January 21 Tampa Bay Frogman Swim
Gandy Beach, St Petersburg to Picnic Island, Tampa
5 to 11 am
On January 3rd, 2010, with less than 3 weeks notice, a grass-roots effort brought over 30 people together at Gandy Beach in St Petersburg, FL to swim across the 55-degree waters of Tampa Bay, raising over $30,000 for a severely injured active duty Navy SEAL. The 5k point to point swim has evolved into an annual event that is now an official Navy SEAL Foundation fundraiser which has raised nearly two million dollars for the Foundation. The Navy SEAL Foundation has earned the coveted four-star rating from Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. The Foundation has also been certified by Charities of America as a “Best in America” charity. Ninety-five cents of every dollar spent by the Navy SEAL Foundation directly supports its mission, programs and services.