FIREHOUSE SUBS® FRANCHISEE DON DAVEY RACED 3,000 MILES ACROSS AMERICA FOR A GOOD CAUSE
On Saturday, June 26, former NFL player and restaurateur Don Davey finished the race of his life which spanned more than 3,000 miles from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland.
Davey, who owns 19 Firehouse Subs® restaurants in the greater Orlando, Florida; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Madison, Wisconsin areas, was part of an 8-person Race Across America (RAAM) team that raised awareness and more than $150,000 for ONE MILE Leadership Project.
Team ONE MILE, in partnership with Project R.E.D. team, made 22 stops during the race to bring awareness to the more than 22 veterans and active duty service members who commit suicide each day on average in the U.S.
Despite playing professional football for the Green Bay Packers and Jacksonville Jaguars, as well as finishing 10 Ironmans including the 2019 World Championship held in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Davey noted this was the toughest race he’s ever competed in physically and mentally.
"Competing in Race Across America is one of the toughest things I've ever done, but also one of the most rewarding,” said Davey. “My teammates and crew were unbelievably positive, upbeat, and supportive from start to finish. Best of all, we were able to raise over $150,000 to support the brave men and women of our military who protect the freedoms we all enjoy! My dad was a Marine and passed away in January of this year, and I couldn’t think of a better way to honor his legacy."
Don was interviewed by Sports Director Jamie Seh from Orlando’s CBS affiliate, WKMG-TV. Click HERE to view the segment.