E. & J. Gallo Winery Shows Support for Navy SEAL Veteran Scaling World's Highest Mountain

CAPE CHARLES, VA - Showing their continuing support for those who defend our country and our freedom, E. & J. Gallo Winery has announced that promotions for its Liberty Creek products will help spread the word about Don Mann, retired U.S. Navy SEAL member of Team SIX, and his climb of Mount Everest. In May 2016, Mann will join a Mt. Everest expedition party and attempt to scale the world's highest mountain to raise awareness of the challenges United States veterans face each and every day.

"After serving 21 years in the Navy, I have a very clear understanding of the many hardships and sacrifices that our military personnel, our veterans and their families make and live with on a daily basis," said Don Mann, retired U.S. Navy SEAL member of Team SIX and founder & CEO of Frogman Charities. He added, "So many of these patriots require a lot more help than they receive. It is my sincere hope that this climb will help more people learn about those sacrifices and be motivated to make a difference in their lives."

"I first met Don a few years ago at a regional sales meeting for E. & J. Gallo Winery where he was the featured speaker," said Marty Johnson, director of government sales for E. & J. Gallo Winery. "Don and I hit it off and after reading his book Inside Seal Team Six, I gained an even higher amount of respect for this hero. I knew we had to find a way to support this mission. Facing challenges and serving others is part of the American spirit. After talking with the team, there was no question in our minds about supporting Don in this mission. Liberty Creek Wines is honored to support a national hero in such a worthy cause that brings awareness to our U.S. veterans."

After arriving in Kathmandu, Nepal, this April, Mann will spend nine weeks as a member of a 2016 Everest Expedition that is scheduled to summit between May 13-25, 2016. During his travels, Mann will be providing regular dispatches from Everest about his progress along with stories to raise public awareness of the needs of military veterans and their families. Posts will be available to the public at www.FrogmanCharities.com, www.facebook.com/FrogmanCharities, @FrogmanCharity on Twitter and @FrogmanCharities on Instagram.

Contributions in support of Mann's climb are being accepted at: https://www.gofundme.com/DonMann-MtEverest. Qualified donors will receive a personalized memento of Mann's journey along with a signed photo taken at the top of Mt. Everest.

America first learned about Frogman Charities when Don Mann, founder, CEO and a retired U.S. Navy SEAL member of Team SIX, announced the formation of the nonprofit and its first event on a live broadcast of Fox & Friends, America's top-rated morning show. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFymDWJjDuc.

Frogman Charities produces virtual 5K run/walk events that support numerous Navy SEAL-related charities. All registered participants receive a custom finisher's medal and a finisher's certificate recognizing their support of Frogman Charities and its Navy SEAL charity partners.

Frogman Charities is sponsored in part by Imergy Power Systems and Seagate Technology PLC. To learn about corporate sponsorship opportunities for your organization visit http://frogmancharities.org/.

About Frogman Charities

Frogman Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization that conducts virtual run/walk events for organizations seeking to support its mission of raising $1,000,000 for nonprofits that support our nation's Navy SEAL veterans, military personnel and their families. For more information visit www.FrogmanCharities.com, www.facebook.com/FrogmanCharities or follow @FrogmanCharity on Twitter and @FrogmanCharities on Instagram. Donations to Frogman Charities (federal tax ID #47-4736746) are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

About Liberty Creek

At Liberty Creek Vineyards, we have a simple winemaking philosophy. We believe that everyone should have access to great-tasting American-made wine. Each bottle of Liberty Creek honors this belief and celebrates our proud heritage rooted in the rich soils of the United States. Liberty Creek is inspired by the words of our nation's founding fathers who proclaimed our right to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Through our smooth, easy-to-drink California wines, we honor and celebrate this right. Liberty Creek is a part of E. & J. Gallo Winery, one of the largest wineries in the world. For more information visit http://www.libertycreekwine.com or https://www.facebook.com/LibertyCreekVineyards.


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