Menke to join Navy SEALs in Hudson River swimJuly 2, 2019
From Local Sources
HUNTINGBURG — Ryan Menke, senior vice president at OFS in Huntingburg, is preparing to embark on the first-ever sanctioned swim across the Hudson River in New York City to raise awareness and money for veteran homelessness.
Along the route, a team of U.S. Navy SEALS will swim to the Statue of Liberty and then 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 toward One World Trade Center and end their journey at America's Response Monument.
Menke nicknamed "Shark Bait" is the only civilian who will swim with the SEALs on Aug. 3.
Menke said in an OFS blog post: "The gravity of knowing other SEALs call this event 'an epic swim that they better train hard for” is at times overwhelming, but then that same pressure turns into motivation to be vulnerable; to train hard, and to do everything I can to raise as much awareness and money as possible for these selfless veterans.”
To donate to Menke's cause, visit https://lnkd.in/eRPmFZP.
More on DuboisCountyHerald.com
Organized by the Jasper German Club, the free, new pep rally of sorts was named...
When Ella Schue checked on her chicken Sunday morning, she knew something was off.
The Dubois County Commissioners kicked off their Monday meeting with a morning discussion and...
Two local boys who each hope to be the first man on Mars took a step toward making that dream a...
20-year-old Cameron Egler is interning on the Commemorative Air Force AirPower History Tour,...
Sister Anita Louise Lowe was installed Saturday as the Sisters of St. Benedict’s 14th prioress.
They come for a summer and then they’re gone. But, it’s a summer they’ll never forget....
How many lives do you think you could live in 125 years? What kind of impact could you leave...