Ruck for Veterans on Sept. 24 in Carmel Valley


Torrey Pines High football program will team up with Rancho Bernardo High football and the San Diego chapter of Team Red, White and Blue on a Ruck for Veterans Saturday, Sept. 24. The public is invited to participate in the six-mile ruck along SR-56.

Participants are asked to bring a backpack full of items to be donated to Veterans Village of San Diego. The event will begin at 8 a.m. at the SR-56 bike path entrance on Carmel Creek Road and Tang Road and end at Westview High School. There will be a social gathering with food for purchase and music at Westview.

Rancho Bernardo’s football program organized the annual event for Team Red,White and Blue five years ago to bring awareness about the organization and its cause to connect veterans with their local communities. This year they invited football programs at Torrey Pines, Westview, Ramona and Mt. Carmel to participate in the event.

Items needed for the veterans include: hygiene kits (shampoo, conditioner, body wash/soap, wash cloth, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb), blankets, socks, sweaters and beanies. Food donations are not accepted but gift cards and cash are always welcome.

Find out more about the event on Facebook at Team RWB RBHS Challenge.