Napier Park Cares


Evan Odim, Senior Operation Analyst at Napier Park Global Capital, and five friends ran the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim (“R2R2R”) to raise awareness for ReserveAid. Evan and his team set out on this 50 mile endurance run, with an elevation change of approximately 20,000 feet, on October 31, 2015. The team started on the Canyon’s South Rim (via South Kaibab Trail), then headed to the North Rim, and then turned around and ran back to the South Rim (via the Bright Angel Trail). Evan was able to successfully raise close to $25,000 for this endeavor which will go an incredibly long way toward helping our veterans.

Why would anyone do this to themselves? As Evan said:

“The late Steve Jobs once stated ‘I want to put a ding in the universe.’ While I’m certainly not out here looking to change the world, I am trying to help those who keep me and my family safe. Consider this my effort to ‘ding.’

The daily financial hardships faced by our Reservists and National Guard members, simply because they are making good on their commitment to protect our freedoms, dwarf the challenges I will face on the run. To the degree that I can honor their commitment and help in any way I can, I will.”

About ReserveAid

ReserveAid is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that makes unrestricted, need based grants to military Reservists, and families of Reservists, on full time deployment to a combat zone or homeland security position. ReserveAid exists as a response to the hardships and grim financial realities experienced by the men and women of the United States Armed Forces Reserves.

Nearly one half of American troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan are from Reserve units. As a result of lengthy activations, many Reservists are suffering emotionally and financially as they worry about providing for their families back home and completing their missions abroad. ReserveAid’s objective is to meet every valid emergency financial need of service members and their dependents within 48 hours of grant approval.

To learn more about ReserveAid and ways that you can help, please visit