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Citadel News Service
13 Mar 2006

Registration Under way: 2006 Bulldog Challenge 2006 to donate proceeds to memorial scholarship

The 10th annual Bulldog Challenge, a six-mile endurance course, is set for 9 a.m. April 8 at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.

Proceeds from this year's event will be donated to the Dan Malcom Scholarship Fund. The scholarship was created last year in memory of U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Dan Malcom, Class of 2001. Malcolm died Nov. 10, 2004, in Fallujah, Iraq. Malcom was hit by a sniper's bullet while moving his men from a hostile area during the battle of Fallujah. Malcolm was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star with Combat Distinguishing Service for his sacrifice.

"Dan grew up only knowing one truth in his life, that he desired to lead Marines and serve his country," said Marine Capt. Matthew Kutilek, Junior Marine Officer Instructor in The Citadel's Naval ROTC detachment.

The Bulldog Challenge attracts teams from colleges, universities, law enforcement and the military each year. The event consists of a six-mile endurance course designed to test the physical and mental toughness of the competing teams. Among the challenges are the Marine obstacle course, a stadium climb firefighters' carry and pull-ups. Each four-person team must run the course while carrying three 20-pound sandbags.

Proceeds from each year's event are donated to local charities and scholarship funds in the name of Citadel alumni who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Registration is $80 per team. Registration and other information about the 2006 Bulldog Challenge is available online.

To donate to the Dan Malcom Scholarship Fund, contact Paul Keeley, Semper Fidelis Society vice president, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or visit the Bulldog Challenge web site.

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