Photo Credit Stephanie Freid-Perenchio Photography

Grammy Award winner and American Idol judge Keith Urban presented a check for $300,000 (backstage at his show on Saturday night in San Diego) to the Navy SEAL Foundation (NSF) a non-profit organization that serves to support SEAL families and their parent commands in easing financial burdens, establishing support networks and funding command-sponsored activities. The donation made backstage prior to his concert at San Diego’s Sleep Train Amphitheatre, represents Urban’s share of artist and publishing royalties earned from his song “For You”, written for the motion picture Act Of Valor.

Said Robin King, CEO of the Navy SEAL Foundation, “The Navy SEAL Foundation is humbled by Keith’s generosity and support of our community and its families.  His generous donation will help fund resiliency retreats for 120 SEALs and their families, fund the opportunity for over 500 Naval Special Warfare children to attend summer camp in 2014, where they’ll learn the importance of teamwork, communication, cooperation, goal setting and overcoming adversity.” 

“I have a deep appreciation for the special bond that all of these families feel towards each other and for the commitment that they have made to all of us,” said Urban. “The NSF reminds us to acknowledge the importance and sacrifice that is made each and every day by those serving ‘down range’ as well as their loving families.”

The NSF is a non-profit organization that provides immediate, ongoing and unwavering support and assistance to U.S. Navy SEALs, Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman, Naval Special Warfare support personnel and their families. Their mission encompasses five key areas including warrior support and family services, educational opportunities, legacy preservation, tragedy assistance and survivor support.

Urban is currently out on his Light The Fuse Tour in support of his seventh studio album F– USE, which debuted just this past week at #1 on all-genre charts in the United States, Canada and Australia.