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Navy SEAL Foundation's Fundraiser:

Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Swim

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BENEFITING: Navy SEAL Foundation

EVENT DATE: Aug 23, 2014

THE STORY:

On August 23, 2014, a couple of Naval Special Warfare members are swimming to raise funds to support both the Navy SEAL Foundation and the UDT/SEAL Association. Both of these organizations support active duty and retired Naval Special Warfare members and their families.


The swim distance is roughly 15 statue miles/13 nautical miles/17 miles in stroke count and is taking place during the peak of hurricane season, fishing season, the heaviest boating traffic month, the second hottest month of the year, the time of hottest average water temps of the year, and to top it off, during jellyfish and sea nettle season! What's that saying about the 'only easy day was yesterday'?

The training for the swim has consisted of weight training, various cardio equipment training as well as pool and bay swim training averaging 12 hours/22 miles per week.

Who would do such a thing?? Here's a little bit about the two Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Swimmers:


Master Chief (SWCC) Phil Powell is an active duty veteran presently serving at Naval Special Warfare Group FOUR in Virginia Beach, Va. and recently completed his tour as Command Master Chief at Special Boat Team TWENTY. Phil has completed 11 deployments and has served in a myriad of positions throughout his career spanning 29+ years. He’s an active Board member of the UDT/SEAL Association and the Larkspur Swim & Racquet Club. An avid swimmer; he’s no stranger to distance swimming. He previously supported the Navy SEAL Foundation, formerly known as the Naval Special Warfare Foundation by completing this same challenge back in 1995. The event raised thousands of dollars to provide support to active duty Naval Special Warfare members and their families. Originally from Maryland, he resides in Virginia Beach and plans to remain after retirement from the Navy. He’s happily married to his wife Kim of 25+ years and they have two great kids, Matthew (19) and Mckenzie (14).

Stephen Brown retired in 2011 as a Navy SEAL Senior Chief. He served 26 years in Naval Special Warfare with ten deployments and two combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. He currently works for Blackbird Technologies as a Field Service Representative and has deployed to Afghanistan several times in support of USSOCOM. Steve grew up in Cumberland, Maryland. It was at a local YMCA that he began swimming competitively at the age of 5. He continues to swim in his free time and mentors young Naval Special Warfare candidates. He resides in Virginia Beach with his wife, Miriam and their two children, Victoria (18) and Joey (14).

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To This Fundraiser

$11,522

MONEY RAISED
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  • Hewett Ashbridge

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jane Geare West

     

  • John Seman

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Dan & Susan

    $30

  • Adrienne & Michael Franklin

    $100

  • The Trident Group, Inc.

    $1,000

  • Francis

    $100

  • Kevin and Alice

    $25

  • Randy & Nancy

    $100

  • Scott & Helen

    $50

  • David & Sherry

    $100

  • Brian & Mary

    $50

  • Denise Morano, proud Gold Star Aunt

    $250

  • Diana Pike, Gold Star Mother

    $500

  • Valorie Qualey

    $100

  • Rawles family

    $50

  • L. Ballot

    $50

  • Aunt Heidi

    $100

  • David Ashbridge

    $50

  • Dave Ashbridge's friend

    $25

  • Andrew G

    $25

  • The Floasins

    $100

  • John and Tami

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Brian McManus

    $50

  • Moyer family

    $100

  • Ceamus McDermott

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Boch family

    $50

  • Kevin & Joanie Wood

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Brian and Karen Sutryk

    $500

  • Medart Galleries, Schrodel Family

    $250

  • Monti Favero

    $50

  • Tim & Susie Haws

    $150

  • Jason & Kimberly

    $100

  • Eric & Lora Dorman

    $150

  • Michael and Meredith Dorman

    $150

  • The Barry Robinson Center

    $500

  • Stephen Hobbs

    $25

  • Glen Davis

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Cheryl and Roy

     

  • Dave and Julie

    $100

  • Double Tap

    $100

  • Michael Bond

    $50

  • Jeff & Angela Evans

    $25

  • Pit's Friends

    $300

  • Ryan Collins

    $50

  • Cynthia

     

  • Ed Roehm

    $50

  • Sue and Drew

    $50

  • STIHL Inc. Donations Committee

    $250

  • Ann B. Prentiss

    $50

  • Anthony P. Chiriaco

    $50

  • Carolyn H. O'Toole

    $25

  • Franey Family Foundation

    $1,000

  • The Steinwolds

    $250

  • Ashley Brown

    $100

  • The Bishops

    $75

  • Lauren

    $50

  • The Stephan Family

    $25

  • Kinnear Family

    $25

  • Bob & Brenda

    $50

  • Radnoff Family

    $100

  • Tom, Barbie & Anna Collins

    $100

  • Derrick and Rhonda

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • The Street Family

    $20

  • Gendreaus

    $100

  • The Corey family

    $25

  • Jessika Greene

    $20

  • Steve and Donna Draeger

    $50

  • Anderson Family

    $100

  • McLean - Bratke family

    $50

  • Jim Madison

    $25

  • Kimberly Hickey

    $20

  • Ron & Brendan D'Anna

     

  • Carole CF

    $30

  • Jim Ferens

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Warren and Sheree Novick

    $25

  • Chris Lamy

    $50

  • Andrew Noreen

    $25

  • Mike, Celia, Megan, Molly, Michael Quarino

    $50

  • The Dorman Family (R&C)

    $50

  • The Webb Family

    $100

  • The Sriraman Family

    $101

  • Anonymous

    $171

  • Patricia J. Webster

    $15

  • Kathleen Barranco

    $10

  • Catherine Lewis

    $15

  • Vicky L. Scheidt

    $50

  • Ottis Bishop

    $75

  • Buoy 44 Seafood Grill

    $100

  • Troy Lawrence

    $50

  • R. E. Dunkel

    $100

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58% Raised of$20,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $11,522 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Navy SEAL Foundation

Amount Raised

$4,901

 

25% Raised of$20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stephen Brown

Amount Raised

$4,001

Fundraiser Title

Phil Powell

Amount Raised

$2,620

Donor Comments

R. E. Dunkel

R. E. Dunkel

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Troy Lawrence

Troy Lawrence

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Buoy 44 Seafood Grill

Buoy 44 Seafood Grill

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Ottis Bishop

Ottis Bishop

DONATION: $75

5 years ago

Vicky L. Scheidt

Vicky L. Scheidt

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $171

5 years ago

Catherine Lewis

Catherine Lewis

DONATION: $15

5 years ago

Kathleen Barranco

Kathleen Barranco

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Patricia J. Webster

Patricia J. Webster

DONATION: $15

5 years ago

The Sriraman Family

The Sriraman Family

DONATION: $101

In Memory of Davey C. 5 years ago