Tacoma will host run honoring NFL player, Army Ranger Pat Tillman

Tacoma News TribuneMarch 6, 2014 

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Former Arizona Cardinals football player-turned Army Ranger Pat Tillman


A run honoring Pat Tillman, a former NFL Player who died as an Army Ranger fighting in Afghanistan, is scheduled for April 26 at Tacoma’s Thea Park.

The run is a local “shadow run” coinciding with the main Pat's Run in Tempe, Ariz., where Tillman once starred for Arizona State University.

The run is 4.2 miles, paying tribute to Tillman’s college jersey number, 42. Proceeds from the race go to the Tillman Military Scholars program. According to a statement issued by race promoters, 230 Tillman Military scholars from 34 states have attended 71 academic institutions and been awarded $3.2 million.

Tillman was stationed at Joint Base Lewis McChord. For more information on the run, visit the Arizona State University Alumni Association website, asualumni.org.

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