Project Campbell's Call

a Tri 4 Number 1 Foundation event benefitting Wounded Warrior Project®

Endurance athlete Nels Matson is running across America with his eye on the world record for fastest run across the country, which currently sits at 42 days, 6 hours, and 30 minutes. In the Fall of 2024 at San Francisco City Hall, Matson will begin his 3,067 mile trek across the United States in honor of Project Campbell’s Call.


Chris Campbell, for whom Project Campbell’s Call is named, was a U.S. Navy SEAL who was killed in a helicopter crash on August 6, 2011 while serving in Afghanistan. Before his death, Campbell included a note with his will, stating a wish for 100,000 people to donate to Wounded Warrior Project®.

Nels Matson intends to leverage his cross-country trek to help raise support and awareness for Wounded Warrior Project warriors and their families in order to honor Chris Campbell’s wish.

Goal - 100,000 Donors

Donation Count:

34,204 Donations

What is Project Campbell's Call?

Nels worked on an accounting team with Cindy Campbell and learned about her brother's call to action in a book that Cindy lent him to read. Her brother, Chris Campbell, was a Navy SEAL who served our country for almost 15 years and through many deployments. He was killed in Afghanistan in a helicopter crash, along with many of his teammates and other military members on August 6, 2011. Shortly after his death, his sister learned he left an accompanying note with his will. He hoped 100,000 people would donate to Wounded Warrior Project/WWP - an organization that provides life-saving services and programs to post 9/11 wounded service members. Just over 30,000 people have donated to WWP in Chris' memory. His last request was selfless and honorable. Let's help him cross the finish line and meet this goal that defies death and inspires life. Your donation (of any amount) will go towards accomplishing Chris Campbell's FINAL mission.