Team RWB named Official Charity Partner of the 2015 Gulf Coast Half Marathon & 10 Miler powered by Varsity Sports

Mandeville, LA - The 2015 Gulf Coast Half Marathon – Louisiana Northshore, scheduled for October 18, 2015, is pleased to announce Team RWB as an Official Charity Partner. The relationship aims to encourage military participation and to advance Team RWB’s mission to enrich the lives of America’s veterans and to encourage military participation.

The Gulf Coast Half Marathon – Louisiana Northshore will donate a portion of the proceeds to Team RWB, provide discounted entries to members of Team RWB & eligible veterans, and promote charitable fundraising and increase awareness of Team RWB’s efforts to enhance the lives of veterans through athletic and community involvement.

Michael Wattigny, Event Director, Gulf Coast Event Group says, “We are excited to be working with Team RWB for the 6th Annual Gulf Coast Half Marathon – Louisiana Northshore.  It is truly an honor to partner with such an amazing organization such as Team RWB. We have a strong sense of patriotism in the Gulf Coast region and always welcome veterans, active military and their families. We are excited about this partnership to raise awareness for and empower veterans through mainstream running events.”

Online registration is open for the Gulf Coast Half Marathon – Louisiana Northshore. For more information about this event and to register, visit: For a list of sponsorship opportunities, email Michael Wattigny at

About Gulf Coast Event Group

Gulf Coast Event Group was founded in 2009 and has successful event planning experience in the endurance & athletic sectors. Owned and operated by Michael Wattigny & Adam Guess, Gulf Coast Event Group owns the Gulf Coast Half Marathon Series and its partners individually own the Bridge to Bridge 5K, the Huey P Long Bridge Run, the Battleship 12K and manage numerous other events.

About Team RWB

Team Red, White and Blue (Team RWB) is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with headquarters in Tampa, FL. Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activities. Founded in 2010, Team RWB is bringing veterans, their families, and American citizens together through authentic social interaction, community physical fitness and shared experiences in over 115 communities across the globe.  To learn more about Team Red, White & Blue and how you can help, visit