in Montauk has once again partnered with the Navy SEAL Foundation
to help raise awareness and funds for the Foundation. The fifth season of fundraising efforts at the Montauk mainstay will kick-off with a benefit cocktail party at Navy Beach on Saturday, June 17.
The benefit will provide support and assistance to the members and families of the Naval Special Warfare community. The Foundation's mission is to stand behind the dedicated Navy Seals, who are deployed in over 35 countries, and can spend up to 270 days in dangerous situations.
Teaming up with Navy Beach, "a perfect destination for summer dining," according to the New York Times,
enables the Foundation to increase their donations all summer long by allowing guests to add $1 to their dining check from Memorial Day to Labor Day
"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," said Navy Beach partner, Frank Davis
During the official kick-off cocktail party, which will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., there will be remarks by former Navy SEAL, Mike Zapata as well as local beers, wines, food from the Navy Beach menu and a silent auction.
Zapata is a former member of the Navy SEALs who has spent time in Afghanistan, Iraq
, Africa, and the Middle East. He has been an active member of the Navy SEAL Foundation since his transition from military to his current position as an investment banker.
"Going into their fifth 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.
Admission to the benefit cocktail party is $50 per adult, $25 for veterans, and free for children under 16-years-old. Navy Beach will accept donations in support of the Navy SEAL Foundation all summer long, as the Foundation hopes to surpass last year's donations of $30,000.
Navy Beach restaurant is located at 16 Navy Road in Montauk. For more information, visit navybeach.com