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Sixth Annual Fundraiser For Navy SEALs Taking Place At Montauk Eatery

Olivia Rutigliano

The cocktail party will officially launch the Montauk restaurant's sixth season of fundraising efforts for the Foundation. (Photo: Stephanie Lewin)

Navy Beach in Montauk will host the sixth annual fundraiser to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation on Saturday, June 16. Taking place from 3 to 5 p.m., the event will feature cocktails and signatures from the favorites menu. Guests can also bid on silent auction items and purchase raffle tickets.

"Navy Beach is incredibly proud to host our sixth annual fundraiser for the Navy SEAL Foundation," Navy Beach partner, Frank Davis, remarked. "We remain humbled by the service that the SEALs and their families make on behalf of our country, and feel fortunate to raise funds and awareness of the Foundation's core mission."

The cocktail party will officially launch the Montauk restaurant's sixth season of fundraising efforts for the Foundation. "Our area's historic Naval past, Naval base location and tremendous support of the Montauk community and Long Island veterans afford us great pride in our ongoing efforts," Davis said.

This year's event will include remarks from Rear Admiral Tom W. Steffens, US Navy (Ret) (SEAL) who served 34 years as a SEAL. Steffens learned to swim on Long Island and gained a love for the surf at Jones Beach.

Navy Beach will continue its support of the Navy SEAL Foundation throughout the 2018 season, enabling guests to support the cause directly each time they dine at the restaurant. From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, a donation of $1 will be added to each dining check in support of the Navy SEAL Foundation. Guests will also be able to increase the value of the donation if they like. In an effort to improve upon the $30,000 raised for the Foundation last year ($125,000 since 2013), Navy Beach will again match the first $2,500 raised through this season's efforts.

Navy SEALs Alex Germaine and Howard North. (Photo: Stephanie Lewin)

"Going into their sixth straight year of support to the men and women of the Naval Special Warfare community, the Hamptons' Navy Beach Montauk restaurant is at it again hosting the Navy SEAL Foundation's premiere fundraising event on the East End of Long Island," added Marc Wolf, Director of Development, New York Region, Navy SEAL Foundation.

The Navy SEAL Foundation's mission is to provide immediate and continued support to the Naval Special Warfare community and its families. The Foundation stands behind the warriors and the families by delivering comprehensive, world-class programs that address each community's unique needs. The solid and high performing organization is committed to excellence; giving 94 cents of every dollar directly to current or future programs. For the seventh consecutive year, the Foundation received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, a top charity watchdog, for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Admission is $50 for adults, $25 for veterans, and free for children under 16.

Navy Beach is located at 16 Navy Road in Montauk. For more information, visit www.navybeach.com or call 631-668-6868.

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