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Fran Crippen Elevation Foundation

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Bobby Brewer founded the South Padre Island Open Water Festival in Texas that features Olympic gold medalists Rowdy Gaines and Lenny Krayzelburg as announcers and a partnership with the Fran Crippen Elevation Foundation

The Fran Crippen Elevation Foundation (FCEF) is a non-profit organization created to support athletes who exemplify the principles of Fran Crippen, a member of the USA Swimming National Team who tragically passed away during an open water swimming competition last year.

Crippen was a popular athlete with incredible charisma and devotion to the sport of swimming, both pool and open water. He was a well-known and well-respected loyal ambassador of sport, fair play, and humanitarian goodwill. He positively impacted this world by embodying what is best in international athletic competition.

Work The Dream Grant Recipients[edit]

It is the mission of the Fran Crippen Elevation Foundation to empower and protect individuals as they elevate themselves in pursuit of their lifelong dreams. As a central voice for athlete safety, the Foundation focuses on enhancing the culture of respect for athletes’ protection. It actively advocates for safe competitive environments, with a focus on open water swimming events. Fran’s boundless enthusiasm taught his community, teammates, competitors and those who he touched much about enjoying life, embracing opportunities, and having dreams. In that spirit, it provides resources to aid athletes who embody Fran’s passionate, inspiring character and promote egalitarian goodwill programs that encourage sportsmanship across the world.

2011: Ashley Twichell and Matt McLean
2012: Bobby Bollier
2013: Michael Klueh
2014: Emily Brunemann
2017: Eva Fabian

Fran Crippen Mile[edit]

The FCEF sponsors and organizes the Fran Crippen Mile.

Open Water Planet[edit]

The Fran Crippen Elevation Foundation established a partnership with Bobby Brewer and Open Water Planet in 2016.

Work The Dream[edit]

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