GREEN BAY, Wis.(WFRV)- “It’s a big undertaking, it’s a big challenge,” said Emma Hutter, girlfriend of Sam Skiff. Hutter, along with other friends and family, joined together in front of the Resch Expo’s Veterans Memorial to wish Samuel Skiff, Andrew Lopez, Nickolas Hanke, and Alex Kaufman, well as they headed out on the annual “For Them Ruck March.”
With Skiff as the lead, the four college students from UW Green Bay and St. Norbert College embarked on their journey to raise funds for Veterans, one step at a time. “We start here at Lambeau Field and we walk all the way to Veterans Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin,” said Skiff.
It’s the second time Skiff has participated and the first for the other men. “I thought it would be a good opportunity to raise awareness for the people who gave so much for us,” said Andrew Lopez. Lopez additionally shared with Local 5’s Eric Richards that he has plans of going into the military when he is finished with school.
“We are here to raise funds and awareness for 4th Hooah, a Veterans Organization that focuses on giving our Veterans a good community to go to,” said Skiff. The goal is to raise $20,000 with100 percent of proceeds going to 4th HOOAH Wisconsin. The 4th Hooah also provides assistance for those who are dealing with PTSD, depression, and much more.
The ruck march will consist of seven consecutive days of rucking down the coast of Lake Michigan with occasional stops along the way to rest and recharge. “I think as long as we keep our feet dry, that’s the most important part,” said Skiff.
For more information and updates on their progress, visit their website: 4th HOOAH Wisconsin. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, remember there is no shame in asking for help.