Spartans, and BBQ, and OEW, Oh My!

By September 6, 2016 No Comments

So the weekend to beat all other weekends is just around the corner. On September 10th, 2016, the Operation Enduring Warrior Team will step foot on the Spartan course at Fort Bragg. After a day of hard work, we will all gather for a BBQ of epic proportions. Here is what you need to know:

1) It’s not too late to sign up!

Visit HERE to sign up for the Spartan and HERE for tickets to the BBQ. When you register for the Spartan, select ” Open Morning” (9:15 – 11:00). As you proceed through registration, you’ll also select ” Join Existing Team” and the team name is OEW MAT and OCA”. Eric Schmitz is listed as the Captain.

2) We ARE the biggest team at the race this year.

You know you want to be in this year’s EPIC group photo.

3) Yes, you CAN complete the Spartan!

Will this be your first Spartan? Heck, will it be your 20th and you’re still nervous? You will be with a team of amazing people who will be there to encourage and support you. Trust us, you’re ready!

4) Refuel post race.

We know how to refuel after a sporting event. Join us for Operation Chew-N-Brew after the race.  We will have Beer and BBQ and treats galore. You do NOT want to miss this BBQ.

5) SKYDIVING and AMERICAN FLAGS. Need we say more?BBQ

After the race, rally with us at Skydive Paraclete XP at 144 Airport Dr, Raeford, North Carolina 28376. The event will kick off at 5pm with Skydiving by our wounded Veterans and additional demonstration by the Special Forces Association Parachute Team, who will be bringing in the giant Stars and Stripes banner! The cornhole tournament will kick off at 5:45pm and there will be festivities running all evening long.

6) Bring your wallet!

At the BBQ we will also have a silent auction with some really cool items up for bid. We have custom OEW corn hole boards, an OEW Trailer hitch, GORUCK gear, clothes, art, sporting equipment….we could go on, on, and on, but you get the point.

7) For your listening pleasure…..

We will have Luke Combs on the mainstage and WKML providing additional tunes.


This is really the first, last, and only reason we are scheduling all this fun. Joining us for this events helps us to continue supporting our Veterans and living our missing every day.

Operation Enduring Warrior is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor, empower and motivate America’s wounded military service members. Our physical, mental and emotional rehabilitative cycle is modeled to overcome adversity and hardship through innovation, teamwork and perseverance; ultimately enabling Wounded Warriors’ lives to go in directions they once thought impossible.