Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight Ryan Bader said he will contribute $10,000 to support the SEAL - Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Family Foundation, a donation that will be matched by his sponsor, Incapital.
"When I heard about the great work that the NSW Family Foundation is doing to support the families of Navy SEALs, I knew I wanted to support that," Bader said.
Bader, a member of the Incapital fight team, announced his donation while preparing to square off against Anthony Perosh at UFC Fight Night 33 on Dec. 6 in Brisbane, Australia. Bader was awarded a unanimous decision with scores of 30-27, 30-27 and 30-26 that night, and came away with a broken hand.
Earlier this year, Bader made a $5,000 donation to the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that focuses on providing programs and services to soldiers who are severely injured in battle.
"The men and women in the United States military allow me to live my dream, and I want to continue to do everything I can to thank them," said Bader. "There is a lot more I want to do in the year ahead to give back to those who serve our country."
"The Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation is very appreciative of Ryan's support for the families of Navy SEALs," said John Galt, vice chairman of the NSW Family Foundation Board. "Ryan's generous gift will help to allow our warriors a greater sense of ease knowing that their loved ones have strong support here at home.
"Ryan's efforts to support those who have served our country inspire us all," said Incapital CEO John Radtke. "Incapital is very proud to share Ryan’s commitment and enthusiasm for supporting great organizations like the SEAL NSW Family Foudation and giving something back."