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GIVING BACK

Bottle Breacher is Veteran owned and operated with a 25% veteran hire rate. Giving back to non-profits, military, and Veterans, is very important to Bottle Breacher. Learn about our donations in 2016 and our on-going partnerships below.

 

Wishes For Warriors

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Millions of citizens join the United States Military, not just for the pride of our country, but for the love of our country. Many return from war, mentally and physically wounded, only to be judged by society. Wishes For Warriors is here to change that.

Here at Wishes For Warriors, we are a 100% non-profit 501C3 organization dedicated to helping bring hope and passion back into our combat wounded by experiencing therapeutic outdoor adventures. It is our sole mission, to show them that they are still able to live out their dreams after experiencing a life altering injury. 

These wounded men and women need the support they deserve. Welcoming arms, encouraging words, and most of all...HOPE. The mission is real. It's time to give these heroes their lives back! Help us Help them...Because remember, because they gave it all...we are giving it back!

Purchase the Wishes for Warriors Bottle Breacher and learn more about Bottle Breacher's partnership with Wishes for Warriors

 

  Joggin for Frogmen

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Inspired by US Navy SEALs (Frogmen), the mission of the Joggin' for Frogmen Race Series is to activate communities from around the world to honor the sacrifices of our service members and veterans, and to support the families of our fallen heroes. Our races bring communities together to celebrate the lives of America's fallen and to express our deep gratitude to those still serving.

The inaugural Joggin' for Frogmen 5k run/walk and kids' Tadpole Trot was held in San Diego on July 29, 2012. The race marked the one year anniversary of the Extortion 17 helicopter tragedy in Afghanistan by paying tribute to the 31 heroes lost that fateful day. Through this single race in San Diego, Joggin’ for Frogmen raised over $58,000. To date we have raised over $315,000 through various events, with over 4,000 race day running participants, 974 worldwide virtual race participants, and thousands of supporters attending our events in 7 different US cities. We are continuing to grow the Joggin’ for Frogmen race series across the US and worldwide through various city events and virtual racing. As we continue to grow and build momentum, we hope you will join us and contribute to Joggin’ for Frogmen!

Joggin’ for Frogmen is proud to partner with The 31Heroes Project, the Navy SEAL Foundation, and the Travis Manion Foundation. Through this partnership and mission alignment, all proceeds raised by 2015 Joggin’ for Frogmen events will be given to these charities. All funds help sustain and grow charitable programs that provide immediate and ongoing assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community, as well as families of fallen sailors, soldiers, airmen, and marines. The specially designed programs include scholarships, tragedy assistance, survivor support, family services, career mentoring, and community building projects. 

 

 The Eagle Fund

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The Eagle Fund is a program developed as a partnership with the Andrews Research & Education Foundation (AREF) and EXOS, world leaders in sports medicine and human performance. This program exists for the purpose of supporting active duty wounded or injured members of the Special Operations community. A primary goal of the program is to give these men and women a chance to return to active duty. This all began when a Navy SEAL approached us and said, “I need help.” We treated him pro bono and then he later made a donation and said, “Let this be the start of a fund that will allow my brothers to get the kind of treatment I have received.” Each graduate of the Eagle Fund will also receive a personalized Bottle Breacher upon completion of the program.

Together EXOS and AREF allows for a broad spectrum of specialties including: performance training, physical therapy, nutrition, data collection and processing, program enhancement and outreach. They provide participants with physical therapy, performance training, nutritional support, and massage therapy. The primary goal is to get participants back to the fight, and at the very least, improve their overall quality of life.

Purchase the Eagle Fund Bottle Breacher and click here to learn more about Bottle Breacher's partnership with Eagle Fund

 

 

America's Mighty Warriors

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Debbie Lee founded America’s Might Warriors (AMW), after her son Marc was the first Navy SEAL to be killed in Iraq on August 2, 2006. Marc’s last letter home challenged and inspired Debbie to start AMW. He wrote about how we could change our world by doing more random acts of kindness. He ended that letter with “to my family and friends, do me a favor, pass on the kindness, the love, and the precious gift of human life.” That letter has inspired millions of people around the world. AMW accepted that challenge and honors our troops and their families with varying acts of kindness from paying for their meals, coffee, gas or giving gift cards. Thousands of thank you and Marc’s hero cards have been given with a personal hand shake and hug. Debbie traveled to Iraq twice to personally thank the troops who selflessly sacrifice. These random acts of kidness are just tokens to thank our military families for their continued service.

AMW is dedicated to raising awareness of the selfless sacrifices our troops and their families make for the freedoms we enjoy every day. Advocacy when a service member suffers an injustice AMW is there to raise awareness and advocate correcting the situation. Often you will find AMW in the Halls of Congress, in the media, or wherever needed to confront the issue and bring justice to our troops. Our troops are bound by the UCMJ and cannot speak out, but we can be their voice.

Purchase the Marc Lee Bottle Breacher and 20% of proceeds will be donated back to AMW

 

Jesse Pittman Memorial Fund

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The Jesse Pittman Fund was created to honor the life and legacy of Jesse Pittman. Jesse was one of thirty-one American heroes whose lives were lost in the Extortion 17 helicopter crash over Afghanistan on August 6, 2011. Like his comrades-in-arms, he was dedicated to service and conquering challenges. Jesse initially served his northern California community as a firefighter, and then protected his country as a U.S. Navy SEAL. His next goal was to attend college and earn a bachelor’s degree, but the dream was cut short on that fateful day. The mission for the Jesse Pittman Fund is to find the next young great Americans who exhibit Jesse’s spirit and endeavor to carry on his wish.

Each year we host the Jesse Pittman Fund Memorial 5K Run/Walk in Ukiah, California. The course follows a scenic trail alongside Lake Mendocino, which is the site where Jesse trained himself to run and swim before coming to Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL school. Before the race, and in front of a large hometown crowd, we announce the recipient of the Jesse Pittman Fund scholarship award. Jesse had a saying among his teammates, which was “I don’t run, I charge.” With those words, we launch the runners and walkers along with Jesse’s family and friends to share the experience together.

The Jesse Pittman Fund scholarship looks for young men and women cut from Jesse’s cloth. Young people who demonstrate their character through grit, hard work, and determination. Young people with an uncommon desire to succeed; who want to answer the call to service and make a difference; and, who seek adventure, challenge, and push aside the naysayers. Every year, high school seniors from across Mendocino County–where Jesse was raised–apply to become a part of the program. Past recipients have included students with a range of pursuits from global security to medicine. Every year that we add another remarkable young American to the Pittman family is one more contribution to keeping Jesse’s spirit alive.

Jesse Pittman is a tough act to follow. As a Navy SEAL, he set the bar high and led by example. He believed it pays to be a winner and good enough was not an option. For America to be strong, we need to find more young people like Jesse and ensure they have opportunities to grow. Our goal is to set them on a path to keep raising the bar. As Jesse would say: Don’t Run, Charge!

 

 

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