Colorado State University’s chapter of Gamma Beta Phi is honoring the US Navy SEAL Teams as part of the chapter’s Forever Blue Projects at the Forever Blue evening, 7 p.m. April 29 at the Marriott Hotel in Fort Collins.
Gamma Beta Phi is a national honor society devoted to education and development of character through service. The organization has selected the Naval Special Warfare Foundation as this year’s charity. Forever Blue Projects is the name for all of the chapter’s fundraising efforts on behalf of the foundation’s non-profit mission. The chapter partners with the Naval Special Warfare Foundation in educating the public about the history and role of America’s Navel Special Warfare Sailors and supporting the children of the SEAL community.
"The foundation is operated by retired members of the SEAL community, and its services are critical to the morale of America’s Naval Special Warfare families who experience hardship due to the deployments of their SEAL husbands and fathers," said Robin Muse, chair of Forever Blue Projects. "Educational support for the children of fallen U.S. Navy SEALs is a key focus of the foundation. Our event on April 29 offers our citizens a unique opportunity to spend time with our SEAL guests and learn more about the impact of the foundation on the lives of SEAL children."
Under the Forever Blue Projects platform, Gamma Beta Phi’s partnership with the Naval Special Warfare Foundation will also honor the U.S. Navy SEALS for their service to the United States and remember fallen comrades, including the 11 SEALS who died during combat/rescue operations in Afghanistan on June 28, 2005.
The Forever Blue evening will include a night of celebrating and honoring SEAL operators’ service to America and their defense of this country’s freedom. Rear Admiral Thomas R. Richards, SEAL (USN Ret.) is the evening’s distinguished guest and an active duty SEAL will also be a speaker. A message will be delivered by Patsy L. Dietz, wife of the late Danny P. Dietz, U.S. Navy SEAL and a Colorado native.
Additionally, Forever Blue Projects will unveil its Children’s Starry Night Fund benefiting the Naval Special Warfare Foundation.
Tickets to the Forever Blue evening are $125 for individuals and $200 for couples. For more information or to purchase tickets for the evening, contact Gamma Beta Phi at firstname.lastname@example.org or Muse at (970) 223-9252.
Forever Blue is sponsored by Frontier Airlines, Marriott Hotel in Fort Collins, Behind the Red Barn, Journey the Band, Industrial-Design and Joseph Schmidt Chocolates.
For more information about the Forever Blue Projects, visit www.foreverblueprojects.com.