About Our Fundraisers

In May 2014 the Task Force Dagger Foundation (TFDF) fulfilled one of its most critical missions, providing fill the gap funding (outside of what is offered by the DoD or VA, or covered by regular insurance) for soldier’s and Veteran’s immediate needs. Often, these are emergencies that require an urgent response in order to save the soldier and family. Josh Collins story was no different, and the TFDF was again there to help, and in the in the end help Josh find a new mission, purpose, and focus.

As a retired Special Operation’s Veteran turned military DoD contractor, Josh suffered back to back concussions on the job in late Summer 2013, and these were on top of the 7 TBI’s he had suffered while serving his country before retiring in December 2008. The cognitive function, behavior, and personality decline was evident. His life went into a downward spiral creating an enormous strain on the family to hold together, and wrecking his job and career. He was finally hospitalized for these TBI’s at the James A Haley Polytrauma Center in Tampa, FL, and this is when the TFDF stepped in to assist Josh’s wife Tonia and 4 kids. But it didn’t stop there.

After 3 months, Josh was released to continue his recovery at home, but the diagnosis, prognosis, and requisite pharmaceutical regime were now even worse than before. Josh began to have seizures at night, and this is when he decided to do everything in his power to break the cycle and find a way to truly live again. Like before, the TFDF stepped in to provide funding for ground breaking and state of the art brain treatment modalities that have led to a tremendous recovery, and without the pharmaceuticals. Finding a new mission with this recovery, it has now become Josh’s mission to give back to the organization that helped to save him and his family, and to the military community so that every Veteran within the SOCOM community can receive the same level of care that he has; OPERATION PHOENIX.

The Phoenix rises from the ashes and is stronger than it was before—which is exactly what Josh has done. This is exactly what every Veteran can do with the right help, guidance, and treatment programs.

Those who do not wish to participate in our raffles but would like to support our organization can "Make A Donation" We would like to thank you in advance for your generous support.

Raffle Information
Multiple Prize Raffle
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Prize: Multiple Prize Raffle
   
Price per Ticket: $20.00
Raffle Value: $24,000.00 Tickets Being Sold: 6,000
Raffle Ending: 8/5/2016 Tickets Remaining: 4,390
Required Age: You must be at least 18 years of age to purchase a ticket for this raffle.
Raffle Description
OPERATION PHOENIX is the Guinness World Record attempt to stand up paddleboard SUP 3,500 miles from South Texas to New York City to raise awareness and resources for Veteran Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The beneficiary of this endeavor is the Task Force Dagger Foundation 501 3c, and which was there to save Josh's life in his darkest hour, and assist in finding and resourcing the ground breaking treatment modalities for Josh's brain injuries. Sponsored by award winning Paddle Board maker BOTE Paddle Boards, they have designed a special limited edition board for this endeavor, and are donating 12 of these boards. These custom boards are the same design that Josh will be using on his expedition, and only a hand full will be made in honor of this event.

 
Main Drawing:  3 Winners To Be Drawn On 8/6/2016
Early Bird Drawing 1:  1 Winner To Be Drawn At 500 Tickets
Early Bird Drawing 2:  1 Winner To Be Drawn At 1000 Tickets
Early Bird Drawing 3:  1 Winner To Be Drawn At 1500 Tickets
Early Bird Drawing 4:  1 Winner To Be Drawn On 07/09/2016
Early Bird Drawing 5:  1 Winner To Be Drawn On 07/16/2016
Early Bird Drawing 6:  1 Winner To Be Drawn On 07/23/2016
Early Bird Drawing 7:  1 Winner To Be Drawn On 07/27/2016
Early Bird Drawing 8:  1 Winner To Be Drawn On 08/01/2016
Early Bird Drawing 9:  1 Winner To Be Drawn On 08/05/2016
If you purchase your tickets for this raffle prior to any early bird drawings, your tickets will be included in all current and future drawings for this raffle. Your tickets may be drawn or selected for one prize for each individual drawing, and will always be included in the main drawing. Early bird drawings are bonus drawings for early participants.
Prize Descriptions
Main Drawing
3 Winners To Be Drawn
BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
1st Prize: BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
   
Quantity: 1
Prize Value: $2,000.00
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Description:
I was born in the dark. I am bold, quick, steady, and can bear a heavy load. On my back can a paddler stand for many miles without fatigue. I am built for adventure, long days abroad, and covering great distances, so pack your gear. I will gain affection through my invariable responsiveness to the paddler. At full stride I am at home in open water, and at a trot it's the lakes and rivers at which I am equally comfortable. It's with ease that I can transport a paddler and with the same ease, I too can be transported. Click into my integrated Travelink™ system and carry me upon your shoulders. Weary arms can stow their paddle in my PaddleSheath. I am efficient yet smooth, stable yet agile, sexy yet tough. You needn't be a master to tame me as I can make even the newest of paddlers comfortable in the saddle. My name is Traveller, and I am a paddlers paddleboard...and that's straight from the horse's mouth.

BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
2nd Prize: BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
   
Quantity: 1
Prize Value: $2,000.00
Prize Options:
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Description:
BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board

BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
3rd Prize: BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
   
Quantity: 1
Prize Value: $2,000.00
Prize Options:
Prize Item
Description:
BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
Early Bird Drawing 1
1 Winner To Be Drawn At 500 Tickets
BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
1st Prize: BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
   
Quantity: 1
Prize Value: $2,000.00
Prize Options:
Prize Item
Description:
BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
Congratulations to the following winner for the Early Bird Drawing 1!
Chad Nelson, Keller, TX
Early Bird Drawing 2
1 Winner To Be Drawn At 1000 Tickets
BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
1st Prize: BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
   
Quantity: 1
Prize Value: $2,000.00
Prize Options:
Prize Item
Description:
BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
Congratulations to the following winner for the Early Bird Drawing 2!
Brett McCoy, Little Silver, NJ
Early Bird Drawing 3
1 Winner To Be Drawn At 1500 Tickets
BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
1st Prize: BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
   
Quantity: 1
Prize Value: $2,000.00
Prize Options:
Prize Item
Description:
BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
Congratulations to the following winner for the Early Bird Drawing 3!
tom Bickerstaff, Shalimar, FL
Early Bird Drawing 4
1 Winner To Be Drawn On 07/09/2016
BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
1st Prize: BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
   
Quantity: 1
Prize Value: $2,000.00
Prize Options:
Prize Item
Description:
BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
Congratulations to the following winner for the Early Bird Drawing 4!
Lewis David, Baileys Crossroads, VA
Early Bird Drawing 5
1 Winner To Be Drawn On 07/16/2016
BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
1st Prize: BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
   
Quantity: 1
Prize Value: $2,000.00
Prize Options:
Prize Item
Description:
BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
Congratulations to the following winner for the Early Bird Drawing 5!
Andrew Wilson, Palm Harbor, FL
Early Bird Drawing 6
1 Winner To Be Drawn On 07/23/2016
BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
1st Prize: BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
   
Quantity: 1
Prize Value: $2,000.00
Prize Options:
Prize Item
Description:
BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
Congratulations to the following winner for the Early Bird Drawing 6!
Todd Little, North Fort Myers, FL
Early Bird Drawing 7
1 Winner To Be Drawn On 07/27/2016
BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
1st Prize: BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
   
Quantity: 1
Prize Value: $2,000.00
Prize Options:
Prize Item
Description:
BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
Congratulations to the following winner for the Early Bird Drawing 7!
David Winters, Valrico, FL
Early Bird Drawing 8
1 Winner To Be Drawn On 08/01/2016
BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
1st Prize: BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
   
Quantity: 1
Prize Value: $2,000.00
Prize Options:
Prize Item
Description:
BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
Congratulations to the following winner for the Early Bird Drawing 8!
Robert Gilbert, West Bradford, PA
Early Bird Drawing 9
1 Winner To Be Drawn On 08/05/2016
BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
1st Prize: BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
   
Quantity: 1
Prize Value: $2,000.00
Prize Options:
Prize Item
Description:
BOTE Limited Edition OPPHX 12'6 Traveller Stand Up Paddle Board
Congratulations to the following winner for the Early Bird Drawing 9!
Candance  Brunswick, Locust, NJ
Permit, Exclusion, and Main Drawing Information
Location:
Task Force Dagger Foundation  
5900 South Lake Forest Drive,  Suite 200,  Mckinney, TX 75070   
Date: 8/6/2016 Time: 12:30 PM
 
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