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Task Force Heroes use fitness challenge to help support military and service members

Posted at 9:58 PM, Oct 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-21 12:50:43-04

BOZEMAN – On Saturday, plenty of gym junkies went to Fuel Fitness in Bozeman in support of the country’s military and other service members during the Task Force Heroes Challenge.

Teams from around the Gallatin Valley gathered to race through a gauntlet of exercises that included rowing a SkiErg and pulling two military vehicles across a parking lot that each weighed more than 10,000 pounds. The money raised from the event is being donated to the organization Task Force Heroes.

Task Force Heroes is a non-profit organization based in Bozeman that provides spiritual and emotion support to our military, law enforcement, first responders and their families. They bring in service men and women from around the country, free of charge, to help them escape from their everyday lives in their career.

When the Task Force Heroes ranch, they participate in activities like mountain biking, fly fishing, peer-to-peer discussion and healing through faith.

Task Force Heroes operates on donations, and the organization’s president, Shane Yates, was blown away by the community support.

“It’s just so humbling to see that people still support the first responders, they still support the military service members and combat veterans, those that are sacrificing so much every day. You can get caught up in all this other stuff going on in the world, but we still have people in harm’s way,” said Yates, who was a total of 30 years of experience in both military and law enforcement.

But working to get these brave men and women back to full strength is never finished.

“We still have first responders going and cops going to stuff, firemen going to stuff. So it’s awesome to see that that is still on the forefront of people’s minds to take care of those folks,” Yates said.

To find out more information on Task Force Heroes and how you can donate to the organization, click here visit their website.