Ryan’s current charitable focus is with Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (Duchenne) and the Mac Crutchfield Foundation. Ryan is the spokesperson for Parent Project and makes annual donations to the organization. He has a special connection to Duchenne as the disease unfortunately took the life of a close relative. Ryan’s family is also involved in research for a cure.
Ryan is the spokesperson for the Mac Crutchfield Foundation, named after a 12 year-old swimmer who tragically drowned during a thunderstorm in the summer of 2008. The foundation raises money for drowning awareness in Mac’s name. Ryan is heavily involved in the foundation’s two annual events; a fund-raising dinner and a charity golf tournament through the year.
Beach Party with Ryan Lochte and Justin Zook
Mac Crutchfield Foundation Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM (CDT)
Panama City, Beach, FL
Join Us For… A Fun Filled Beach Party with Olympic Swimmer/Gold Medalist Ryan Lochte and Paralympic Swimmer/Gold Medalist Justin Zook Saturday, September 6, 2014 1:00pm – 6:00pm Spinnakers 8795 Thomas Dr. Panama City Beach, Fl 32408 Beach volleyball, Dancing, Swimming, Door Prizes, Raffle Items, and Cash Bar $30.00 per person A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door Wrist bands will be given out at the entrance
**All proceeds to benefit the Mac Crutchfield Foundation and Special Olympics
Mac Crutchfield Foundation
The Mac Crutchfield Foundation was set up to honor the life and passions of Mac Crutchfield. Mac Crutchfield tragically drowned while playing in a downpour near his home. A child playing like a child should. The sad irony is that Mac was a dedicated and accomplished swimmer on the Area Tallahassee Aquatics Team.
In order to keep Mac’s dreams and passions alive Mac’s family established the Mac Crutchfield Foundation. The Mac Crutchfield Foundation has two streams of giving to the world that honor Mac’s passions: College Scholarships and Special Olympics.