SAN DIEGO, May 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The SEAL – Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Family Foundation is pleased to announce that its fifth annual fundraiser on Saturday, April 30, 2016 raised more than $1.2 million with the help of dozens of sponsors. The SEAL-NSW Family Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that raises funds and awareness for programs supporting the NSW families on a local, national and global scale. The event thanks Navy SEALs and their families for their service, and honors fallen heroes.
Philanthropist and Event Co-Chair, Madeleine Pickens, states, "We are so proud of our sponsors. Without their generosity and, more importantly, their heartfelt desire to help these brave warriors and their families, we could not have raised the funds we did. Many of these sponsors have been with us from the event's inception, and together we have raised almost $5 million for the SEAL-NSW Family Foundation." The event is co-chaired by Madeleine Pickens and Dominique Plewes.
This year's venue sponsor was Del Mar Country Club, Southern California's premier country club. Additional sponsors included Jacqui and Colin Paterson, American Airlines, Simpson Chevrolet Buick GMC, Douglas Allred Company, David & Holly Bruce, George and Helene Gould, Ferrari of San Diego, Hoehn Motors, Inc., Hearing Lab Technology, LM Newman Family Foundation, Jenny Craig, Blast Motion Inc., Bumble Bee Seafoods, Cymer, Corky's Pest Control, Dan & Kameron Comstock, Eaton Vance, Emerick Construction Co., Janus Captial Group, John Matty Co., the Kimmelman Family Foundation, the Manoogian Family, Net Jets, Modern Builders Supply, Pamplemousse Grille, ResMed/Farrell Family Foundation, Yamaha Motor Corporation, and Wells Fargo among others.
CAPT (Ret.) William Fenick, Executive Director, SEAL-NSW Family Foundation, said, "We could not provide our meaningful programs for the Navy SEAL families without the generous contributions of our sponsors. We view the Navy SEAL family as the backbone of the Navy SEAL, the foundation that allows him to focus on his mission. Our programs support these unique families and I'd like to thank our sponsors for making it possible."
About SEAL – Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation
The SEAL-NSW Family Foundation supports individual and family readiness through an array of programs specifically targeted to assist the Naval Special Warfare community in maintaining a resilient, sustainable, and healthy force in this era of persistent conflict and frequent deployments. With SEALs, their ability to stay fit and focused determines the success of every mission. Part of our job is to facilitate that focus by ensuring every SEAL knows his family is, and will be taken care of. Our motto is "Taking care of THEIR families while they protect OURS." The SEAL-NSW Family Foundation's programs include supporting the families of the fallen, families with special needs children, family integration opportunities throughout the year and emergency funding to assist with the unexpected issues that arise when SEALS are deployed. For more information, visit www.sealnswff.org.
Contact: Beth Binger
Mobile: (619) 987-6658
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