Come Support Our Veterans at the Resilience Ruck in Bowling Green, 4 November

November 04 - 4
La Gala, Bowling Green, KY


What:    12km Ruck march around Bowling Green, KY
Who:     US Military Veterans and Their Supporters
When:   08:30 AM (central time) Sat Morning, Nov 4
Where: La Gala Event Venue (601 State St, Bowling Green, KY 42101)
Why:     Last year’s Resilience Ruck 2022 raised $20,000 for the Veterans Club of Kentucky. This year’s event at La Gala will benefit:
– Warren County, KY Sheriff Brett Hightower’s Kentucky Wounded Heroes charity (,
– the Warriors Heart Addiction and PTSD Treatment Center (, and
– The Special Operations Care Fund (

How to Participate and Register Support:

The Resilience Ruck ( has added Warren County Sheriff Brett Hightower’s Kentucky Wounded Heroes ( to the list of beneficiaries for this year’s return event to be held Sat morning, Nov 4, 2023 at La Gala in downtown Bowling Green.  This year’s 12k (signifying the 12 steps of recovery) ruck march is all about supporting veterans exemplifying the ability to withstand, recover and grow from adversity.

The Resilience Ruck planning committee, chaired by Erica Hildreth (Mrs. Kentucky), has developed the following information for potential sponsors:

– Sponsors will receive prominent recognition in all event promotions, both online and offline. This includes social media shout-outs, logo placement on event banners and marketing materials, and mentions during event announcements.  Various sponsorship tiers are offered to suit your budget and preferences. By becoming a sponsor, you’ll demonstrate your commitment to our Veterans and gain exposure to a diverse audience.  Local VFW Post 1298 has signed on to serve as a Bronze Sponsor for this year’s Resilience Ruck:

– “Swag Bag” Participation: Contributing items to event swag bags is another excellent way to showcase your brand. Your promotional materials or exclusive offers can be included in these bags, which will be distributed to all attendees. This is a fantastic opportunity to make a lasting impression on eventgoers and ensure that your brand remains top-of-mind even after the event concludes.

– Giveaway Donations: Giveaway items that will be raffled or distributed during the event every 30 minutes. By donating a giveaway item, you’ll attract attention to your brand and create a sense of excitement among attendees. Your contribution will be acknowledged during the giveaway segments, giving you valuable exposure.

– Sponsor youth/student ruck marchers: This year, the Resilience Ruck is offering a steeply discounted Youth/Student participation rate of $25 (plus $3.52 processing fee charged by Event Brite).  Local high school JROTC and Civil Air Patrol cadets as well as pre-enlistment Marine Corps “poolees” and WKU ROTC cadets & student veterans are being recruited as participants. Despite the discounted rate, sponsorships for individual participants may be needed and would certainly be appreciated in order to maximize participation from “cash poor” students. For example: American Legion Post 23 in Bowling Green has tentatively pledged to sponsor 20x USMC poolees to participate.