Mission Statement - The 216 Foundation was created to raise money to find a cure for diabetes.
The Origin Of 216
When Eric was in the basic training he was in room number “216”. He and the other seven soldiers in his room decided on the first night that they would all stick together to make it to graduation. With nothing else binding them except for the fact that they all slept in the same room at night they would gather by asking, “Where is 216?!” If one of the soldiers got into trouble and was told to drop and do pushups, the other seven would join him. As other soldiers witnessed how inseparable these eight men were and how the drill instructors could never just pick on one private at a time, others, eventually started joining in. Instead of one soldier doing pushups it was 10, then 15, then 30 and so on. Before long the entire company was known as “216″. The drill sergeants had never seen anything like it. Eric continues to use the numbers “216” as a motivational force in his life and thus naming the foundation The 216 Foundation was a no brainer.