Upcoming Events
Dallas Platoon Dinner

Thursday, September 23rd 6 PM – 8 PM
If you would like to attend this fundraiser in the Dallas area please contact us!
info@c4foundation.org

October 8 - 10th, 2021
at Sycuan Casino
3007 Dehesa Rd.
El Cajon, CA 92019
HOUSTON BENEFIT
DINNER

November 11, 2021

At The River Oaks
Country Club

Invite Only

Contact
info@c4foundation.org
for further details!




THE CAUSE
1st ANNUAL
New Orleans FUNDRAISER




Spring 2022
National WWII Museum
945 Magazine St 
New Orleans, LA 70130



SEAL Family Testimonial
Below is a Testimonial From One of Our SEAL Families
“ This is an amazing place and I had fun with my dad and mom here. Being able to get close to all of the animals was really neat. Can I come back next week?”
– Navy SEAL Child
Foundation News
C4 Foundation VP, Brooke Keating Throws Some Real Heat at Padres Game!!
During the 2021 MLB season, the San Diego Padres honor our country's great military at every Sunday home game, called "Military Appreciation Day. In 1995, the Padres were the first professional sports team to have a Military Affairs department, and since have been recognized as 'The Team of the Military' throughout professional sports.

For more than two decades, the Padres have looked for more ways to recognize and honor the men and women who serve. Military and their families receive 10% off Padres tickets all-season long and 25% off on all Military Appreciation Sundays.

On Sunday, August 22nd, the Padres saluted all military families and specifically honored Gold-Star spouses. Our very own C4 Foundation VP, Brooke Keating, C4's widow, was asked to throw the opening pitch at the Padres game! Impressively, she demonstrated some REAL heat throwing a back door slider over home plate! Rumor has it that she is about to sign a major contract with the Padres - Shhh please, please, keep this top secret info on down low...

On a serious note, Brooke was accompanied by her good friend, Rebecca Lincoln whose fiance, Remington Peters (SEAL), who was a member of the elite Navy SEAL Leap Frog Parachute Team was tragically killed on a Memorial Day demonstration jump in 2017 in New York City.
Monthly Chuck Heavy Give Away
September 2021
Chuck Heavy GIVEAWAY

This month's Chuck Heavy Subscriber Giveaway features 2 customized engraved "C4 Foundation" steins just in time for Oktoberfest!

Rules to play:

  • Must be a CHUCK HEAVY Subscriber
  • Must have a US based mailing address
  • Must comment on this post on Instagram
  • Must follow our Instagram account
  • A winner will be chosen by the end of the month and announced on @C4 Foundation Instagram!
Lessons From The C4 Ranch
Grateful For Going Back To School
By Dr. Glenn Fox, PhD
C4 Foundation Chief Science Officer
For a guy with a PhD, I absolutely hated going back to school. Every August, I would see the stores putting up their “back to school” advertisements and I’d shiver in pain at the thought of being confined to a chair for 7 hours a day. Lately though, I am thinking about this much differently.

Like many Americans, seeing the images from Afghanistan has been heart wrenching. We have heard from SEALs, service members and military personnel who are deeply struggling with what has evolved. When we see what’s happening, the most powerful feelings are often out of compassion and worry about the people of Afghanistan, the every day citizens, and especially the women and children. I do not pretend to have the foggiest idea what a nation can or should do in this situation. Instead, I focus on what I can control in a healthy way. I am choosing to focus on compassion, and gratitude.

May we feel compassion for the people, women and children in particular, of Afghanistan. May their future to be brighter than we imagine, may they be treated with dignity and respect. 

May we feel gratitude for the sacrifice made by our nation's military and families on behalf of us all. May they KNOW that their sacrifice made a difference. May we we have faith that the future of Afghanistan will be better because of their work and sacrifice.

May we all enjoy and be grateful for what we have here and what it means to us all, for freedom of course, but also for the gift of education which sows the fields for our nation’s flourishing, and is accessible to all.

We at the C4 Foundation know and are humbled by the sacrifice of our Navy SEALs and their families. We encourage anyone who served to reach out and talk to their fellow brethren and know that they are not alone in their pain, anger, worry, or whatever they may be feeling. We will continue to host families at the Ranch, and foster a healthy resilience, through gratitude and optimism, and are with you on the journey.

As I prepare to teach my classes for the Fall, I am doubly enthusiastic to partake in the great tradition of going back to school, helping my students in any way I can — especially encouraging them to spend as much time as they can outdoors.
 
Written by Glenn R. Fox, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, The C4 Foundation
Current Events
By Jennifer Cooper, MS
C4 Foundation Director of Programs
I feel an overwhelming need to be candid. When I sat down to write this month’s entry for the newsletter, I was very conflicted. Lately, under the constant barrage of news coming in from Afghanistan, I have felt a flood of emotions. It is difficult in these times to take a stance on a subject that may be deemed controversial without bracing for some amount of backlash. But as a military spouse of more than two decades, I am angered by what has transpired. After 9/11, I watched our soldiers work tirelessly to release the people of Afghanistan from what can only be described as tyranny and it feels like great effort, blood, sweat, and tears, are all for naught. As a friend of many heroes that have given their lives, I am heartbroken. I can only imagine how the families of the fallen are feeling right now, and I know that this is a sentiment shared by most in the SEAL Community. As a human being, I am frightened for the people of Afghanistan who have already endured so much and for the Americans who are struggling to return home. Despite these feelings, I sat behind my computer trying to write something meaningful and I was suddenly reminded of something that the influential philosopher and psychologist William James wrote- “The most powerful weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” We can train ourselves to see the good in this day and in this moment, even in tumultuous times. Just as Dr. Glenn Fox so articulately wrote above, I will turn my attention to those things that are within my grasp.

In past articles we have outlined the importance of demonstrating gratitude, exhibiting optimism, and more recently, the building of resiliency. A very important part of mastering these skills is developing the ability to turn your mental focus and attention to things that you can have a positive impact on while acknowledging that there will still be difficult times that can elicit negative emotions. Here at the C4 Foundation we will continue to care for Naval Special Warfare Operators and provide a space for their growth and connection. We will continue to help our SEAL community develop the skills to persevere under considerable stress and tragic circumstances with the cultivation of a thankful and optimistic mindset through our F.R.O.G Program. And we will continue to provide a sanctuary to our warfighters when they return home from dark places.
 
Written By: Jennifer Cooper, MS Psychology, C4 Foundation Director of Programs
Thank You
Thank You Randy & Pam Jacops for Your Support of the C4 Foundation!
A big Texas thank you goes out to generous C4 Foundation supporters, Randy and Pam Jacops for throwing the ultimate 80's rock band party featuring Mötley Crüe's Vince Neil and Van Halen's Sammy Hagar that benefitted the C4 Foundation on Aug. 5th in Austin, TX. These epic rockers played at the Jacops' annual Iderafest event that delivered delicious food with old-school, carnival style games for the entire family to enjoy. We are so grateful for all of the great American patriots who attended this event, and for this incredible show of love and support for our much deserved NSW families!
C4 Foundation Leadership
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