|GoldenPalace.com has sponsored retired marine Jay 'Patch' Platt in his successful challenge of swimming the 1 1/2-mile distance from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco with his hands and feet tied. |
Only two other men have accomplished the swim, Italian swimmer Alberto Christini and fitness guru Jack Lalanne.
Platt said: 'I was looking for something challenging to do as a way of raising awareness to help the Marines who are coming back wounded from the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.'
GoldenPalace.com, sponsored the event in a continuation of their outrageous marketing campaigns and charity work. They sent a $5000 check on behalf of Platt to the Semper Fi fund.
GoldenPalace.com CEO Richard Rowe, said: 'We congratulate Jay on his successful swim and as always we are awed by the courage and determination of the men and women in the Marines and every arm of the military for putting themselves in harm's way to preserve peace.'
Some of the wackiest marketing campaigns have come out of GoldenPalace.com in recent months. To date, they have raised over $1,000,000 for various charities worldwide.