Clearwater financial advisor jumps out of airplane at 14,000 feet to help raise money for Special Fo

Clearwater financial advisor jumps out of airplane at 14,000 feet to help raise money for Special Fo

June 29, 2021
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CLEARWATER, Fla. – Shon Flaharty, founder and CEO of Flaharty Asset Management, a Florida-based wealth management firm serving clients throughout the U.S. recently jumped out of an airplane at 14,000 feet while training with Green Berets to help raise money for The Special Forces Scholarship Fund. 

The event took place in April at the 5th Annual VIP Trip benefiting the Special Forces Scholarship Fund at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, which is the home of the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne).

Flaharty and 18 others were in attendance and helped raise $120,000 for both the Special Forces Foundation and Scholarship Funds.

The Special Forces Foundation offers programs that provide a wide range of support to the Special Forces community including operator and family support, tragedy assistance, survivor support and veteran support.

Participants at the event had the rare opportunity to jump out of a plane at 14,000 feet with the expert guidance of veteran Green Berets. Additionally, they were able to train on multiple firearms including the M50, 9MM and participate in sniper training. They also participated in extensive live training drills, which included room clearing and working with special forces canines, where combat readiness and the importance of teamwork were a common focus.

“It was amazing to say the least,” said Flaharty. “Our firm has always supported our veterans and active service members, but to be able to learn from the very best in the world and implement just a bit of their knowledge at our firm will surely go a long way for our team and

 ultimately our clients.”

According to Flaharty he was originally approached by retired Special Forces Lt. Col. Gary Bloomberg with the opportunity to attend the training. 

“I literally jumped at the opportunity,” said Flaharty. “The men and women I had the privilege to train with are amazing Americans. I was truly blown away by their patriotism and what they risk every single day for the sake of our great country.”

Going forward Flaharty plans on attending every year and will be recruiting others to get involved.

Flaharty Asset Management was formed in 2007 by Shon Flaharty and is a full-service investment management and advisory firm specializing in all areas of financial planning, investment advice and private wealth management. In April of 2020, Flaharty Asset Management was ranked among the Financial Times top 400 financial advisors in the U.S.

Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advice offered through Flaharty Asset Management, a registered investment advisor and separate entity from LPL Financial.

2020 Financial Times 400 Top Financial Advisers minimum criteria: Financial advisors managing at least $300 million in assets and more than 10 years’ experience. Selected based on six criteria including: assets under management, asset growth, compliance record, experience, credentials and online accessibility.

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