Helping Children of Fallen Special Operations Heroes through Baseball

From June through mid-October, STRIKE FORCE has set out to elevate awareness of the service and sacrifice of America‚Äôs special operations community and raise funds for participation by children of fallen operators in programs offered by the nonprofit Gold Star Teen Adventures (GSTA), a member of Operation Hawkeye. 

There are multiple ways to make a meaningful impact in the lives of special operations Gold Star youth by assisting the STRIKE FORCE:

1. PLEDGE A DONATION for every strikeout STRIKE FORCE records. All those who pledge or donate are entered to win one of the sports memorabilia items or baseball products provided through the generosity of STRIKE FORCE Partners, which include Marucci and Jugs Sports. 

2. BECOME A STRIKE FORCE FUNDRAISER at The process is simple and allows you to reach out to family and friends, teammates, neighbors, and followers via email and social media.

3. PURCHASE A STRIKE FORCE PERFORMANCE TEE SHIRT BY MARUCCI SPORTS at The Marucci Performance Tee allows you to move and perform at your highest level while moisture-management fabric keeps you cool. This shirt is ideal for practice or workouts, and it can be worn under your jersey during games. 

4. SPREAD THE WORD by supporting STRIKE FORCE on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Some of the hashtags to use and follow include #OpHawkeyeSTRIKEFORCE, #STRIKEFORCE and #baseballisntfree.

Will Thomas, Gonzaga College High School, Washington, DC (Team Leader and Founder of Operation Hawkeye), Owen Lamon, Oakton High School, VA, Ronnie Orie, Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, MD, Toma Shigaki-Than, Oakton High School, VA, Anthony Simonelli, Millbrook High School, VA, and Nick Stewart, Rock Ridge High School, VA. 

For more information, visit and, and follow Operation Hawkeye on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.