I am apart of this fundraiser be able to give back and contribute my time and efforts to organizations, like this, that support veterans, transitioning SOF community, and wounded warriors. “Swim with a Mission” has gone above and beyond to create this virtual event in spite of these crazy times, and it shows that they care so much about their veterans and their future. To me, that means a lot and there is no reason why I can’t donate my time to help and show my support for these events. These fundraisers have done so much for me and so much for my fellow SEALs, and I want to ensure that events like this never fade.
“Long Live the Brotherhood”
-SO1 Nick Blough
Team ELITE will be raising money for Elite Meet.
Have you ever wondered what Navy SEALs and other elite veterans do once they leave the military? They go job hunting, just like everybody else looking for a new career. Except special operators and fighter pilots have spent on average 10 or more prime income earning years out of today’s offices and businesses and inside of combat units that demand all of their time and energy, leaving no room for post-military career exploration until their separation is upon them. Finding their place in the civilian world can be as big a challenge as anything they have ever faced in training or in combat.
Elite Meet was founded in 2017 by retired U.S. Navy SEAL, John Allen, to help these elite veterans. As a 501 (C) (3) National Non Profit Charitable Organization, Elite Meet works to assist special operations military veterans and help them to find civilian employment.
Through a series of events across the country, some being small and intimate and others being large and wide-scale, Elite Meet places candidates in the same room as business decision makers and employers looking to hire. In addition to attending events, candidates are given the opportunity to take part in Elite Meet's robust #CommitToONE mentorship program, where they can tap into the existing knowledge, skills, and experience of high performing veterans who have been through the process and are now excelling in the civilian business world. Candidates will also have access to a team of professional writers standing by to create a personalized 500 word "Hire Me" profile, and are connected to a curated list of job openings.
Since being founded, Elite Meet has opened up so many doors for veterans of the special operations community and has allowed these service members to have a whole new outlook on life. The majority of the team and board at Elite Meet all come from the special operations community so they can relate to exactly what their client's are going through when they get the call. Elite Meet's team goes above and beyond to provide each Veteran candidate with the greatest opportunity to land a job in the civilian world.
All money raised by this team will go to Elite Meet.
Swim With A Mission
The 4th Annual Swim With A Mission, an Open Water Swim Race and Festival was scheduled for Saturday, July 11th at Wellington State Park in Bristol NH. Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we have shifted our event to a Virtual Event. We would much rather have our live event and are disappointed about the change but we know that it is necessary at this point. Even in these tough times, we hope you will help us stay true to our mission to raise money to help Veterans and inspire others to help.
Virtual Events are open to everyone and will take place from July 1-31. Participants can choose to swim (1K, 5K or 10K), paddle (1K, 5K or 10K) or take on the SEAL Team NH Challenge. All participants are encouraged to raise funds that will go to our Veterans who need our help more than ever. Swimmers can also choose to swim more than once during the month of July and they will be able to record distances and times. Go to www.swimwithamission.org for more details.
Swimming With A Mission Inc.
Over the last 3 years, together we have raised over $2 million to honor and support local, regional and national veteran support organizations that provide critical services to our Veterans. These include supporting Veteran organizations that provide housing, take care of our homeless, support day to day services, provide service and support K-9’s, provide scholarships, provide jobs, create equine immersion programs and support art programs.