Tampa Bay Frogman Swim Raises Awareness And Funds

Tampa Bay Frogman Swim Raises Awareness And Funds

TAMPA BAY. The efforts of Rory O’Connor, the race director of the 5K Tampa Bay Frogman Swim, has paid off handsomely and for a grand cause.

In 2011, the amount raised was US$53,000, but over US$120,000 has already been donated after Saturday’s swim.

The Frogman Swim started as an event and fundraiser for an injured Navy SEAL,” explained Lisa Broadfield, also a passionate swimming military type herself.

Dan Cnossen, who lost both his legs in Afghanistan in an explosion in 2009. The Navy SEAL Foundation does this event to provide support for families that have felt the pain of lives sacrificed to help others. Swimmers from all over participated, including two-time Olympic champion Brooke Bennett.

The event for many, is a true definition of pride, love of country and support of our Navy SEALs
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