The SEAL Family Foundation, an organization “that raises funds and awareness for special programs in direct support of the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) families on a local, national and global scale,” raised more than $1.4 million during its April 29 benefit at The Del Mar Country Club, near San Diego, CA. Famed ATV manufacturer Yamaha Motor was among the companies that donated, providing a new, side-by-side Viking VI Special Edition valued at $14,999 that went for $17,000.
Yamaha has supported the non-profit organization for four years, and its donations have reached nearly $90,000 in that time. “Yamaha is honored to continue its support of the SEAL-NSW Family Foundation and its important mission of assisting the families of those who defend our freedoms,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV/SxS group marketing manager. “We know this highly respected organization’s event and donor support will continue to raise awareness and assistance for the brave SEAL-NSW families.”
“Yamaha has been a great supporter of our event over the past four years, and their vehicles are an auction favorite that have now helped raise nearly $90,000 for SEAL members’ families,” said William R. Fenick, CAPT, USN (Ret.), executive director for SEAL-NSW. “We are dedicated to supporting the needs of these important families, and partners like Yamaha allow us to provide the right programs—both now and in the future.”
Funds raised will help further many of the organization’s efforts, including outreach and aid for the families, assistance for the warriors and in dire time of need, funding for relocation, funerals and a variety of other services. Full details can be found on the SEAL Family Foundation website.The partnership with Yamaha is a natural fit, because every one of the company’s SxS and full-size ATVs are proudly assembled at Yamaha’s state-of-the-art U.S. factory in Newnan, GA, for worldwide distribution. You can view the company’s full lineup of off-road vehicles on its website.