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Andy Wirth to Raise Funds for Navy Seal Foundation during IRONMAN in Lake Tahoe

President and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, Andy Wirth, is currently working to raise money for The Navy Seal Foundation.
Several years ago, Wirth fell in love with skydiving. During a life-changing accident in October 2013, Wirth suffered extensive blood loss after his arm was completely severed. After three months in the hospital, Wirth was recovering both physically and emotionally. During his recovery, he develop a deep friendship with Navy SEALs after meeting with a group of SEALS training in Squaw Valley.
In honoring these new friendships whose counsel and narrative was integral in his recover, Wirth has assembled a team for the 2015 IRONMAN in Lake Tahoe aptly named Special Warfare Warrior. The team is working to generate support for the Navy SEAL Foundation.
“As I’ve worked through my recovery, I’ve often thought of the challenges through which these incredible men and their families navigate. Their stories and courage have most certainly driven me and helped motivate me,” says Wirth.
The Navy SEAL foundation is a national non-profit that supports U.S. Navy SEALs, Special Warfare Combatant Crewmen and Naval Special warfare personnel and their families. A comprehensive set of programs are designed to reduce the trauma and stress associated with life in Naval Special Warfare. Programs include educational opportunities, assistance in times of crisis, financial and logistical, as well as survivor support and legacy preservation.
SEALs spend nearly three-quarters of the year away from home in unforgiving environments and working at an unrelenting pace. The initiatives of the Navy SEAL foundation help these heroes and their families receive the support they need.
Wirth and the Special Warfare Warrior IRONMAN Team have raised nearly 45 percent of their goal. Through public support, Wirth is hopeful that the team’s $30,000 goal will be reached before the deadline date of Sept. 30, 2015.
If you’re interested in supporting Andy Wirth’s philanthropic efforts, please visit Andy Wirth’s Crowdrise page.