Before clicking play on the video above, stop and think how far 18 miles is. That’s like from our office in NYC to places where there are forests and trees in New Jersey. That’s distance former Navy SEAL Andy Stumpf flew in a wingsuit, shattering the record for the world’s longest wingsuit flight at 18.257 miles. The accomplishment was more than just an adrenaline rush, though — Sponsored by Skullcandy, Stumpf broke the record whiling raising money and awareness for the Navy SEAL Foundation, a group that supports veterans when they come home from active service. As of this post, his campaign on Go Fund Me has already reached over $58,000 with a goal of $1 million.
Since retiring from the military it’s been a persistent and painful struggle to watch the fight from the sidelines. Even though I can’t physically go overseas and contribute, I refuse to sit back and do nothing. I’ve decided to put it all on the line to support the Navy SEAL community and their families who live with their toes on the line everyday.
My goal is to set four world records in one jump to raise 1 million dollars to fund the Navy Seal Foundation Survivor Support Program for 2016.
The Navy SEAL Foundation exists to preserve the legacy of fallen heroes, and to support the families of those who have sacrificed more than anyone should be asked to. The Foundation’s programs encompass survivor support, tragedy assistance, legacy preservation, warrior support and educational opportunities and are only made possible through the donations of grateful Americans.
Throughout my military career I met countless people from all over the United States who were deeply and graciously thankful for those serving on their behalf. Almost all asked if there was anything they could do to help. If you are one of those people, this is an opportunity to get involved.
Go check out Andy’s Go Fund Me for the Navy SEAL Foundation and consider throwing a couple dollars to support these warriors.
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