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Philanthropist Andy Wirth Crowdrise gives back to the Navy Seal Foundation


 

Andy Wirth  has always had an interest in the outdoors at an early age. Wirth is currently the CEO of Squaw Valley ski resort in Olympic Valley CA. Apart from his love with the outdoors, Wirth is a philanthropist that gives back.

As a philanthropist, Wirth gives back by providing the support he can give to the community. One of the ways that he does that is by helping naval special warfare and their families by supporting the Navy SEAL Foundation. This foundation provides a comprehensive set of programs to help reduce the stress, pressure and uncertainty that these servicemen deal with each year while being in treacherous conditions. These NAVY seals must go thru rigorous training to deal with tough military missions. Established in 2000, the foundation is a nonprofit organization housed in Virginia Beach, VA. The foundation has programs to improve health and welfare, empowering and educating families and providing support during injury, loss and illness.

October 2013 was a defining moment for Wirth that changed his life around completely. He loved skydiving but this time his land had caused him to lose and severe his right arm due to him landing in a vineyard from a downwind landing. The vineyard had sharp upright posts, wire and vines which caused him to lose a lot of blood and nearly death. With the support of his family, surgeons, occupational therapists and loved ones he was able to recover with a reattached arm. After his intense experience, an accidental meeting with a group of NAVY seals that were training at Squaw Valley blossomed into a unforgettable friendship. He realized just how difficult it must be to fight for this country in very dangerous locations and conditions as NAVY Seals while also being away from their families.

This year Wirth wants to honor his friends and all those who serve in the US Naval Special Warfare community by raising funds for the foundation. the team name is Special Warfare Warrior and their purpose is to provide ongoing assistance to the Naval Special Warfare Community and its families. Wirth has gathered a team for the 2015 Ironman Lake Tahoe which will be held on September 20, 2015.

Visit the Andy Wirth Crowdrise page.

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