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Swuz Cali-to-Zona 2011 Memorial Ride
Honoring Pat, my brothers & all veterans!
Welcome to the official donation page for my first memorial bicycle ride of 400 miles to benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation. I am very honored to be a part of Pat's legacy and to have my name riding shotgun with the man, the myth, the legend that is Pat Tillman. All the money donated on this page goes directly to the PTF and all donations are tax deductible.

I have recently finished riding my bike from San Diego, CA to Phoenix, AZ to raise awareness and money for Pat's foundation. My journey began on Sunday, December 11th, next to the USS Midway in the bay of San Diego. I rode approximately 65 miles per day, ending at the University of Phoenix Stadium just before kickoff of the Arizona Cardinals against the Cleveland Browns on December 18th. It was an incredible journey and I am very proud of my ride. I had to navigate freezing rain, mountain terrain, strong winds, and endless deserts, but in the end, I achieved my goal.

Please give all you can to support this awesome foundation, even if it's just a few dollars. You will receive your tax deduction information almost immediately after donating. Also, please send this page link to everyone, and I mean everyone, you know or are friends with on all the different social networks. We owe it to our incredibly brave and selfless veterans to help them when they come back from serving our great country. Think about it: you rise and sleep under the freedoms that they protect....

So give all you can! Reach deep!

My journey was tough and long, but it's my way of supporting our veterans and honoring one of my heroes, Pat Tillman. Thank you for your support and for giving your hard earned money to support this great foundation. God bless!

Dave Swuz

Donate $100 or more and receive a free Official T-shirt for the
"Swuz Cali-to-Zona 2011 Memorial Ride"

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Fundraising has ended.

Total Donations: $3,953.00
Goal: $3,000

$0 132% $3,000

Contributor Amount Comment
Danielle Doscher $100.00 "Go Swuz! Such a GREAT cause!!! Best of luck! xo"
robin wright $100.00 "GOOD FOR YOU AND GOOD LUCK!!"
Anonymous $10.00 "WoW need anything call me"
Dan Goodrich $10.00 "Good Luck Dave!!"
Robert Simpson $10.00 "Enjoy the ride!"
Drew Shackelford $15.00 "Enjoy the ride Swuz!!"
Dave Ficke $40.00 "Great cause Dave.....Good luck! GO CARDINALS!!!"
Joe Mikan $40.00 "Great cause, ride like the wind Swuz!!!"
Holly, Kylie & Sassy Segall $30.00 "We saw that our buddy Mr. Two-Bits donated so we had to donate too!!! Woof, Woof & Meow <3"
Daniel Segall $25.00 "Good luck! Pat was the true definition of a hero."
Shari Eckert $15.00 "Goooooo DAVE!! That's a lot of miles, holy crap!! Amazing...."
Lorena Norman Hidden "Happy and safe travels Swuz's!"
Allison Thomas $50.00 "What a great cause! Good luck!"
Julia Freedman $40.00 "What a great cause. Good Luck!!!"
Jerry & Sharon Szcinski $100.00 "We are very PROUD."
The Diamond's Diamond $20.00 ""Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world" ~ Grant Petersen"
Patty & Carl Doerfler $40.00 "Good luck and have a safe trip!"
Suzy Mortenson $100.00 "Butters, Shadow, Calie (and those cats) want to chip in with Mr. Two Bits."
Alex Osorio $25.00 "Hi Dave, Pat Tillman is a American hero and what you are doing is awesome."
Char Robertson $10.00 "Have an amazing time!! Thanks for all that you do :)"
marci hofner $10.00 "Good Luck, Dave.......Safe Travels!! May the wind be at your back....."
Rick and Diane Lyons $50.00 "With our sincere best wishes and thanks to you for all the effort you put into doing this! Rick and Diane Lyons"
Kevin Kelly $50.00 "Good luck Swuz! Proud of you for doing this."
Matthew Brookens $30.00 "Go Dave! If you die, the documentary will definitely be more interesting!"
Jason Schulz $101.00 "Can you please arrange to have this epic event streamed live to my iPhone? I don't want to miss a moment! haha"
Andres Salazar $5.00 "Dave, Hooah! I salute your effort & would give more but times are kind of ruff ... but nonetheless, as a former military man & two-time veteran - US Air Force Captain, Officer & US Army Enlisted, Soldier - I & the many other veterans & active duty military personnel appreciate your generous actions. Be safe & most importantly drink plenty of fluids & stay hydrated. Thank you. Andres USAF, Captain Formerly Active Duty "
Jessica Mathews Swuz $10.00 "You are my LOVE and I am so excited to take this journey with you! Here's some more from me. Let's reach that $3,000 goal and get some sponsors!!!! :)"
Alvin PERELMAN $50.00 "In honor of our good friend's noble deed!! Love, The Perelman family"
Rachael Szcinski $100.00 "We love you and support you! "
Kristian Steeler $50.00 "Thanks for all your help, if I could do more for you..."
Rick & Debbie Reitz $25.00 "Go Dave Go. "
Sharon Szcinski $25.00 "In honor of Gramma & Grampa Lah - - - - - - Dave, they would be so very proud of you so tanks, tanks a lot!!!!!!!!"
Jean Marie Santiago $10.00 "Sounds like an amazing journey and all for a wonderful cause. Happy Holidays to you and the family!!"
Steve Madonia $40.00 "Great cause, Dave!!!... Good luck old man!!!"
sasha patsenka $50.00 "when i trained and rode the 2003 AIDS Lifecycle our motto was "Just keep peddling just keep peddling must keep peddling" you can do it!!!"
Kristina Fuangkasae $10.00 "Good luck!"
Bill Cox $20.00 "Good on ya for this great effort Swuz. The Cox family back in the patch will be rooting for you!"
Lisa Craft $15.00 "Ride Safe and Strong Swuz!!!! What a marvelous cause!"
Juan Jimenez $50.00 "Good Luck! Ride Hard! Don't Bonk! "
Dina Morrone $10.00 "You are honoring a great cause. Enjoy."
Jeff Szcinski $50.00 "No way in h@ll I was clicking the 'Go Arizona Cardinals' botton."
Tim Wasmundt $25.00 "Do it big Swuz! Be Safe!"
Mark Kellen $50.00 "Couldn't bring myself to say "Go ASU Sun Devils" even for such a good cause so I gave more ;) Good luck and thanks for honoring a great American hero!"
Clint & Natalie Smith $50.00 "We're pulling for you! We're so proud of what you're doing!"
Paul Durbin $50.00 "Great cause, Dave, and good luck with the ride! Go Bears!"
Antoinette Fairchild $100.00 "Way to go Dave!!! Keep Pushing Forward."
Jim Guthrie $25.00 "Brother Dave - You're NUTS! Keep it up. "
Annie Price $50.00 "Go Swuz Go! "
Michael Berich $30.00 "Angie & I support you and the Tillman Foundation! Keep up the riding kind sir!"
Justin Ficklin $25.00 "Go Dave! Have fun tomorrow!!"
Casey Schwalbe $10.00 "Congrats!!!! We are so proud of what you have accomplished!"
Leane Vandeman $40.00 "Dave - way to go!! Better late than never for this donation. :-) It's for my dad, Gene Paluch, the most loyal Cardinals fan ever!!! "

Family and friends created the Pat Tillman Foundation in 2004, following Pat's death while serving with the U.S. Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan. Created to honor Pat's legacy by inspiring others to create their own:

The mission of the Pat Tillman Foundation is to invest in veterans and military families through education and community.

With the efforts of Team Tillman members and the generous support of individuals, corporations and organizations throughout the country, the Pat Tillman Foundation strives to increase the amount of funds awarded nationally each year to Tillman Military Scholars to $3.6 million, to represent the NFL contract Pat walked away from when he enlisted in the U.S. Army.

On behalf of the community of Scholars who receive support from the Pat Tillman Foundation, thank you for your support! Please visit to stay up to date on upcoming news and events.

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