Tactical Ranch hosted the first annual Elite Tactical Challenge benefitting the Task Force Dagger Foundation on September 27th, 2014. Tactical Ranch is located approximately 20 miles EAST of El Paso, Texas and saw 19 teams compete in this inaugural event. This event raised over $4,000 to fund The Task Force Dagger Foundation and their recreational therapy events for wounded SOF soldiers. The picture at top left is match sponsor Hoy-Fox presenting the proceeds check to The Task Force Dagger Team. Keith David from the TF Dagger executive staff is on the far left.
The Task Force Dagger Foundation was established in July of 2009 and is a federally recognized 501(c) (3) non profit foundation. The Foundation assists US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) soldiers and their families when a valid need is identified. Needs are verified two ways: one, through the unit command; two, through the US SOCOM Care Coalition. The Task Force Dagger Foundation responds to needs that are verified as quickly as possible. The Foundation keeps in contact with the unit command organization and the SOCOM Care Coalition to ensure that the funds were received and that no further assistance is needed. Please consider a financial donation that will go toward helping the brave soldiers of our country. 92% of all donations directly assist wounded, ill, or injured Army Special Operations Soldiers and families.
SFA Chapter member Sam Morgan organized a local team who has bragging rights on the two oldest competitors, Tony Beltran 72 years old and Gary Benavidez 65 years old. Tony came in from Oregon to compete! Sam also brought a ringer in by the name of Nathan Buck, who was tearing up the long range targets with his M4 carbine. See picture below, L to R: Sam, Tony, Gary and Nathan.
Sponsors for this event included: Hoy-Fox Automotive Group, Hodge Defense Systems, Mayflower Research and Consulting, Barnett Harley Davidson, Little Bird LLC, Article 15 clothing, Oakley, Alamo Auto Supply, Magpul, Santa Teresa Motorsports, Reliance Outdoor Supply, Streamlight, Tropicana Properties, Sportsman Elite, Special Forces Recruiting, Premier Uniform and Tactical Gear, Surefire, First Medical Response, Cobra Cuffs, Collectors Gun Exchange, and ADS.