Thank you BTIG for including us in your 11th Annual Commissions for Charity Day on Wall Street on May 14th!! And thank you so much to everyone in the financial industry who were able support us with your commissions today! Every bit of the funds we raise goes towards helping our U.S. Army Rangers and their families who need our help so we truly appreciate it!


Celebrity Traders to Join BTIG Commissions for Charity Day

NEW YORK, April  15, 2013 — BTIG LLC, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading and related brokerage services, will host its 11th Commissions for Charity Day on May 14, 2013. The annual Charity Day will once again feature celebrity “guest-traders” on BTIG’s trading floors across the country to help raise money for a variety of children’s charities.

Since it began hosting its Commissions for Charity Day in 2003, BTIG has raised close to $25 million and has donated those proceeds to over 350 nonprofit organizations. This year’s annual event will support many organizations that deal with important children’s issues including:

Among the celebrities that are expected to join BTIG this year are the following: Michael Strahan, Tom Coughlin, Victor Cruz, Justin Tuck, Eli Manning, Phil Simms, Joe Girardi, Mark Teixeira, Joe Torre, Reggie Jackson, Rex Ryan, Mark Sanchez, Nick Manchego, Victor Cruz, Lynn Swann, Petra Nemcova, Jeremy Roenick, Jim Boeheim, Steve Schrippa, Miss America Mallory Hagan, Kaitlin Monte, Hannah Storm and Michael J. Fox.

“We’re proud that our clients and employees have this opportunity to work together with our celebrity traders and other special guests to make such a profound impact on so many peoples’ lives,” said Steven Starker, Co-Founder of BTIG. “The excitement surrounding this year’s event is a strong indication that we will have another successful day. We look forward to being able to support a number of charities that are important to our clients and celebrity guests.”

About BTIG

BTIG LLC is a premier institutional brokerage and fund services company. BTIG continues to build its global franchise around a broad and experienced group of professionals who are leaders and experts in their respective fields. Founded in 2002, BTIG, including through its affiliates, employs more than 400 professionals in five different countries. BTIG serves customers worldwide and offers services in: Equity Trading, Fixed Income, Futures Trading, Convertible Securities, Equity Derivatives, Foreign Exchange, Prime Brokerage, Outsource Trading, Direct Market Access, Capital Markets, Equity Research and Corporate Access. BTIG has ten domestic offices: New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Greenwich, Red Bank, Atlanta and Orinda. The firm also has four overseas affiliates: London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney.

Thank You NorthFace Endurance Challenge Series!

A special thank you to the NorthFace Endurance Challenge Series for selecting Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund as your local non-profit partner for the event at Bear Mountain State Park May 4-5th.  The event was terrific and we were honored to be a part of it. We are already looking forward to next year!

Congratulations again to all of our Team Army Ranger runners! You all did an amazing job and we were proud to have you represent Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund! Well-Done!

CPT Austin Commons – 50-Mile
Dan Lamonaca – Marathon
Jeff Hussey – Marathon Relay
Katie Bottini – Marathon Relay
Dana Lamonaca – Marathon Relay
Valentina Salkow – Marathon Relay
Lauren McGrath – Marathon Relay
Alexi Caputo – Marathon Relay
Shannon Mertz – Marathon Relay
Bobby Condon – Marathon Relay
Chris Woods – Half-Marathon
Bunker Blake – Half-Marathon
Evan Green- Half-Marathon
Michael Byrne – Half-Marathon
Tim Lawton – Half-Marathon



Men of Bco

We just wanted to write to you and thank you for the packages that you have sent to us. It means so much more than just the items inside the boxes. We truly appreciate your incredible generosity and thoughtfulness. We continue to honor James’ memory by taking the fight to the enemy on a daily basis and taking care of our fellow Rangers in all of life’s aspects. Your patriotism will always inspire us as Rangers and the American people to continue to support the war effort for the sake of the men and women who are currently fighting it. Again, thanks does not begin to describe our gratitude for the actions you have taken and are taking to support us and our families. God Speed to you in all that you do.

-The Men of Bco.