In this week’s episode of Warrior of the Week, TickPick is proud to honor Tim Kolczak. Tim has been a tremendous help in launching Warrior of the Week and we couldn’t have been happier that Tim was able to attend the Thirty Seconds To Mars concert with his sister, Bonni. We are incredibly grateful for not only Tim’s service, but in his amazing work with The Veterans Project. We highly encourage you to check out and follow Tim’s coverage of these incredible veterans – we promise you will be inspired by his work.
Veteran: Tim Kolczak
Event: Thirty Seconds To Mars
Branch of Military: Army
Tim is the founder of The Veterans Project, a photographic essay not just for the warfighter, but for civilians as well. It serves as a collective database, capturing the stories of veterans who have since returned home from Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Korea, and WWII. The goal of The Veterans Project is to capture the warfighter spirit, and establish an educational discourse for civilians who want to know what reintegration into polite society looks like. Tim attended Southwestern Assemblies of God University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Media Communications, and was a four year letterman as a closer on the Lions’ baseball team. His stint in baseball was interrupted by a 9 month deployment to the Iraq theater with his infantry unit, Delta Company 3/141 (Texas ARNG).
After his completion of service, he went on to finish both his academic and athletic career. After graduating from SAGU, he went on to his Master’s at UT Dallas in Emerging Media and Communication. At UTD, he first picked up a camera and found a strong love for photography. This spawned the beginning of his Capstone Project, The Veterans Project. Since the project’s inception, it’s been seen and shared at Sundance Film Festival, the Tomi Lahren Show, in the pages of PTSD Journal Magazine, the Houston Chronicle, Independent Journal Review, Task and Purpose, We Are the Mighty, ONNIT Academy, Austin Fitness Magazine, the 2017 Army Ball’s official program, and an upcoming edition of Health Magazine. His work includes the likes of Nate Boyer (former NFL player, Green Beret), Tim Kennedy (former UFC fighter, Green Beret), Tu Lam (owner of Ronin Tactics, Green Beret), Kirstie Ennis (2017 cover of ESPN the Body Issue, USMC), Tyler Grey (Suicide Squad, Green Beret), Jacqueline Carrizosa (Weapons Instructor, U.S. Navy), Donny O’Malley (founder of VET TV, USMC), Frank Denius (Frank Denius Practice Field at UT Austin, WWII Veteran), Alfred Haws (Bataan Death March, WWII Veteran) and many more.
Over the past four years, Tim’s traveled the country on his own dime to capture the legacies of his fellow veterans. Recently, he’s made the main emphasis of his work WWII vets, and will be steadily covering “vetrepreneurs” from the Warrior Rising community going into the future. His body of work also includes “The Caregiver Project” which is a detailed photographic essay bringing attention to the lives of Gold Star, Silver Star, White Star, and Blue Star families. Tim now resides in San Antonio, Texas (Military City USA).
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TickPick – Warrior of the Week
TickPick is proud to announce Warrior of the Week! We would like to thank US veterans for choosing to serve our country with free tickets to sporting events all across America. There are never enough ways to thank our veterans and their families.
While still far from enough, we hope that a memorable night cheering on their favorite team will begin to show our appreciation.
Do you know a veteran or active duty soldier deserving of TickPick’s Warrior of the Week?