Patrick Powers

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Patrick Powers is raising funds for Gold Star Teen Adventures as part of the Gold Star Teen Adventure 50 KM Freedom Swim Team. Starting on 10 November and ending on 11 November 2013 (Veterans Day), he and seven other open water swimmers will swim a 24-hour charity swim relay with the goal of swimming at least 50 km (31.68 miles) in 24 hours. Each swimmer will swim a minimum of four miles.

Powers is a Green Beret with over 20 years of service in the US Army. He joined the Army after swimming competitively in both high school and college. He served tours in Asia, Europe, Southwest Asia, and the Middle East. He commanded troops during two combat tours in in Iraq and two in Afghanistan. After returning from Operation ENDURING FREEDOM last year he decided to compete in the Navy SEAL Foundation charity swim completing a three- mile open water swim across Tampa Bay. He is currently competing in triathlons and is a long time supporter of the Special Operations Forces Warrior Foundation. This year he is supporting Gold Star Teen Adventures with Kent Solheim with whom he served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.


50KM Freedom Swim for Gold Star Teen Adventures

50KM Freedom Swim for Gold Star Teen Adventures is a 50 km (31.68 mile) charity swim by 8 American open water swimmers in Islamorada, Florida. The charity swim relay will start on 10 November and end 11 November 2013 with the goal of swimming at least 50 km and each swimmer swimming a minimum of 4 miles off of the Florida Keys. Gold Star Teen Adventures provides adventure camps to the surviving youth of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The vision is to enable healing, foster enduring relationships, and develop character and leadership skills.

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