Navy SEAL Foundation Chooses Robin and Mike Zafirovski as their 2018 Patriot Awardees

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The Navy SEAL Foundation announced today that Robin and Mike Zafirovski had been selected as their choice for the 2018 Navy SEAL Foundation Patriot Award. The prestigious award will be presented at the organization’s 7th annual Midwest Evening of Tribute on the evening of Thursday, September 6, 2018.

“We are deeply humbled and honored to receive this award from the Navy SEAL Foundation. The SEALs put themselves in harm’s way every day to protect our nation and all our citizens across the globe. We are honored to support the Navy SEAL Foundation and all those they serve,” stated Mike Zafirovski.

The Navy SEAL Foundation announced today that Robin and Mike Zafirovski had been selected as their choice for the 2018 Navy SEAL Foundation Patriot Award. The prestigious award will be presented at the organization’s 7th annual Midwest Evening of Tribute on the evening of Thursday, September 6, 2018.

“We are deeply humbled and honored to receive this award from the Navy SEAL Foundation. The SEALs put themselves in harm’s way every day to protect our nation and all our citizens across the globe. We are honored to support the Navy SEAL Foundation and all those they serve,” stated Mike Zafirovski.

Bill Strong, the 2018 Midwest Evening of Tribute Chair, shared, “Robin and Mike have contributed so much to our country personally and professionally. In all they do, Mike and Robin uphold the values that epitomize the SEAL Community – sacrifice, dedication, and teamwork. The Patriot Award recognizes their unwavering commitment to our Nation, the Naval Special Warfare community and their families.”

Past recipients of the Navy SEAL Foundation Patriot Award have included Kenneth Griffin, Bob Iger, and Clint Eastwood, among others. This year’s Midwest Evening of Tribute will feature retired Vice Admiral (SEAL) Robert S. Harward and Medal of Honor Recipient Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Britt Slabinski, USN, Ret. as speakers. For more information about the event, please visit http://www.navysealfoundation.org/chicago

About the Navy SEAL Foundation
The Navy SEAL Foundation's mission is to provide immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) community and its families.

U.S. Navy SEALs have been in sustained combat for over 17 years, performing hazardous work in unforgiving environments at an unrelenting pace. SEALs are currently deployed in over 30+ countries across the globe and can spend up to 270 days each year in harm's way. The Navy SEAL Foundation stands behind these warriors and their families by providing a comprehensive set of programs specifically designed to improve health and welfare, build and enhance resiliency, empower and educate families and provide critical support during times of illness, injury or loss.

Like the community it serves, the Navy SEAL Foundation is a high performing organization committed to excellence. NSF has received seven consecutive 4-Star ratings from Charity Navigator. It is one of only 68 charities from among more than 9,000 to have earned a perfect score of 100 for our financial health, accountability, and transparency, placing NSF in the top 1% of the rated charities. Ninety-four cents of every dollar donated goes directly to programs or is retained for future mission use.

The Navy SEAL Foundation is a 501c3 national non-profit charitable organization. TAX-ID 31-1728910. The Navy SEAL Foundation is a non-federal entity and is not a part of the Department of Defense or any of its components, and it has no governmental status. For more information, please visit: http://www.navySEALfoundation.org

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Lisa Wagner                
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Navy SEAL Foundation:    
Sara Berry
Director of Communications, Navy SEAL Foundation
757-363-7490 ext. 211
sberry(at)navysealfoundation.org

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