Navy SEAL
Hudson River Swim and Run

August 3, 2019 from 9-11AM
beginning at Liberty State Park
200 Morris Pesin Dr, Jersey City, NJ

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The event is the first-ever legally sanctioned swim across the Hudson River!

Along the route, SEALs will make stops at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island before arriving in Battery Park. At each stop, SEALs will perform pushups and pullups to honor America’s liberties, diversity, and those who have fought to preserve them. Upon their arrival at Battery Park, the SEALs will run towards One World Trade Center and end their journey at the America’s Response Monument.

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Help GI Go Fund in our numerous efforts aimed at helping military veterans in the New York/New Jersey Region

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There are currently 600 homeless veterans living in New York City alone, with over 500 more in New Jersey

Small Business Incubator

We have developed the first and only Veteran Small Business Incubator for veteran entrepreneurs to grow their business

Career Training Center

In conjunction with our Incubator, GI Go Fund has developed an incredible space that utilizes state-of-the-art technology

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Recent Donations

  • $50Patrick Sullivan
  • $100Brandon & Lindsey Mears
    A truly wonderful cause! We are cheering you on!
  • $50KOA Family of Veterans
    During our family RV trip to Yellowstone we met an amazing family of veterans at a KOA camp ground. We will never know their names but we are so thankful for their generosity -- Ryan and Kimberly
  • Mike and Denise Thompson
  • $100Stacey Harloe-Mowery
    A great cause that inspires us all! May the force be with you!
  • $2000.00Contract Sources, Ltd
  • Ken & Nikki
  • The Sullivan Family
  • $25Keith Chasen
  • $50Erin Distler
    Good luck!
  • Chuck Kozora
  • Sears Family
  • $8500Amrosia
  • $50The Saavedra Family
  • $25The Henn’s
  • $100Steven Villagomez
    Anthony Page protected us. I thank him for his service.
  • $50Jason Munkatchy
  • Linter Family
  • $500Frankie Tam
    LLTB HOOYAH NAVY and all Veterans
  • $250Wrk Lab
    Because we love our freedom and those who fight to provide it!
  • $50The Wecks
    Well done, Menke. Well done.
  • $100Berenice
  • $100Eric & Lacey Vollmer
    Great job! And good luck!!!
  • $25NC1 Jarabellina
  • Corinne and Anthony
    Swim Son Swim 🏊‍♂️
  • Phyllis Menke
  • Pete
  • $25Cherie Tao
  • $250.00Harold Paine
    in support of Ryan and team in helping raise awareness around the many issues facing the men and women that having given so much in the defense of our country. Thank you all!!
  • J.R. Calles
  • Ed
  • $50Salvatore Palmeri
    Just keep swimming just keep swimming.
  • Chris Grillo
  • Ben Wagner
    Amazing cause! All the best.
  • $50Giuseppe
  • Jim & Kathy Aiello
    My wife and I are making this donation for our deceased Father's -Larry Aiello Sr and Joseph Klink and our nephew - Matthew Klink, who is currently serving in the Army. We thank them for their service and dedication to protecting our country.
  • $25Chris Cornett
    To support the Navy Seal Brotherhood
  • $50Martin Vacirca
  • The Cozy Corner
    To show support for our military.
  • $100Blaire Fauser
  • $3000.00Mark Rhoades
    Amy and I are super excited that you are participating in this amazing event for such an important cause. Good luck! 🍀
  • Chelsea Flickinger
    Good Luck Ryan!
  • $100Tim Truby
    Met this Seal in Mahwah and never got his name but he shared information about this cool event.i live in Cincinnati and won’t be able to attend. But all the best in your fund raising efforts.
  • $100M. Saidel
  • $100Brent Giesken
    Well done, Ryan!
  • John Chalus
    Former SEAL
  • $100Marc DeLille
    Go Ryan!
  • Bryan
  • $50Jeff Plost
    Happy to support! Good luck Ryan!!
  • $25Greg Ness
    Support for those who protect our way of life.
  • CS and Support
  • $100Drew Ramsey
    Thank you for this opportunity Ryan. Good luck! Thank you for supporting our Veterans mental health.
  • $20Matt Hursh
    positive energy = positive impact
  • Lisa Hoffmann
    Go Ryan!!!!
  • $50Arlene Sanchez
  • $100John Shannon
    Go Ryan !
  • $100Jeremy Piccini
  • $250.00Brian & Scott Tretter
    Thank you to all Veterans and to Ryan for dedicating your time to support the brave men and women who have served our country! Best of Luck!
  • $500.00Jon and Allison Menke
    Go Ryan! We are proud of you and all of the work you've put into this. Good luck!
  • $1000Becky and Steve Schwinghamer
    So proud that my son would do this for our veterans!!
  • $100Edward Pisarski
    Godspeed Ryan... “Never Forget”
  • $50Geri Hieronymus
    Go Ryan!
  • $501.00Kris Kelly
  • $1000.00Darryl Nowak
    Support for our troops
  • $500.00MAVEN
    Go Ryan! Thank you for helping others who truly deserve assistance. Oh, and if you see fins sticking up through the surface of the water - swim faster. :)
  • $100Nathan Stallings
    Thanks for taking on this challenge Ryan...it's important work!!
  • $100Cheryl Davis
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    to support Ryan and this important cause
  • $100Caryn Brennan
  • $100Cory Menke
  • $100Adam Saravay
  • $100Susan and Charlie Marck
    You are an inspiration Ryan. No vet should go homeless. The Hudson River will be your friend.
  • Kelly Joyner
    What a great cause! Go Ryan!
  • $100Billie Jo Voegerl
    What an awesome event and thank you Ryan for supporting our Veterans!! The men and women who fight for our freedoms should never be homeless!
  • $100Bernadette DeCelle
    So happy to support Bill and the rest of the SEAL team!
  • $8500.00OFS
    We are blessed to live in a country that provides so much opportunity, but none of that would be possible without the sacrifices of service men and women throughout our history. We are humbled and honored to have one of our own amongst this elite group of warriors fighting to help their brethren make the transition home.
  • $500Scott Tucker
    Colossians 3:23 Go get it! Stoked for ya
  • $100Gary Petertyl
    Perseverance. Conviction. SelfReliance.
  • $5000OFS Board of Directors
    Our brave women and men deserve better than this and we are proud to support this great cause. Let's all do our part to help our brave warriors transition home.
  • $100Daire Browne
  • Sherry Mason Brown
    Our brave warriors deserve our support for protecting our freedom. Thank you for taking on this challenge.
  • $1000Hank Menke
  • $75.00OFS Credit/Collections Dept
    We are able to live in the land of the free because of these brave men and women. As civilians, we are forever indebted to our veterans for their service. This is a small gesture of our support.
  • $50Janel Levadoux
    Thank you Ryan for your efforts in creating a better life for homeless veterans.
  • Alicia Condie
    Happy to donate to such an honorable cause that is very important and personal for my family and I. Good luck Ryan! Very proud of you :-)
  • John Phillips
    Noble cause. Glad to help in some small way to the amazing Vets with post service struggles. May God be with them.
  • James
  • Lauren Morgan
    Great cause. Go Ryan!!
  • $50Mark Proctor
    Happy to support our Vets❗️
  • The Heile Family
    Thanks for helping our veterans! Good luck neighbor!
  • Renee Lardieri
    For the veterans
  • $100Ken Schmidt
    The words "Veteran" and "homeless" should never be mentioned in same sentence.
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    Great cause. Bring a speargun.
  • $100Office Environments
  • $100Kody & Melody Schurz
    No vet should be homeless! Good luck on such a great mission.
  • Brenda Stallings
    You got this Ryan! Thank you for supporting our veterans who did so much for the freedoms we enjoy!
  • Dick Messerschmidt, Inc.
    Thank you to those that have made the ultimate sacrifices to earn and keep our Freedom. Never Forget.... Honor & Remember....
  • The Becher Family
  • $500Carrie Houchin
    In memory of Kent Fleck of Jasper, IN , whose son is currently. Navy Seal.
  • $100Cheryl & Chris Reinke
    Thanks to all who have served!
  • Rosalind Santini
    To support veterans
  • $250.00Kari Wekluk
    For my Dad, the Marines I knew as a kid, the people visibly suffering, the ones fighting in silence, and everyone touched by this heartache. Thank you, Ryan and Shannon for being the definition of grit and courage.
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  • Christina Jameson (Bracco)
    Shark Bait Ooh Ha Ha! Cheering you on from Florida!
  • $25Steve B
    Glad to support this cause, thank you!
  • $200The Rileys and Burnetts
    We are so proud to call Ryan our family! His dedication to this great cause shows his true commitment to our Soldiers and Vets. They are our Heroes and Warriors that make our freedom possible and Ryan is honoring that! We love you! Swim fast Shark Bait!
  • Brian Blessinger
    We need to raise enough money for the coastguard helicopter rescue:). Awesome cause and look I forward to hearing about the event!
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  • $25Matthew Johnson
    Proud of you man.
  • $500.00Joseph and Karen Pace
    What an amazing cause to donate to! Team shark bait, you got this! Lets end homelessness for the veterans that served our country!
  • $100Charlie & Joyce Vollmer
    A huge commitment for a worthy cause!
  • $250Jim Skeen
    Small way of saying thank you
  • $100Dennie Long
    Great Cause
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    Ginger Power Ryan!
  • $200Sheila Calello
  • Source Four Commercial Furniture
    Thank you for making this commitment. Great cause.
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  • Chris Mandle
    Go Ryan and Shannon!
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    Way to go Ryan! Go Team Shark Bait!!
  • $100Cydnee Alvarez
    You got this Ryan! What a great cause and way to support our veterans!
  • Meredith and Ryan Hulse
    My dad is an Army Veteran, 173rd Ariborne in Vietnam. Thank you for raising money to support those who defended our freedom.
  • Beverly Rehkop
    In support of those who protect our freedom. Thank you for your dedication and contribution to this event.
  • $100Susie Stetter
    Best of Luck Ryan - you have my upmost respect and admiration for taking on this task with such a prestigious group of men. Dedication, Determination =Perseverance - Enjoy the journey to the finish line:)
  • $100Char Rheault
    Love supporting a great cause!
  • $500Scott Davis
    Thank you Ryan and Shannon for participating in this very important event. We support our Veteran Community!
  • $100Anonymous Donor
  • Sonya A.
    Go team Shark Bait- HOO HA HA!!
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    Support of Ryan Menke and a great cause!
  • $1000Jim & Nancy Huebner
    Great cause and I didn't want to be out done by Greg Luna.
  • Anna McClelland
    Everyone who serves is a hero to me. Good luck Ryan!
  • Aaron and Gwen Roberts
    You got this Ryan! Proud to be a part company that supports our Veterans. Our Veterans have sacrificed so much for this country and everyone that lives here. We need to do all we can to support and help them get the care and help they need.
  • $15.00Anonymous Donor
  • $100Bill Reilly
  • Franzel Family
    Very appreciative to all those who have served. You got this Ryan!
  • Nigal Werksman
  • Jack Werksman
  • Terry Kivipelto
    Support of Ryan Menke. Thank you to all veterans for your service.
  • $50Mike Uebelhor
    In support of Ryan Menke
  • $50Jorge h aedo
    It is an honor to know William brown, I was super lucky to met him. He helps veterans. I have a big respect for him and his teammates.
  • $100Stewart Brown
    Good Luck Ryan !
  • $100John Rouse
  • Stan Gray
    Good luck Ryan! Make us proud!
  • $100Heather Shoop
    You got this, Ryan! Thanks for highlighting this organization that supports our vets!
  • $25David Lancaster
    Good luck Ryan!
  • $100Phyllis
    Because my brother gave 30 years for our country 🇺🇸.And I am so proud of him and all the navy seals who have done so much for our country,and some who gave the ultimate sacrifice god bless all of you and all of our military 🇺🇸
  • $250Ali Oxley
    We are forever grateful for our troops. Go Team Shark Bait!
  • $250.00Americo Magalhaes and Family
  • $100LT John Carbone, USN (ret)
    Son of a veteran, grandson of a veteran, and the father of two veterans, all in for those who have served
  • $100Roger Webb
    Supporting Ryan Menke in joining the Navy Seals on the Mission Imposssible.
  • Anonymous
  • $140Mati & Marty Welp
    Proud of you for stepping up - incredible commitment!
  • $100Jessica M.
  • $100The Schwartz Family
    Thank you Ryan for raising money and bringing recognition for such a worthy cause. Thank you to all that have served.
  • $100John Steele
    Because My brother in law Sacrificed 30 years of his life to the United States of America
  • $25Brad West
    Great cause for veterans and great opportunity for Frogmen!
  • $100Billy Hoare
  • Scott Hall
    Such a worthy cause. Go team Ryan!
  • $25MP
    Supporting the Brotherhood
  • $50Amy Carlin
  • $150.00Robert and Emily Duban
    Thanks to all who serve and have served!! Ryan, thank you for doing this (wow) and you got this.
  • $25Jessica Kates
  • $25Jerry Joaquin
    Supporting Charlie and our veterans!
  • $50Philip Dana
    I believe in Charlie, the NSW community, the Navy, and this awesome country.
  • $200First Region Association of the United States Army
    Supporting our nations warfighters and their families!
  • $25Kristen Gigante
    Good luck Chris
  • Chuck Tommey
    Freedom is never free. Thank you Steve and your fellow SEALs.
  • Elizabeth Chambers
    Our Service members Rock!
  • $100Randy McClellen
    To support our wonderful veterans and proud association with Ryan and the OFS team.
  • Dana S. Miles
  • Blue House & Families
    You got this Ryan!
  • $100Robyn Baron
  • $100Gerry Bohn
    In honor of our Navy Seals and all of our veterans. God Bless America
  • $100Jacob Murphy
    For everything they did for our freedoms, it’s our duty to give back and support them in any way we can
  • Gina Capitanini
  • Lynne Hirsch
    I want to show my sincere gratitude and appreciation for our military and our veterans who served and sacrificed for our great nation. God Bless and thank you❤️🇺🇸
  • $300Mike McFarlane
    Love the cause and the team name. You got this Ryan!
  • $100Diane Milarsky
    Bill - thanks to you and all members of our armed forces for your service and sacrifices. You got this!!!
  • $5Anonymous Donor
  • $500.00Jack Fetner
    Having had 3 generations of my family serve in the military, I can't think of a more worthy cause. Go get em Ryan.
  • $100Alberta Reilly
  • $50Jeff and Beth Botheroyd
    Support Cameron Johnston
  • $250Doug Edwards
  • $100Megan & Bryan Plante
    Grateful to all of those then & now who imagine a better place for everyone.
  • Chad Giesler
    We owe our service members past present and future a greater debt than we could ever repay. The freedoms we enjoy in this country are invaluable.
  • $1000Greg Luna
    Thank you to all of the Men and Women who have made ultimate sacrifices for our Country, Our Freedom, our Safety. Thank you Ryan for the Sisu attitude and for taking the time out of your already overwhelming life schedule to train for this event.
  • $200Janet Welsko
    Thank you Ryan for participating in this incredibly important event. in support of our veterans. We could never do enough for them and their families. Thank you, thank you.
  • George Potter
  • $100Patty Streiner
    Thanks for doing this Ryan. Good luck!
  • Brian & Ashley Blessinger
    Go Ryan!
  • $50vincent castagno
  • $100Charles Hirsch
    GREAT Cause
  • Harper family
    We all are blessed people that get the luxury to enjoy freedom as we do because of the sacrifice so many men and women make on a daily basis. Any opportunity to give something back should be embraced to the fullest.
  • $250Janeen Waddell
    Thank you for leading and helping those gave so much for us!
  • $100Jeff Carlson
    Good luck Ryan. This is a very worthwhile cause.
  • $50Sandy sbarro
    God bless the people who have died representing our country!
  • $200Sascha and Anne Wagner
    We owe far more than this to those that put themselves in harms way for our freedom.
  • $100Brian & Nancy Graham
    Ryan's commitment to the cause
  • Alexa Jo & Henry
  • $250.00Andy Anderson
    This is a cause that is very personal to me and getting these soldiers the care they have EARNED is long overdue!
  • $50Aaron Kleinmann
    In honor of Erwin Kleinmann's service
  • $100Bill Farkas
  • $50Tina Brennan
    It's an important cause--helping the brave men and women who have helped us all. Good luck Ryan and Team Shark Bait!
  • $50Paul Maxwell
    Enabling Veterans, and First Responders, their families and communities
  • $25Melinda and Bud Greenman
  • $100Joe Daniels
    De Oppresso Liber
  • $50Elizabeth Glies
  • $50Elizabeth Ferguson
  • $50Vincent Crochunis
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    Teams -n- Sh!t
  • $25David Glies
    Good luck Jacob!
  • $50James Kellar
  • $25Steve Nevins
    Go Jacob!!!!
  • $100The Beja Family & Meatball
    Supporting The Family
  • $50Danielle
  • $100Joe Poke
  • $50Pokrentowski’s
  • Mark & Kris Hebert
  • $25Tobey Fischer
    Proud to be an American and grateful for all the sacrifices made by our armed forces
  • $25Vardit Smith
  • Faye Exley
  • $250Ryan McCarthy
  • $50Kate Buck
  • $25Nellie Gargarita
    Go Bill!
  • $100Alice
    Thank you
  • DIG construction
  • $50Yonette Adams
    To support the cause
  • $25Peadar Wall
  • $100Sean O'Dowd
    To support our veterans.
  • $50debra
  • $25Regina Seus
  • $25Regina Seus
    I have great respect for our military and our vets. Everything should be done to take care of them. They served with such great honor and dignity and have done so much for our country at great personal expense and sacrifice. Never forget them. We should all aspire to be like them.
  • $50Mary Gabriel
  • $100Herb & Cate Moore
    We appreciate our veterans and their service to our country. Thank you!
  • $50Sharon Mason
    Bill - Thanks to you and your family and all Veterans for your sacrifices and service and for your continuing commitment to our country and veterans. Wish I could attend and watch you all crush it, but I'll be there in spirit!
  • $100Andy Richards
  • $50Richard Coates
  • $50Meredith Walsh
  • Lauren Seigel
    Bill - thank you for your service; and to all the men and women who have and are currently serving in our military, thank you is never enough. You should never be forgotten.
  • $50Ashley Turner
  • $50Hugh Murray
  • $50Chris Rojao
  • $50Christine
    Thank you! This is such a worthy cause.
  • $50Sandra Cummins
  • $100Makenzie Windfelder
  • $50Jacqueline Bosma
  • $100JOHN GREGG
  • $100Nabil
  • $50Deirdre Burke
  • $50Anthony Risalvato
  • $100Geoffrey Rosamond
  • $50Curtis A. Johnson
  • Matt North
  • $25Brittany Burnett
    I am thankful for those who fight for our country.
  • Stephen North
  • Craig Reilly
  • $50Linda J. Wiles
    What Bill Brown and the other seals are doing is very important. I appreciate what they have done for our country.
  • $250David Hutton
    As civilian Americans, we enjoy the freedoms we have because somebody else earned that for us. We owe our very freedom and liberty to those who have served our country. Our veterans are the true hero’s and we ALL owe a huge debt of honor to them all. Praise the Lord for our Veterans!
  • $300.00William Brown
    In recognition of the the sacrifices made by my son and his family for our great nation & way of life.
  • $100Andrea
    Can't wait to attend the swim on Aug 3rd!! Happy to support our country's vets!
  • $100Sandy Tripp / Nick Tsilibes
    For my Dad’s friends that were not as fortunate
  • James
  • $100Will Sgro
  • DJ Layden
  • Connor Tartaglione
  • Evan Sanford
  • Penny Heritage
    No veteran should ever be homeless or struggle with medical care.
  • Chili Connell
  • $75The McManus Family
    Support our Military Veterans... Luke’s Grandfather was a member of a Special Army Recon Unit in the Korean War.
  • Ryan Menke
    The least I can do for all those that sacrificed everything so that we can enjoy the freedoms we have today.
  • The Polaski Family
  • $250James Kerrigan
  • Todd Irwin
    Supporting our veterans and service members is personally important to me.
  • $100Jeffrey Spatz
    Because the SEALs are among those doing the heavy lifting of freedom for the rest of us who are either unable or unwilling to do so. I’m grateful.
  • Mike Antoni
    Truly inspired by Bill Brown, David Goggins and the rest of the NAVY SEALS. Keep up all the great work. You are sincerely appreciated!
  • Ryan
  • James Fanous
  • Adam Klein
    Enjoy the swim Bill! Let’s go!!
  • $25Adam Huber
  • Jayme Zamarro Gangi
    Mark Puttenvink
  • $50Edward Fox
    We send men and women to war and then do not support them the way we should, when they come back broken physically or mentally.
  • $5Karen
    Supporting USA Military is an honor.
  • Bob Manning
  • Brett Buterick
  • $50Thomas Trunnell
    They bleed for us, we call them heroes. We need to take care of them when they get back.
  • $25Joel Clymer
    As the grandson of a Vietnam Veteran, I can appreciate the sacrifices our armed service members have provided and continue to provide our country and, therefore, I support this amazing and historic swim across the Hudson River to support our Veterans.
  • $250Alex Calderone
  • Joe Solominsky
    Make it a great show, guys! Wish I could do more.
  • Zach Kitzmiller
    To show support for our veterans and our current men and women in the military.
  • $100William Marshall
    We have asked so much of these guys, showing support and care is important.