Posted on 02 August 2014.
Three former Navy SEALs came ashore at The Rusty Rudder in Cornelius at 7:15 pm Friday night, after a day-long swim across Lake Norman that began at Queens Landing in Mooresville before noon. They trio - Shannon Rusch, Rich Graham, and Troy Pusateri – finished on schedule, despite a grey skies and choppy conditions on the lake.
Rusch, Graham, and Pusateri made the 12.2-mile swim to raise awareness and funds for Operation Restored Warrior (ORW), a Colorado-based non-profit that works to rehabilitate veterans suffering from combat-related stress disorders.
Here’s a gallery from the post-swim celebration by Jonathan Cox. Click any image to launch the slide show.
A large crowd gathered at the Rusty Rudder to welcome the SEALS ashore.
SEAL Rich Graham climbs ashore after the marathon 12.2 mile swim.
Together after their 12.2 mile swim, from left: Rich Graham, Troy Pusateri, and Shannon Rusch.
Shannon Rusch spoke with alumni of the Operation Restored Warrior program.
A color guard of students from Hough High School’s JROTC program.
Aug. 1. 2014, “SEALs’ lake swim goes on, despite rain: ‘Getting wet anyway’”
July 30, 2014, “Navy SEALs swim the lake Fri. for veterans’ health”
Find reports about the swim on Facebook, at https://www.facebook.com/theofficialLKNSEALswimpage
Posted in Cornelius, Davidson, Fund-raisers, Lake Norman, Life in Cornelius, Mooresville
Posted on 17 July 2014.
Left to right back row: Brandon Davis, Michael Lewandowski, Matt Collins, Jason Rome, Derek Steifel, Kyle Balum, and Paul Grata
Left to right front Row: Diane Benson, Executive Director, Arlene Berkman, Board Chair and Founder, both with the Foundation for Respect Ability and John Houghton, Membership Director for Guys with Ties
Guys with Ties presented a check for $3,000 to the Foundation for Respect Ability on Wednesday, July 16. Guys with Ties sponsored the “Cruisin for a Cause” charity event to benefit the Foundation for Respect Ability. Read the full story
Posted in Fund-raisers
Posted on 12 June 2014.
Posted in Around Cornelius, Fund-raisers
Posted on 09 June 2014.
By JONATHAN COX
Big Day at the Lake will mark its 10th anniversary on July 19 as an army of kids from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte get a free day on the lake. As a prelude to the main event, Alton’s Kitchen and Cocktails will host a bartending fundraiser on Thursday, June 19, from 5:30-9:30pm.
Already on the roster to attend the bartending competition are Rod Smith, formerly of the Carolina Panthers, and Cornelius mayor Chuck Travis. Participants will compete for the title of “Mixologist Extraordinaire,” a title held by WCNC meteorologist John Wendel since last year’s fundraiser. Read the full story
Posted in Calendar, Fund-raisers, Lake Norman