Sweda’s Basecamp Warriors Complete Wounded Warrior Project Virtual 5K
Sweda Company, LLC (PPAI 113914, S11) has announced that its Basecamp Warrior Team has completed their Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Carry Forward Virtual 5K. The Basecamp Warriors represented their family members, friends, Warrior Spirit Retreat founder and Sweda Basecamp Brand Ambassador Dan Nevins, and all those who have served their country. The Basecamp Warrior Team finished in first place, donating the highest total for the event.
In early September, Nevins informed the Sweda team that his Carry Forward 5K Fund Raiser would be a virtual event for 2020. Cristi Meyer, Sweda national account manager and an avid runner, took on the task of motivating her Sweda team members to participate in raising awareness and funds for this WWP event. The Basecamp Warriors are made up of Sweda sales and executive team members, including Jim Hagan, CEO; Kellie Claudio, senior vice president of sales and marketing; Meyer, serving as team captain; and Craig Wallace, Ryan Scott, Paul Hart, Shelley Bednarski, Steve Weisbaum, Jonathan Holt, Bob Engh, Mike Jones, Larry Willis, David Lodde, Rob Ball, Ben and Johanna Black, Chris and Karen Stauffer, Julia MacDonald and Joyce Sarmiento. Each person completed their 5ks on their own time.
In January, Sweda announced Basecamp’s partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project with this year’s commitment to donate $100,000 and two percent of wholesale sales at retail.
Sweda has been working with Nevins since 2017. Nevins was carried off the battlefield in 2004 after an IED detonated under his vehicle. He lost both legs below the knee and lives with a traumatic brain injury, but Nevins has not let that stop him. He credits the help of WWP and the backpack they gave him while he was at Walter Reed Army Medical Center with his successful rehabilitation. Nevins has now spent more than a decade dedicating his time to help other wounded warriors overcome the invisible and visible wounds of war through holistic teachings. The Basecamp Warriors wanted to honor Nevins and chose November 10, as that is his “Alive Day,” when “the universe decided Dan Nevins was not done living.”