Kilimanjaro climb, other goals focus of veterans’ fund-raiser

Bo Reichenbach, a Navy SEAL, lost his legs two years ago in Afghanistan. But that hasn’t stopped him from setting his eyes on Mount Kilimanjaro. This summer, using robotic prosthetics, he intends to climb Africa’s tallest peak.cq

Reichenbach and other wounded veterans will be recognized Saturday4/26, when the Phoenix Patriot Foundation sponsors its Fundraiser for Combat Wounded Veterans. The nonprofit organization was founded by Jared Ogden, a metro Atlanta resident, former SEAL and cast member on “Ultimate Survival Alaska” on the National Geographic Channel.

The event at the Dunwoody Country Club lasts from 6-11 p.m.

The fundraiser will feature dinner and drinks, a silent auction and “not-so-silent” auction. The auction items include a diamond pendant necklace, a 20-person wine-tasting at a local tasting room, World War I memorabilia, golf package, three nights at a Belize resort, and more.

Other prizes include a tandem skydive with a Navy SEAL and dog-sledding instruction in Alaska from Dallas Seavey, the 2012 Iditarod Sled Dog Race champion and a cast member of “Ultimate Survival Alaska.”

Tickets are $75 per person. For more information, contact Mary Paulson at Mary@phoenixpatriotfoundation.org or call 770-714-6090.cq