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Rock/Creek Race Team Member Matt Karzen Runs for a Cause

matt-karzenFor over 20 years, Rock/Creek has encouraged our customers to make a difference in the world. We are passionate about community outreach and open our resources such as blogs, event postings, and advertisements to share our neighbors’ efforts. Rock/Creek works for positive change in the community through monetary pledges and tangible support, not to call attention to ourselves, but to raise awareness of the impact we can all have in the world.
In this spirit, we wanted to “hand over the microphone” now and post the following from our friend and Rock/Creek Race Team Member, Matt Karzen:

“Friends – On July 25, 2009, sometime well before sunrise, I will commence to put one foot in front of the other, and run the length of the Georgia Appalachian Trail (76 ish miles) straight through, as a fundraising effort for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation
This organization provides educational opportunities through grants to the children of fallen U.S. Special Forces operators – a most worthy cause. Each of these children have sacrificed a parent so that we may be a bit more secure here in the United States. The SOWF organization’s purpose is to be an avenue to help us help them. Please consider making a generous donation to this cause – you can do so by going to my sponsorship web page at I am donating $500.00.
Those of you who enjoy epic adventure, I would love to have some company for all or part of the run, or if you simply want to enjoy the north Georgia mountains for a while. I sure could use the help of someone meeting me at the various places where the AT intersects civilization with some food and drink… Any and all support is welcome and appreciated, but the most important thing you can do is contribute to the cause by making a financial donation.
A very small percentage (7.5% or so) of each donation made on the Firstgiving website goes to Firsgiving to help them absorb their costs, but ALL other funds received go to SOWF. If you would rather make a donation by check, you can mail it to me and I will forward all funds to SOWF. Please email me if you would like to make a donation by check or if you are interested in participating along the way.
Please email me, these kids need and deserve our help.
Thank you all for taking the time to consider this, and definitely spread the word!”
-Matt Karzen
email: [email protected]

Good luck Matt! Thanks for all you’re doing for the foundation. Again, please help out by donating online at: You can check on Matt’s fundraising progress with the widget below. We’ll also post updates here as we hear more about the run.

For further information about Special Forces Warrior Foundation check out this short video >