#drillstrong, the Fundraising Competition
Following For the Art (FTA) Clothing Company’s lead.
A member of the Military Drill World (MDW) is in serious need. Constantine Wilson created New Guard America many years ago with the goal of having the first professional civilian-based exhibition drill team that performs with bayonets. He did it and NGA has toured the world with performances all over the USA, Europe and Africa.
Constantine and I met at New Mexico Military Institute in the mid 80s. After we left the school, we lost touch only to have exhibition drill bring us back together in 2006 when I began my groundwork for The DrillMaster. We eventually worked on Pro America together creating some great competitions. And there are all kinds of stories that many, many Drillers can share about how he has impacted their life, either directly or indirectly.
Constantine needs help. Diagnosed with cancer in 2013, he has been fighting it with unconventional therapies that have worked- until now. He is going to begin conventional therapy soon, if he has not already, and that is where you and I come in. FTA started the ball rolling with the sale of the really cool glow-in-the-dark #drillstrong rubber wrist bands and that is a great beginning. We can do more and we will. What do we, in the MDW, do best? Compete!
#drillstrong is the competition. It will be similar to Pro America, but with additions. No entry fee, but donations will be accepted by competitors and audience members. I hope to enlist help from others in the MDW and make this a spectacular annual fundraising event. When Constantine heals, we can turn our focus onto other needs for a fellow MDW member. Right now, all I have is ideas and will make phone calls and send emails to those whom I think can help in certain ways. I want to record the competition, create a DVD and offer it for sale with 100% of the profit going to the cause.
If you have something to offer for the competition (video or audio setup skills, DVD creation knowledge, etc.) please contact me by clicking here and sending me a message. Let’s get started.
God bless you, Constantine. #drillstrong