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Keith Urban Donates $300,000 to Navy SEAL Foundation

Posted By Sarah Wyland On October 1, 2013 @ 4:24 PM In Country Music News | Comments Disabled

Keith Urban Donates $300,000 to Navy SEAL Foundation [1]

(l-r): Kirk Parsley, former Navy SEAL; Lauren Kellerman, Navy SEAL Foundation Director of Programming; Keith Urban; and Petty Officer Frist Class Emily Feeks, wife of Petty Officer First Class (SEAL) Patrick Feeks, KIA Afghanistan, 8/16/12 (she’s on active duty). Photo by Stephanie Freid-Perenchio Photography, courtesy of PFA Media.

Keith Urban [2] presented a check for $300,000 to the Navy SEAL Foundation (NSF) before his show in San Diego on Saturday. The non-profit organization supports SEAL families and their parent commands to ease financial burdens, establish support networks and fund command-sponsored activities. The donation was comprised of Keith’s artist and publishing royalties earned from his song “For You,” written for the movie Act Of Valor.

“I have a deep appreciation for the special bond that all of these families feel towards each other and for the commitment that they have made to all of us,” said Keith. “The NSF reminds us to acknowledge the importance and sacrifice that is made each and every day by those serving ‘down range’ as well as their loving families.”

“The Navy SEAL Foundation is humbled by Keith’s generosity and support of our community and its families,” said Robin King, CEO of the Navy SEAL Foundation. “His generous donation will help fund resiliency retreats for 120 SEALs and their families, fund the opportunity for over 500 Naval Special Warfare children to attend summer camp in 2014, where they’ll learn the importance of teamwork, communication, cooperation, goal setting and overcoming adversity.”

Keith is currently headlining his Light The Fuse Tour. His latest single, “We Were Us,” featuring Miranda Lambert [3], is at radio now.

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