We are running this race to honor and pay tribute to our Polar Circle Marathon teammate, colleague, friend, father, and husband, Brian Hoke. Brian was a former Navy SEAL and was serving as a government employee when he was killed action overseas last fall. Brian was a tremendous supporter and believed in the mission of the Navy SEAL Foundation (NSF) and it was NSF who immediately supported and continues to support Brian’s family. Our intent is to not only raise awareness for the Navy SEAL Foundation, but also to raise funds to support their programs for the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Community. Our goal is to raise in excess of $1,000,000 to the Navy SEAL Foundation through annual donor contributions, the Navy SEAL Foundation dinners held in Chicago or NYC (or other areas across the US), and through corporate donations and sponsorships.
About the Navy SEAL Foundation:
The mission of the Navy SEAL Foundation is to provide immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families.
Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, there has been an unprecedented demand for our Special Operations Forces. Never before has so much been asked of so few, from so many, for so long. Established in 2000 to serve U.S. Navy SEALs, Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen, Naval Special Warfare support personnel and their families, the Navy SEAL Foundation’s programs are focused on the preservation of the Naval Special Warfare force and their families. We provide a comprehensive set of programs specifically designed to improve health and welfare, build and enhance resiliency, empower and educate families and provide critical support during times of illness, injury, loss and transition.