Hunter's Heroes Memorial Run

Event Date

Sat, May 21, 2016


Boone, NC

About This Activity

Hunter's Heroes Team wishes to inspire our community to remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to the community and also to embrace the loved ones that lost someone too soon. Hunter’s Heroes started as a Memorial Run for Deputy William Mast Jr. who died suddenly in the line of duty; his son, Hunter Mast, was born seventeen days later. We honor public safety officers and military personnel of their service to North Carolina and to the United States. Our intention is to remember and celebrate their commitment and to provide financial support to their families in times of need.

The fourth annual Hunter's Heroes Memorial Run and Celebration will be on May 21st at 8:30am. This year we are raising funds for a new endeavor inspired by Travis Kevin Gryder, a young Blowing Rock firefighter who lost his life on May 11, 2015. Travis was a fun-loving son and brother who was passionate about serving others through emergency services. He loved working with the Blowing Rock Fire Department, and he also volunteered with the Watauga County Rescue Squad. Travis never thought twice about helping friends and fellow emergency workers when they were in need. In the furtherance of Travis's giving spirit, we will use the funds from this year's run to start a memorial scholarship and a relief fund to assist firefighters, EMTs, First Responders, and Rescue Personnel.

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