.allenwestfoundation.org.
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The Allen West Foundation
6400 Congress Avenue, Suite 2050
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