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Jessica McCloskey

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Jessica McCloskey is an American open water swimmer who is participating in the Gold Star Teen Adventure 50 KM Freedom Swim Team. She is also on the Gold Star Teen Adventures Board of Directors.

McCloskey is a Special Operations Gold Star Spouse. Her husband Shawn was on a 7th Special Forces Team when he was killed in action in 2009. She has two young children and is currently working toward finishing her Master of Health Science degree with a minor in Biochemistry. Even though she is not the strongest or the fastest swimmer she has volunteered to swim in the 50K Freedom Swim to support the Gold Star Teen Adventures for her children and many others. She wants to make sure she is doing all she can to ensure programs like Gold Star Teen Adventures will be around when her children are old enough. Jessica has been witness to the value of this program through the Trident Dive Club, and has seen the long term positive outcome from the Gold Star teens.

50KM Freedom Swim for Gold Star Teen Adventures[edit]

50KM Freedom Swim for Gold Star Teen Adventures is a 50 km (31.68 mile) charity swim by 8 American open water swimmers in Islamorada, Florida. The charity swim relay will start on 10 November and end 11 November 2013 with the goal of swimming at least 50 km and each swimmer swimming a minimum of 4 miles off of the Florida Keys. Gold Star Teen Adventures provides adventure camps to the surviving youth of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The vision is to enable healing, foster enduring relationships, and develop character and leadership skills. All proceeds from this event will be used for the 2014 summer camps. Gold Star Teen Adventures has applied for 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Until status is received, Gold Star Teen Adventures receives tax-deductible donations through our fiscal sponsor, the Dakotana Fund. The Dakotana Fund does not deduct any of your donation for overhead costs.

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