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Gaylord Merlin Ludovici & Diaz recognizes the sacrifice of all veterans who paid the ultimate price in service of our nation.  Today, partner Blake Gaylord will complete the Murph Challenge which is strenuous workout of a l-mile run, followed by 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups and 300 squats, followed by another 1-mile run – all while wearing 20 pounds of body armor.  He is honored to dedicate a bit of his pain and sweat to honor LT. Michael P. Murphy (SEAL), a man who sacrificed everything he had for our freedom.

The Murph Challenge is the Official annual fundraiser of the LT. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation.  It is also one of the primary means of funding for the Foundation on an annual basis. Since 2014, the Challenge has raised over $1,250,000+ for the LT. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation. In 2020, The Murph Challenge Fundraiser raised more than $250,000 in order to finalize construction on the LT Michael P. Murphy Navy SEAL Museum/Sea Cadet Training Facility in Long Island, NY! In addition to that, and ONLY with such overwhelming support and success, the Foundation awarded 32 scholarships in 2020 with the addition of two new scholarships; one at St. Joseph’s College to a Veteran for undergraduate or graduate study and one to Rocky Point High School on Long Island in memory of Marine Sgt Robert A. Pole, who was Killed in Action (KIA) in Iraq.

To learn more about the Murph Challenge, click here.