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50KM Freedom Swim to support Gold Star Families

Discussion in 'Florida' started by Capt Gary, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. Capt Gary

    Capt Gary Dive Shop

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    Greetings,

    There will be a 24 hour 50KM Freedom Swim with 5 active duty, 2 retired, and 1 military spouse at Founders Park in Islamorada, FL on 10 NOV through 11 NOV to raise money which will support our Gold Star Teen Adventures foundation.


    GSTA 50KM Swim flyer Tavernier.jpg
    The website is Gold Star Teen Adventures.

    GSTA is a non-profit organization started by Kent Solheim, a special operations service member was very seriously wounded in combat in Iraq in 2007, ultimately losing his right leg. Kent’s experiences on his road to recovery inspired the creation of Gold Star Teen Adventures. Kent, a father of two, realized that if he had not made it home, he would have still wanted his children to know the brotherhood of the special operations community that he had grown to love, and to share in the adventures that his career had permitted him to do. Additionally, Kent realized that he experienced emotional healing when he was able to spend time with others that had endured similar trauma in their lives.

    Monies raised will help support activities for the families of those special forces soldiers who were kill in action.

    Any help would be appreciate to help us with this event and we are soliciting business sponsorships too.
    Thank you for your consideration and support of our Gold Star Teens.

    Also if you're in the Florida Keys and would like to volunteer to help during the event, please contact Capt Gary at Conch Republic Divers. We sure could use your help!

    Click here if you'd like to make a donation to this worthy cause.


    [video=youtube_share;HzGCiR9WOXI]http://youtu.be/HzGCiR9WOXI[/video]

    Good Diving,
    Capt Gary
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2013
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  2. Capt Gary

    Capt Gary Dive Shop

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    If anyone would like to volunteer their help with this event, we'd love to talk to you. Please give us a call at the shop.

    Good Diving,
    Capt Gary
     
  3. Capt Gary

    Capt Gary Dive Shop

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  4. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board Staff Member

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    This is a wonderful way to help our war orphans out. I wish I could be there for this, but I will be driving back from DEMA, I believe! As a war orphan, I think it's incredibly important that we do all we can to support their children.
     
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  5. Capt Gary

    Capt Gary Dive Shop

    # of Dives:
    Location: Tavernier, Florida Keys
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    Thanks Pete. Actually DEMA is over on the 9th and this event doesn't start till 1PM on the 10th and runs till 1PM on the 11th. I'm driving back the night of the 9th. Would welcome you to come say hi to the soldiers who will be swimming for their fallen heroes like your father.

    Good Diving,
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2013
  6. Rescue Diver68

    Rescue Diver68 PADI Pro

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    Gary- can you post it on FB so we can hit the share button?

    thx,
    Karen
     
  7. Capt Gary

    Capt Gary Dive Shop

    # of Dives:
    Location: Tavernier, Florida Keys
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