Birds Eye View Project, a Dallas-based non-profit founded by former US Navy SEAL Ryan Parrott to bring attention to organizations serving the needs of wounded veterans and first responders through extreme sports, stunts and stories, announced today its most exciting endeavor yet. Nine ladies recognized as leaders in Dallas social circles will perform a tandem skydive on Wednesday, May 3 at Skydive Spaceland Dallas. Each lady has committed to raising at least $10,000 with a goal to reach a total of $100,000 or more.
"Most of the Birds Eye View Project's stunts have been performed by professionals so it is exciting that nine ladies who have never skydived before, and who are recognized for their service to so many great organizations throughout North Texas, have committed to something so extreme as a nine-person tandem skydive to call attention to the extreme needs of our wounded veterans and first responders," said Parrott. "The money raised through this effort, which will be documented in our ongoing Birds Eye View Project documentary series, will go a long way to helping those who have put their lives and bodies on the line for us."
The Bombshells participating in the skydive comprise a "Who's Who" from Dallas' leading philanthropic and non-profit organizations. Each of the ladies will perform the tandem skydive in suits personalized with their call-signs. The 2017 Bombshells include:
- Mary "El Capitan" Humphreys Parker - former Cattle Baron's Ball chair, current member of Crystal Charity Ball
- Tanya "Fashionista" Foster - former Cattle Baron's Ball chair, current member of Crystal Charity Ball
- Amy "Speed Racer" Turner - former Cattle Baron's Ball chair, former Crystal Charity Ball member
- Mary "Flame" Meier-Evans - former Junior League of Dallas President, current member of Crystal Charity Ball
- Lynn "Maserati" McBee - former Junior League of Dallas President, current member of Crystal Charity Ball
- Lisa "Gem Girl" Shirley - Current Cattle Baron's Ball Live Auction chair
- Mary Martha "Just Get It Done" Pickens - Former Cattle Baron's Ball chair, current member of Crystal Charity Ball
- Louise "Happy Talk" Griffeth - Former Crystal Charity Ball Chair, former Junior League of Dallas Ball Chair
- Jenna "Director" Jackson - Television and film producer, formerly of CBS News/48 Hours and the Katie Couric daytime talk show
The skydive will take place on Wednesday, May 3 at at Skydive Spaceland Dallas, which is located at 1039 Private Rd 438, Whitewright, TX 75491. More information about each Bombshell, the skydive, and Birds Eye View Project can be found at http://bevpbombshells.businesscatalyst.com
Sponsorship and donation opportunities are still available, including support for individual "Bombshells."
Birds Eye View Project was created to generate awareness and raise funds for charities supporting veterans and first responders. The documentary series follows Former US Navy SEAL Ryan “Birdman” Parrott through an up close and personal look at the extreme needs of veterans and first responders, as well as the people and organizations working to help them realize nothing is impossible, even the most extreme and exciting challenges. Beneficiary organizations include: Sons of the Flag, Carry the Load, 22Kill, Adaptive Training Foundation, America's Mighty Warriors, Base Camp 40, Rebuilding Warriors, and Rosecrance Florian. Visit #Birdseyeviewproject and www.birdseyeviewproject.org for more information.