Navy Beach is again honoring Montauk’s Naval history and continuing its partnership with the Navy SEAL Foundation to help raise awareness and funds with the fifth annual fundraiser for the organization. The Navy SEAL Foundation provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and its families. On Saturday, June 17th from 3–5 p.m., Navy Beach will host a cocktail party to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation. The cocktail party will be the official kick-off to a fifth season of fundraising efforts at the restaurant. This year’s event will include remarks by Mike Zapata, a former US Navy SEAL who deployed multiple times to Afghanistan, Iraq, the Horn of Africa, and other locations in the Middle East and West Africa. Mike has been an active supporter of the Navy SEAL Foundation since transitioning out of the military and entering the field of investment management, where he is currently founder and portfolio manager of Sententia Capital Management, a value-investing based capital management fund in New York.
The event will feature wines provided by Turquoise Life, beer by Montauk Brewing Co. and food from signature Navy Beach favorite menu items. In addition, guests will be able to bid on silent auction items and purchase raffle tickets for several prizes. The cost to attend the event is $50 per adult, $25 for veterans, and free for children under 16 (at the door.) Discounted pre-sale tickets are available online via Eventbrite through June 13th. Following the event on June 17th, the restaurant will be open for regular dinner service beginning at 5:30 p.m., and reservations are recommended. For those who prefer to purchase their tickets at the door, kindly RSVP for the cocktail party to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supporting the Navy SEAL Foundation Throughout the 2017 Season
Navy Beach will continue its support of the Navy SEAL Foundation throughout the 2017 season, enabling guests to support the cause directly each time they dine at the restaurant. From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, a donation of $1 will be added to each dining check in support of the Navy SEAL Foundation. Guests will also be able to increase the value of the donation if they like. In an effort to improve upon the $30,000 raised for the Foundation last year ($90,000 since 2013), Navy Beach will again match the first $2,500 raised through this season’s efforts. Donations may also be online at https://www.navybeach.com/events/help-navy-beach-support- the-navy-seal-foundation/ .
Honoring Montauk’s Local Naval History
“Navy Beach is incredibly proud to host our fifth annual fundraiser for the Navy SEAL Foundation. We remain humbled by the service that the SEALs and their families make on behalf of our country, and feel fortunate to raise funds and awareness of the Foundation’s core mission. Our area’s historic Naval past, Naval base location and tremendous support of the Montauk community and Long Island veterans afford us great pride in our ongoing efforts,” said Navy Beach partner, Frank Davis. “Going into their fifth straight year of support to the men and
women of the Naval Special Warfare community, the Hamptons’ Navy Beach Montauk restaurant is at it again hosting the Navy SEAL Foundation’s premiere fundraising event on the East End of Long Island,” said Marc Wolf, Director of Development, New York Region, Navy SEAL Foundation.
The Navy SEAL Foundation’s mission is to provide immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) community and its families. U.S. Navy SEALs have been in sustained combat for over 16 years, performing hazardous work in unforgiving environments at an unrelenting pace. SEALs are currently deployed in over 35 countries across the globe and spend up to 270 days each year in harm’s way. The Navy SEAL Foundation stands behind these warriors and their families by delivering comprehensive, world-class programs that specifically address the community’s unique needs. Like the community it serves, the Foundation is a solid, high performing organization committed to excellence. 93 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to current or future programs. This year the Navy SEAL Foundation received its 5th consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, a top charity watchdog, for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency (top .6% of all rated charities). The Navy SEAL Foundation is a 501c3 national non-profit charitable organization TAX-ID 31- 1728910 CFC# 11454. The Navy SEAL Foundation is a non-federal entity. It is not a part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and it has no governmental status. To learn more visit navySEALfoundation.org or visit facebook.com/navySEALfoundation.
Mike Zapata is founder and portfolio manager of Sententia Capital Management, a value-investing based capital management fund in New York. He is a Texas A&M University graduate where he was a Dougherty Award recipient. Upon graduation, Mr. Zapata commissioned in the US Navy to pursue the goal of joining a great team and becoming a Navy SEAL. Starting and graduating with Class 237, his desire to serve would crystalize when 9-11 occurred in the middle of BUD/S training. In the proceeding Global War on Terrorism, Mr. Zapata deployed multiple times to Afghanistan, Iraq, the Horn of Africa, and other locations in the Middle East and West Africa. Mike transitioned out of the military in 2010 to attend Columbia Business School. There he would be accepted into the Heilbrunn Center for Graham and Dodd Investing and earn a master’s degree with a focus on investment management. Upon completion of his MBA, Mike formed Sententia Capital Management, LLC. He is a strong believer in the better we do, the more we can give back. A percentage of his gains are donated to support family members of fallen SEALs. Mike currently lives in New York, New York with his wife, Andrea, and their sons, Solomon and Isaac.