2020 is already shaping up to be a big year for Huntingdon Tennessee based ICEY-TEK USA as they attended this year’s ATA show and took the opportunity to highlight their premium coolers and the military-focused charities they support.
ICEY-TEK USA CEO and Navy veteran Patrick Mudge were very satisfied with the results from attending the 2020 ATA Show. “This was our first time attending the show. While our coolers were originally developed in 1998 to serve the sport fisherman and the commercial fishing industry, they quickly were adopted by and popular with all outdoorsmen and outfitters who need to keep supplies and their harvests from damage and spoiling. So it was exciting to expand our exposure to a more substantial portion of the archery industry. We were also very pleased with the exposure we were able to give to the Navy SEALS Fund, and other military-focused charities we support”, Mudge elaborated.
In 2019, ICEY-TEK USA raised over $40K for The Navy SEALs Fund which supports Navy SEALs and their families, and The Michael Strange Foundation, that supports the Gold-Star families of men and women who have died in combat. More recently ICEY-TEK USA has also given its online customers the option to donate a portion of each purchase to two new military-focused non-profits; Special Ops Xcursions, an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization devoted to making a difference in the Special Operations Forces (SOF) community by providing active duty SOF service members, their teams, and families with outdoor adventures. And the Task Force Dagger Foundation, which assists wounded, ill, or injured US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) members and their families.
During the ATA Show, retired Navy SEAL and Vice-President of The Navy SEALs Fund, Thomas Dzerian aka “Drago, The Terrorist Terrorizer”, visited the ICEY-TEK booth to meet people and talk about his fund and his career. Dzerian’s journey has taken him from spending two years in a Polish prison for conducting activities against the former communist regime in Poland to becoming a U.S. citizen and legendary member of the elite U.S. Navy SEALs.