Sixth Annual Fundraiser for SEAL Family Foundation


The “Sixth Annual Fundraiser for SEAL Family Foundation” took place April 29 at the Del Mar Country Club. The event was co-chaired by Madeleine Pickens and Dominique Plewes.

The event featured keynote speaker Captain Richard Phillips, who was dramatically rescued from the clutches of Somali Pirates by Navy SEALs in 2009 and was portrayed by Tom Hanks in the 2013 film Captain Phillips. This year’s event, which included a golf tournament, tennis clinic, cocktail reception, dinner gala, several guest speakers, entertainment, live and silent auctions, and more, thanked the Naval Special Warfare community and their families for their military service, and honored their fallen heroes.

The evening’s honored guests were Medal of Honor Recipients Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers and Mike Thornton, retired United States Navy SEAL. Visit