SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes and goalkeeper Jon Busch have teamed up to create the Saves for SEALs program for the 2012 season. Busch has pledged to donate $50 for every save during the 2012 season to the Navy SEAL Foundation. The San Jose Earthquakes Community Fund will also donate to the Navy SEAL Foundation to support Busch’s efforts.
“I want to give back to the people that protect this country,” Busch said. “I am able to catch a ball for a living because of the freedoms that the men and women of the armed forces provide for us. This is my small way of saying thank you for all that they do in service of our country.”
Last season, Busch raised money for the SEAL Foundation through an auction of one-of-a-kind gloves and a special goalkeeper jersey in honor of the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. His efforts raised over $2,000 for the SEAL Foundation. Busch has already made 38 saves in 2012 for a total of $1,900 raised the SEAL Foundation. In 2011, he led MLS with 113 saves.
About Navy SEAL Foundation
The Navy SEAL Foundation stands behind all U.S. Navy SEALs, Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen, Naval Special Warfare (NSW) support personnel, and their spouses and children. The Foundation coordinates closely with NSW commands to support critical needs of active-duty operators while also providing resources for NSW veterans. Our work is focused on three key areas: family support services, educational programs, and legacy activities. The Navy SEAL Foundation's mission is to provide immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families.