Foundation Supported by Retired
Coast Guardsman Undertaking a Bike To Remember
Scott White Biking Across the Country to Raise Awareness for the Coast Guard
Foundation Fallen Heroes Fund
The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization
committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their
families, announced today retired Coast Guardsman Lt. Scott White is taking on
the challenge of a lifetime to raise funds and awareness for the Coast Guard
Foundation’s Fallen Heroes Fund and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice
in service of our country.
White’s cross-country journey will take him through nine states and began in
Everett, Wash., on June 19. The journey is currently on schedule to see him
cross the finish line in Gloucester, Mass., on August 20. White’s goal is to
raise $10 for every mile he rides through the 4,000-mile tour in support of the
Coast Guard Foundation’s Fallen Heroes Fund, which provides emergency
assistance to the families of those who have died in the line of duty. For
children of the fallen, the Fund covers 100 percent of their higher education
spent more than half my life in the Coast Guard and I felt it appropriate to
use this opportunity to give back to the family that has helped me grow
personally and professionally,” said White. “It’s in our ethos – helping
White enjoyed a storied career in the Coast Guard enlisting in 1987 and
attending Marine Science Technician A School two years later. He was then
assigned to the Port of New York on Governors Island focusing on environmental
response and that same year was deployed to the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Following
multiple deployments to the Arctic aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star
came Officer Cadet School, which lead to officer assignments in Sector New
York, Boston, and the Office of Port and Facility Activities at Coast Guard Headquarters.
serving in the Coast Guard, White also biked at an amateur level from 1996 to
2005, and has prior long-distance touring experience - however, this is the
furthest tour he has undertaken.
riding has been manageable with daily mileages ranging from 75 to 105 - we’ve
been rewarded with great weather so far,” he said. “I often say that my time at
sea, as well as Cape May and Officer Cadet School, have served me well to deal
with the mental challenge of daily routine, hard work and group dynamics.”
Lt. White’s journey as he makes his way across the country by liking his
Facebook page where he is posting daily updates at facebook.com/NineStates.
information on contributing to Lt. White’s journey, click: www.crowdrise.com/coast-to-coast-2016-for-the-coast-guard-fallen-heros-fund/fundraiser/scottwhite1
more on the Coast Guard Foundation’s scholarship program, the Fallen Heroes
Fund and the support given to Coast Guard members and their families, please visit www.coastguardfoundation.org or call (860) 535-0786.