Archive for the ‘Fundraising’ Category

BioLite Launches HeadLamp on Kickstarter

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Launching today on Kickstarter is the HeadLamp from BioLite, who claims, “It’s a wearable that’s actually wearable.”

It’s a really neat design. The 3D SlimFit Construction incorporates a 3D-molded housing integrating the electronics directly into the fabric for a SUPER thin front that sits flush on your forehead. This, combined with the power source mounted to the rear, results in a balanced, no bounce design.

The rechargeable design offers 330 lumens in the following modes: dimmable white spot, dimmable white flood, red flood, and strobe. Plus the panel articulates easily with one hand so you can direct your light where you need it.

Offered in limited quantities on Kickstarter. What’s more, early adopters will get a free Light Diffusing Stuffsack with their pledge, turning their HeadLamp into a hangable lantern. These will be delivered by the end of the year. Otherwise, you’ll have to wait until Spring, 2019 for them to be restocked.

Ripstays – “The fastest MOLLE system on earth”

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Currently on Kickstarter are Ripstays, a PALS compatible quick release system for pouches, something the inventor claims is, “The fastest MOLLE system on earth.”

Essentially, Ripstays are made up of rigid injection molded bars which weave in between PALS webbing and are connected at the top to facilitate a rapid removal of a pouch from the platform it’s connected to.

We’ve seen other Bar-like systems in the past, but those were intended more to ease attachment than cut-away.

The campaign offers 5″ bars but has a stretch goal of introducing 9″ bars as well.

Spectra Group and Inmarsat in Partnership to Take on Three Peaks Challenge to Raise Funds for Team Rubicon UK

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

On 31 August a team from Spectra Group, leading provider of specialist secure communications for austere locations, will be partnering with Inmarsat and Team Rubicon to complete the arduous Three Peaks Challenge. The team’s aim is to raise awareness and funds for the disaster relief charity, Team Rubicon UK.


The Three Peaks (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon) are the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales. The challenge is to climb all of these within a single 24-hour period; 23 miles of hiking/running with a total ascent of 10,052ft (3064 meters).  For the 19-strong team the event will be an unforgettable challenge; to complete all three mountains in 24 hours involves little rest, detailed planning and coordination, and great determination.  After climbing and descending Ben Nevis, the teams will be hiking in the dark on Scafell Pike and in the peak heat of the day on Snowdon, struggling to get their rest whilst travelling between mountains in the back of a minibus. The logistical support crew also have a tough job – they will drive the team over 460 miles between mountains, using the time in between to refuel, restock and prepare food.

The challenge originated when, in 2015, Inmarsat committed to support Team Rubicon.  As part of this, Inmarsat’s Damian Lewis deployed to the British Virgin Islands to support their disaster recovery after Hurricane Irma and on his return conceived #RunningforRubicon, a 12-month campaign consisting of monthly challenges, 3 of which are extreme solo events (Maratón Sierra Nevada, Oman Desert Marathon & Marathon Des Sables).  August’s #RunningforRubicon challenge is the Three Peaks.

As the mobile phone signals on the mountains is sparse, the team will carry a BGAN E510 terminal for reliable, seamless broadband and voice communications. They will also take the opportunity to use Spectra’s SlingShot® system in combination with Inmarsat’s L-TAC™ service for On The Move voice and data radio communications. The combination of SlingShot and L-TAC provides strategic, secure and global BLOS COTM (Beyond Line of Sight Communications On The Move) by extending the reach of VHF and UHF radios and is ideal for the mountainous conditions. This collaboration will enable the team to communicate, track their movement on the mountains and provide live tweeting.

The strength of the ongoing partnership between Spectra, Inmarsat and Team Rubicon is truly demonstrated by the level of support the 3 organisations are providing to this challenge.  Not only are Spectra and Inmarsat collaborating to provide essential communications for the team on the mountains, but Simon Davies (CEO Spectra Group), Paul Gudonis (President, Inmarsat Enterprise), Diana Goody (VP, Inmarsat G2) and Richard Sharp (CEO Team Rubicon UK) will also be joining the team for this event.

Simon Davies, CEO of Spectra Group, stated: “We partner closely with Inmarsat on a day-to-day basis and have SlingShot equipment on the shelf, held in readiness to assist a Team Rubicon deployment should it be required. Team Rubicon carry out vital work at the most difficult time and in the most arduous environments. This is what Spectra is all about and so this personal challenge was an obvious one to get behind.”

George Crisp, Project Manager for Inmarsat Global Government, event manager for the #RunningforRubicon campaign, as well as a member of the team taking part said: “I am delighted that our partner, Spectra, will be joining us on the Three Peaks Challenge to help us work towards a common cause of raising £70,000 for the charity and to put our satcom kit to the test in remote and rugged environments.

“We recently conducted a recce of Snowdon (which will be our final peak)  and managed to complete the walk well within the required time. We are increasing in confidence that we’ll complete the challenge successfully (traffic between peaks permitting), but teamwork and discipline will be key.”

Donations to support the Team Rubicon Fund Raising can be made through TotalGiving:

Social Media accounts to follow for this event will be: @TeamRubiconUK; @3peakschallenge; @spectragroup; @InmarsatGlobal; @SoldierOnAwards.

ASA – Raffle for Hudson H9 Pistol & Rugged Obsidian 9 Suppressor Including $200 Transfer Tax

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Ticket Sales end on July 31st @ 11:59pm EDT

Hudson Manufacturing, Rugged Suppressors, and Silencer Shop are teaming up with the ASA to bring you an opportunity to win one of the summer’s hottest (and quietest) setups: a Hudson H9 pistol with their new factory threaded barrel, a Rugged Obsidian 9 modular suppressor and payment of the $200 transfer tax courtesy of Silencer Shop!

As the only organization that’s dedicated to enacting pro-suppressor reform across the country, every dollar raised is another dollar that supports our work. Buy a ticket today and help us fight for your right to protect your hearing!

For full contest rules and to purchase tickets, visit Ticket sales end July 31st at 11:59pm EDT. Drawing will be held August 1 at 5:00pm EST.

The ASA is a 501(c)(6) industry trade association. Contributions or gifts to the American Suppressor Association, including raffle tickets, are not tax deductible.

Agilite Gear – Veteran T-shirt

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Israel’s Agilite Gear is Veteran owned company who feels it’s important to support the Veteran community. Aside from employing Veterans whenever they can, they’ve have created a PT inspired Limited Edition Veteran shirt.  For every shirt sold, Agilite will donate $10 to the Heroes to Heroes Foundation for at risk veterans.

The Heroes to Heroes Foundation is a non-denominational 501(c)(3) organization which brings American and Israeli Veterans together and provides a spiritual healing, suicide prevention, and peer support program for veterans who suffer from Moral Injury and PTSD.)

Get the Veteran shirt here for $27.49 for yourself or gift a veteran and Agilite will donate $10 for every shirt sold.

Free Continental US shipping and $10 Flat rate for Europe on all orders over $49. It is available in Coyote Tan, Melange Grey and Navy Blue WHILE STOCKS LAST.

For every shirt sold, Agilite will donate $10 to the Heroes to Heroes foundation for at risk veterans.

Team Wendy Riding for the Cure

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Yesterday morning, Team Wendy took an early ride in Cleveland in preparation for this Saturday’s ride in support of Cancer research where they’ll be seen sporting these Evil Knievel uniforms.


The team looks forward to participating in Velosano for the 4th year in a row. Team Wendy’s goal this year is to donate/raise over $25,000 which would bring their four year total to over $70,000.

Please take a minute to look over their team page and consider donating to this most important cause!…

Now On Kickstarter – Eclipse: The Morphing Coin Shaped Everyday Carry Knife

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Made from 24 individual parts, the Eclipse features a Wharncliffe-style blade made from 440 stainless steel, with a handle made from G10 FR-4 fiberglass epoxy.

Offered in two colors, the “Silver” option has a bead blasted 440C frame, links, and blade. The “Black” option features a 440C black oxide handle and links and a 440C black coated blade, both with black G10 scales.

• Blade Length: 0.7 inches
• Blade Material: Hardened 440C Stainless Steel (58 HRC)
• Blade Stock: 0.08 inches (2 mm)
• Handle Material: 440C Stainless Steel
• Grip Material: G10 FR-4
• Closed Diameter: 1.8 inches
• Open Length: 2.9 inches
• Knife Thickness: 0.24 inches (6 mm)
• Weight: 1.1 oz
• Lock Mechanism: “Button” lock, frame lock

2018 TDxSOC-F Cornhole Throwdown

Thursday, June 21st, 2018


Your ticket includes Pit BBQ and Drink: $10.00
Kids under 12 eat free!

Adult beverages provided by Back Bay Brewery 

Raffel Tickets at the Event: $5.00 a piece or 5 tickets for $20.00

Raffle Prizes: Over $12K worth of gear to WIN. All you need is one ticket and any of the below could be yours. You have to pass VA background checks to receive any of the Fire Arms.

• Zev 556 Rifle With Optics and all the fixings
• Glock 17 with RMR
• Never Summer Snowboard Custom
• Clothing and jackets from OR/Arc’teryx/TD
• Knives
• Plate Carriers with Hard Armor
• LBT Training Vest
• Vortex Binos and Scopes
• ITS Tactical Package
• Firearms Training package
• Much more!

Date: July 10th, 2018 @ 6pm

Tactical Distributors HQ
641 Phoenix Dr.
VB,VA 23452