General Michael Hayden to Keynote Del Mar Country Club’s Fourth Annual Fundraiser for SEAL–Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation on March 21

SAN DIEGO, CA — January 5, 2015 – Philanthropist Madeleine Pickens, Event Co-Chair Dominique Plewes and The Del Mar Country Club have announced that General Michael Hayden, former Director of the CIA and the National Security Agency, will be the keynote speaker at the fourth annual fundraiser to benefit the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Family Foundation on Saturday, March 21. This year’s fundraiser will thank Navy SEALs and their families for their military service, and honor fallen heroes. Last year’s event hosted 400 guests and raised more than $1.3 million.

General Hayden is a retired four-star general who served as director of the CIA and the NSA when the course of world events was changing at an accelerating rate. As head of the country’s keystone intelligence-gathering agencies, he was on the frontline of geopolitical strife and the war on terrorism. He understands the dangers, risks, and potential rewards of the political, economic, and security situations facing the planet. General Hayden currently speaks about political situations in hot spots around the world, analyzing the tumultuous global environment and what it all means for the American people and America’s interests. He has highlighted the delicate balance between liberty and security in intelligence work, as well the potential benefits and dangers associated with the cyber domain. As the former head of two multi-billion dollar enterprises, he also addresses the challenges of managing complex organizations in times of stress and the need to develop effective internal and external communications.

Hayden is currently a principal at the Chertoff Group and a distinguished visiting professor at the George Mason University School of Public Policy. He was also elected to the board of directors of Motorola Solutions in January 2011 and serves on a variety of other boards and consultancies. In 2013, the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) awarded Hayden the 29th annual William Oliver Baker Award. In 2014 he was the inaugural Humanitas visiting professor in intelligence studies at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.

The Del Mar Country Club fundraiser will feature a scramble golf tournament, a cocktail reception, dinner gala with speakers and entertainment, and live and silent auctions. The event begins with breakfast and registration from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., followed by the Scramble Golf Tournament at 10:30 a.m. A cocktail reception and silent auction will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the evening program and live auction at 6:30 p.m.

The Del Mar Country Club is one of the premier country clubs in Southern California. The club family owned and managed by Madeleine Ann Pickens, a golf enthusiast, businesswoman and philanthropist.  The daughter of renowned golf course architect, Bill Baker, she drew from her father’s mentoring and her European influences to develop the golf course and its magnificent landscaping surrounding a 55,000 square foot castle-like Clubhouse. The breathtaking property quickly turned into one of the finest country clubs in the country. Madeleine is currently developing Mustang Monument Eco-Resort and Preserve in Northeastern Nevada. For more information about both properties, visit: www.delmarcountryclub.com andwww.mustangmonument.com.

About SEAL – Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation

The SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation supports individual and family readiness through an array of programs specifically targeted to assist the Naval Special Warfare community in maintaining a resilient, sustainable, and healthy force in this era of persistent conflict and frequent deployments. With SEALs, their ability to stay fit and focused determines the success of every mission. Part of our job is to facilitate that focus by ensuring every SEAL knows his family is, and will be taken care of.  Our motto is “Taking care of THEIR family while they protect OURS.”  SEAL-NSWFF programs include Family Resiliency and Services, NSW Kids, Bereavement Support, Transition Assistance, Counter Deployment, Global Outreach, Emergency Assistance and Wounded Warriors. For more information or to make a donation, visit sealorg.wpengine.com.

For more information about the sponsorship packages for the fourth annual fundraiser to benefit the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Family Foundation, visitwww.supportourwarriors.org, or contact Carol Tuller at 619-344-0344, x715 ordelmarevent@gmail.com.

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‘An Evening to Support Navy SEALs, Special Operators and Their Families’

LOS ANGELES — April 29, 2014 – The SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation will present “An Evening to Support NSW Warriors and Their Families,” a spectacular fundraising event on May 3 at the Jonathan Beach Club, 850 Palisades Beach Road in Santa Monica.  The event will be A Night to Remember, Even by Hollywood Standards — bringing together an exciting array of glamorous guests, sensational food and entertainment, and an up close experience to the latest military high tech equipment. The SEAL – NSW Family Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that raises awareness and funds for special programs in direct support of the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) families on a local, national and global scale.

The event, which will support the Naval Special Warfare community and their families, will begin a spectacular skydiving show featuring former Navy SEALs parachuting into the Jonathan Beach Club with the American Flag, then guests will be transported to a mock Military Forward Operating Base in a far off land to view interactive displays, kinetic demonstrations and unprecedented access to an exciting array of state-of-the-art equipment including drones, weapon systems of all types, infrared and night vision and tactical gear, lasers, and advance communication and translation equipment. The event will also feature Hollywood entertainment, fine food and wine, exciting silent and live auctions featuring once-in-a-lifetime items and experiences, and the keynote address by retired General James N. Mattis, former commander of US Central Command.

The Event will also feature presentations from Vice Admiral Robert S. Harward, a Navy SEAL and former Deputy Commander of the U.S. Central Command, and former President of Mexico Vicente Fox. Special guests will include Michael Thornton, retired Navy SEAL and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, and Johnny Walker, who guided and interpreted for Navy SEALs on various missions in Iraq and will be on-hand to sign his new book “Code Name: Johnny Walker.”

The evening schedule will include:

• Arrival and VIP Reception (4:30 to 5:00 p.m.) with fine wines, specially prepared foods and guests will get to handle some of the coolest “toys” on the planet.

• Skydiving and Entertainment (6:00 to 7:30 p.m.) The event kicks off with musical medley by Los Angeles’ own AKNU, which wowed viewers of the X Factor, followed by Recording Artist Vaja’s performace of The National Anthem. Guests will then look to the sky above Santa Monica Beach at 7:00 p.m. as 13 former Navy SEALs skydive in tandem with several event sponsors from Michael A. Liberty, Mozido, Inc. and Jonathan Club, as well as descend in high speed wing suits with smoke and special effects to deliver one of the largeset American Flags to the Jonathan Beach Club. The event features a Kentucky Derby Day Bar and a reception stage featuring live musical performances. Guests will mingle amongst an array of cutting edge military equipment— meet and thank some of our nation’s warriors, and bid on exclusive items in a Silent Auction.

• Keynote Address and Program (7:30 to 8:30 p.m.) Guests will be treated to an informative and entertaining program, which will include Medal of Honor winners, military spouses, and presentations from Gen. Mattis, Vice Admiral Harward, Michael Thornton and Michael A. Liberty. The USC Marching Band will perform a series of patriotic songs choreographed to video of actual SEALs training, including the infamous Hell Week.

• Live Auction (9:00 to 9:30 p.m.) — Live Auction will feature once in a lifetime items, memorabilia, and experiences, including special packages guided by ex-Navy SEALs, skydiving, target shooting and visit to AeroVironment (maker of unmanned aerial vehicles), exclusive Hollywood movie premieres, walk on parts in Hollywood movies and TV, incredible dining and travel experiences, and much more.

For more information on the event, buy tickets, purchase items or experiences in the Online Auction or to donate to the SEAL-NSW Family Foundation, visitwww.eliteforcesevent.com.

Michael A. Liberty, The Liberty Family Foundation and Mozido, Inc. are the event’s presenting sponsors. Liberty will announce an initiative at the event designed to raise $10 million to integrate, align and coordinate Benevolent Support for all Special Operations Forces (SOF) warriors and their families. Additional sponsors include — Fortress, Jonathan Club, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Legendary, North Castle Partners, NAMMO, T3, AeroVironment, Valencia Country Club, BH Management, Inc., Center Street Lending, Ellis Communications, Inc., Floyd’s Barbershop, Houlihan Lokey, Jacmar, Majestic Realty Co., Playboy, Brassfield Estate Winery, Catalina Securities, REI Wise, Reality Advisors Group, Relativity, Riot Games, SBE, Sidley Austin LLP, Skyline Pacific Properties, MTP, The Weinstein Company, The Yucaipa Companies, UST Global, Parsons and Wells Fargo Bank.

About SEAL – Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation

The SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation supports individual and family readiness through an array of programs specifically targeted to assist the Naval Special Warfare community in maintaining a resilient, sustainable, and healthy force in this era of persistent conflict and frequent deployments. With SEALs, their ability to stay fit and focused determines the success of every mission. Part of our job is to facilitate that focus by ensuring every SEAL knows his family is, and will be taken care of.  Our motto is “Taking care of THEIR family while they protect OURS.”  SEAL-NSWFF programs include Family Resiliency and Services, NSW Kids, Bereavement Support, Transition Assistance, Counter Deployment, Global Outreach, Emergency Assistance and Wounded Warriors. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.eliteforcesevent.com.

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