That is why they are trying such a feat is to raise $7 million for it folds of honor, a non-profit organization that helps children and spouses of fallen and/or disabled service members and first responders get the education they deserve. Since 2007, the 501(c)(3) has honored these brave men and women by awarding their families more than 44,000 scholarships. Stumpf says 100 percent of the money raised during Triple 7 goes directly to Folds of Honor.
Supporting this mission is a source of pride for everyone involved, including Logan Stark, Chief Marketing Officer for the Black Rifle Coffee Company. The former Marine Scout sniper says, “When you think about the sacrifices made by those who protect this nation… you realize that it is our responsibility to look after their families.”
On their first day in Arizona, the expedition team met up with Complete Parachute Solutions (CPS), the company that oversees logistics for the week, and then headed to SkyVenture Arizona for wind tunnel training. The giant cylinder simulates free-fall conditions by producing wind speeds of up to 160 mph, allowing team members to work on their flying skills.
The next three days revolved around skydiving, and by early Thursday afternoon the team had made 534 jumps. “Training is vital [because] We jump to seven unknown locations, on a tight schedule, with less than perfect sleep, which means our skills and canopy work will be [key] says Eric Prince, former Marine Director and Managing Director at Frontier Resources Group.