Event Details


October 17, 2015




PNC Champions Club at Heinz Field

The 31Heroes Project is proud to host the Third Annual Pittsburgh Pays Tribute Gala and Joggin’ for Frogmen 5k, raising funds for the Navy SEAL Foundation, The 31Heroes Project, and the Travis Manion Foundation in recognition of our military’s warriors and their families.


9 AM • Saturday, October 17, 2015
Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The mission of the Joggin’ for Frogmen Race Series is to activate communities from around the world to honor the sacrifices of our service members and veterans, and to support the families of our fallen heroes. Our races bring communities together to celebrate the lives of America’s fallen and express our deep gratitude to those still serving.

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6 PM • Saturday, October 17th, 2015
PNC Champions Club at Heinz Field

100 Art Rooney Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Our 2015 Guest Speaker

Robert HarwardRobert S. Harward
Chief Executive
Lockheed Martin UAE

Bob Harward is the Chief Executive for Lockheed Martin in UAE and was appointed to his current role in January 2014.   A resident of Abu Dhabi, he is responsible for strategy, operations and execution of programs to strengthen the partnership, while enhancing industrial relationships with the commercial, civilian, and political leadership of UAE.

Mr. Harward recently retired as a Vice Admiral in the United States Navy, with his last assignment as Deputy Commander US Central Command (USCENTCOM).   Mr. Harward served on the National Security Council in the Office of Combating Terrorism at the White House for the Bush Administration and commissioned the National Counter Terrorism Center in 2005. As a Navy SEAL, Bob served in a variety of SEAL and Special Operations Commands to include command of US and Coalition forces for multiple Task Forces conducting combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq over six years beginning immediately after Sept 11, 2001.  His final tour in Afghanistan was from November 2009 to July 2011 where he commanded Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435 responsible for developing Rule of Law and Detention operations with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Born in Newport, Bob grew up in a Navy family in Iran (1967 to 1979) and graduated from the Tehran American High School and the US Naval Academy. He holds a master’s degree in International Relations and Strategic Security Affairs from the Naval War College, is a graduate of the MIT Center for International Studies Foreign Policy Program, and served as a Federal Executive Fellow at RAND (Santa Monica).

Admiral Harward’s significant recognitions include the Donovan Award from the CIA, the Distinguished Service Award from the Department of State, the German Silver Star, the Polish Silver Star, and he was designated a Commander of the Polish GROM (Special Operation Forces). The Department of Defense awarded him the Defense Distinguished Service Medal (three), the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star with V device (four), and the Presidential Unit Citation (two) for leading troops in combat.

The Navy SEAL Foundation stands behind all U.S. Navy SEALs, Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen, Naval Special Warfare support personnel, and their spouses and children. The Foundation coordinates closely with NSW commands to support critical needs of active-duty operators while also providing resources for NSW veterans. Their work is focused on five key areas that assist veterans of NSW, active-duty service members and their families: Educational Opportunities, Warrior Support and Family Services, Legacy Preservation, Tragedy Assistance and Survivor Support.

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The 31Heroes Project was established to honor the 30 Americans and a working dog killed in action on August 6, 2011. Today, as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, The 31Heroes Project assists the families of the brave men of Extortion 17 as well as veterans and their families whose needs span from casualty assistance, survivor support, and PTSD/TBI treatment.

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Shortly after the death of 1st Lt. Travis Manion in Iraq on April 29, 2007, the fallen Marine’s mother, the late Janet Manion, founded the Travis Manion Foundation to assist our nation’s veterans and families of the fallen. TMF engages with veterans and families of the fallen in all stages of their personal journeys and offers them unique opportunities to empower them to achieve their goals. TMF believes that the best way to honor the fallen is by challenging the living. TMF challenges veterans and families to lead the “If Not Me, Then Who…” movement and inspire others to continue the service to community and country exemplified by the nation’s fallen heroes.

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2015 Sponsors


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Brian & Jennifer

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Captain Bill and Lori Sposato, USN (Ret.)


Electro-Minatures Corp

Kroff, Inc.

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Michael & Nicole Hudson



For additional information about The 31Heroes Project or for more information about sponsorship opportunities for the 2015 Pittsburgh Pays Tribute fundraising event please contact Maura Lukevics at Maura@31Heroes.com.


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All proceeds from Pittsburgh Pays Tribute support the Navy SEAL Foundation, The 31Heroes Project and the Travis Manion Foundation by providing immediate and ongoing assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community as well as military charity programs that honor and support all fallen Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, and Marines.

The Navy SEAL Foundation (Tax ID # 31-1728910), The 31Heroes Proejct (Tax ID # 45-3581265) and The Travis Manion Foundation (Tax ID #41-2237951) are 501(c)(3), tax exempt, national non-profit charitable organizations.