Randy Couture stunned many in the octagon when he defeated Tim Sylvia at UFC 68 but he is taking the action outside of the UFC to help aid the United States Military. Randy Couture, a 6 year Army veteran, and his wife Kim recently started a non-profit organization called Xtreme Couture G.I. Foundation to help US troops who are supporting the US overseas.
Here is what the foundation is all about from it’s website:
The Xtreme Couture GI Foundation was founded to honor the veterans of America’s armed forces. The foundation was especially formed to raise money and awareness for those wounded in action and their families. To date, more than 24,000 U.S. troops have been wounded in the war against terrorism, which doesnâ€™t include the many more suffering the mental effects.
Many of the injuries are traumatic amputations, gunshot wounds, burns and blast injuries that will retire these brave men and woman from the armed forces. Even though some of these men and woman are severely injured, they have the courage, strength and determination to win this battle.
The Xtreme Couture GI Foundation goal is to help these brave men and women fulfill any of their unmet needs as they return back to civilian life. Our first mission is called “Operation Xtreme Sacrifice.
The event will be held at Couture’s new MMA gym in Las Vegas in front of 500 specially invited guests. The event will be largely for celebrities who will be bidding on items including training sessions with some big UFC names as well as a hunting trip with Couture. All proceeds from the event will donated to the troops as well.