Never Forgotten Series .50-caliber ammunition Bottle Breachers honor fallen

WOOD PLANK SQUARE GIVEAWAYTUCSON, Ariz. –  Bottle Breacher, a nationally recognized manufacturer of patriotic gear and .50-caliber bottle openers unveiled their latest creation to honor fallen service members.

The Arizona-based, veteran-owned company has released “The Never Forgotten Series”, a .50-caliber Bottle Breacher with an image of a fallen service member along with the unit they served with and is cased in a hand-crafted wooden gift box.

The series started with a request from a concerned mother who lost her son on the front lines. She was worried that as the years went on that her son and his memory would be forgotten.

“At Bottle Breacher, we collectively decided that would be unacceptable and so The Never Forgotten Series was born,” said Eli Crane, former Navy SEAL who served on SEAL Team 3. “Not only did we want their legacies and memories to be at the forefront of our thoughts, but we wanted to donate proceeds of these very special Bottle Breachers back to the charities supported by them.”

The Never Forgotten Series will donate 20 percent of proceeds back to the family’s charities. For the first Never Forgotten Bottle Breacher honoring Marc Lee, the sales will benefit America’s Mighty Warriors. The Bottle Breacher set for Pat Feeks will be benefiting the Phoenix PATRICK_FEEKS_GIVEAWAYPatriot Foundation.

The next Bottle Breacher scheduled for the series will be one honoring Chris Kyle from SEAL Team 3 and in the coming months Bottle Breacher is also scheduled to honor Danny Dietz, Troy Gilberts and Tom Retzer.

“I recently made some for Chuck Keatings’ family last week and they loved them. Some of the guys who were in his platoon and there when he was killed recieved some and are taking them back to platoon members still there fighting,” said Crane, who served with Kyle and Keating. “For The Never Forgotten Series, we work directly with the families and only produce the Bottle Breacher’s with their permission.”

The company, which was founded by Crane and his wife Jen, focuses heavily on employing veterans and working directly with many charities benefiting wounded veterans and their families.

For more information on all the different Bottle Breachers and gear available, please visit www.bottlebreacher.com

About Bottle Breacher
Based in Tucson, Arizona, Bottle Breacher is a veteran-owned company providing hand crafted 50 Caliber bottle openers made by active duty service members and veterans. The staff at Bottle Breacher previously used 50-Caliber ammunition to defend their country while down range, and now they use them to provide the best man gifts, groomsmen gifts, and promotional products on the market. Open your next cold one in style.

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Over 50 non-profits helped by company making .50-caliber ‘Bottle Breacher’

TUCSON, Ariz. –  Owners, employees and even customers of Bottle Breacher, a nationally recognized manufacturer of bottle openers made from dummy ammunition, put their best feet forward when they saw organizations and people in need.

The Arizona-based company worked with over 50 different organizations in 2015, such as The Eagle Fund, Wishes for Warriors, Los Angeles Bomb Squad, Chris Kyle Memorial & Benefit Auction, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona and many more.

Throughout 2015, the company owner, Eli Crane, ensured they gave back when and where they could.  Bottle Breacher is veteran-owned, and currently has a 25 percent veteran hire rate.  They continually work with their local communities, veteran’s organizations and other communities nationwide.

“Giving back and taking care of others is something we do humbly and thankfully with the assistance of a successful business,” said Crane. “For all those who aren’t sure who to support and want to support one of our partners, they can buy The Eagle Fund or Wishes for Warriors Bottle Breachers and 100% of the proceeds go back to the non-profit.”P1134946__40915.1454959415.1280.1280 (1)

The company, which was founded by Eli Crane, a former Navy SEAL and his wife Jen, focuses heavily on employing veterans and has experienced significant growth this past year. As they continue to grow, they will be continuing to support the charities which align best with their mission.

“We will always ensure we focus on the mission at hand,” explained Crane. “Many business owners focus on the cash part of the business, but here at Bottle Breacher, we always say, ‘If Cash is King, Having a Mission is Queen’.”

For more information on all the different Bottle Breachers and gear available, please visit www.bottlebreacher.com

About Bottle Breacher
Based in Tucson, Arizona, Bottle Breacher is a veteran-owned company providing hand crafted 50 Caliber bottle openers made by active duty service members and veterans. The staff at Bottle Breacher previously used 50-Caliber ammunition to defend their country while down range, and now they use them to provide the best man gifts, groomsmen gifts, and promotional products on the market. Open your next cold one in style.

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Constitution, American Flag cover .50-caliber ammunition casings

PATRIOTIC_BREACHERS_BIG_COMMERCE_SIZING_IMG_8521__48680.1458593252.1280.1280TUCSON, Ariz. –  Bottle Breacher, a nationally recognized manufacturer of patriotic gear and .50 caliber bottle openers unveiled their latest two products Wednesday.

The Arizona-based, veteran-owned company has released a .50-caliber Bottle Breacher with the American flag printed on it and another .50-caliber Bottle Breacher with a graphic of the Constitution wrapped around it.

Bottle Breacher gear and their bottle openers make great gifts for anyone who is proud to be an American.

Each Bottle Breacher is customizable, so no two Breachers are alike. These items are sure to make the perfect gift this season for Father’s Day, birthdays, military gifts, groomsmen gifts and more.

“Our personalized patriotic gear is always a big hit with those on both the purchasing and the receiving end,” said Eli Crane. “Whether your friends or loved ones are looking for patriotic shirts or a bottle opener to open wine, beer or ice-cold Coca Cola, we’re sure our products will be the perfect fit.”PATRIOTIC_BREACHERS_BIG_COMMERCE_SIZING_IMG_8504__03664.1458594730.1280.1280

The company, which was founded by Eli Crane, a former Navy SEAL and his wife Jen, focuses heavily on employing veterans and has experienced significant growth this past year.

The Cranes hope that when customers order Bottle Breacher merchandise, they’ll find the perfect gift for their loved one and the task won’t be as daunting as it has in the past. Other items Bottle Breacher recently launched include a 7.62mm Bottle Breacher keychain, a Wine Breacher, Bottle Breacher holsters, and various Breacher gear for patriotic Americans.

For more information on all the different Bottle Breachers and gear available, please visit www.bottlebreacher.com

About Bottle Breacher
Based in Tucson, Arizona, Bottle Breacher is a veteran-owned company providing hand crafted 50 Caliber bottle openers made by active duty service members and veterans. The staff at Bottle Breacher previously used 50-Caliber ammunition to defend their country while down range, and now they use them to provide the best man gifts, groomsmen gifts, and promotional products on the market. Open your next cold one in style.

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Jesus Christ sports snorkel, mask, fins in controversial new t-shirt

BreacherTUCSON, Ariz. – Bottle Breacher, a veteran-owned and operated manufacturer of beverage openers made from ammunition rounds, is now selling a t-shirt featuring Jesus Christ.

The shirt, which some have called controversial, depicts Jesus Christ wearing a snorkel and mask while holding a pair of fins and says, “Jesus Is My Swim Buddy.”

“We don’t believe this is controversial, but rather an expression of our faith and freedom,” said Eli Crane, a former Navy SEAL and founder of Bottle Breacher. “In SEAL training we were never allowed to be more than 6 feet away from our swim buddy. We were taught how insignificant we would be on the battlefield by ourselves. We were also taught that without backup and support, we could quickly get into trouble. I’ve found the same thing is true in my personal life and my relationship with the Almighty, which is why we decided to start offering the ‘Jesus Is My Swim Buddy’ t-shirt to show others who really has your back.”

The t-shirt is the latest addition to a line of already controversial products offered by the patriotic company. Bottle Breacher, a company thatIMG_5333_BIG COMMERCE got their start by manufacturing .50-caliber bottle openers, now features a full line of bottle openers in different calibers, as well as Breacher Gear.

IMG_5541_BIG COMMERCEBottle Breacher also sells other t-shirts, which say, “Happiness is Breaching a Cold One,” and “WWFFD – What Would Founding Father’s Do.” On the back of the WWFFD shirt is a quote, which reads, “The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”

The “Jesus Is My Swim Buddy” t-shirt retails for $19.99 and is available online at bottlebreacher.com. In addition to growing their business, Bottle Breacher has continued to give back to others by supporting law enforcement and veteran initiatives.

In February, Bottle Breacher helped to raise $2,500 for the Los Angeles Police Department Bomb Squad Police Unity Tour.

About Bottle Breacher
Based in Tucson, Arizona, Bottle Breacher is a veteran-owned company providing hand crafted 50 Caliber bottle openers made by active duty service members and veterans. The staff at Bottle Breacher previously used 50-Caliber ammunition to defend their country while down range, and now they use them to provide the best man gifts, groomsmen gifts, and promotional products on the market. Open your next cold one in style.

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Golden ticket opportunity to win new Bottle Breacher

TUCSON, Ariz. – A trip to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory will not be included, but Bottle Breacher patrons can be entered to win a 24-karat gold-plated Bottle Breacher with a “Golden Ticket” special giveaway.

Bottle Breacher, a veteran-owned company that produces beverage openers from dummy ammunition rounds, is making it simple to win a one of a kind Bottle Breacher.  All purchases made between March 13-20 can use the code, GOLDENTICKET at checkout to have a chance to randomly have a the special, gold-plated Bottle Breacher in their order upon delivery.

“Our customers won’t have to eat hundreds of candy bars to find the golden ticket, they will just have to enter a code at checkout,” explained Jen Crane, chief operating officer of Bottle Breacher. “We wanted to have a fun giveaway that was similar to that classic movie we all saw growing up.”

Eli Crane, owner and founder, and his team at Bottle Breacher have seen a steady increase in growth ever since airing on ABC’s hit show, Shark Tank. Their continued growth has provided them the opportunity to continually give back to their customers.

For more information on Bottle Breacher, visit www.bottlebreacher.com and find the perfect gift and enter to win the golden Bottle Breacher.

About Bottle Breacher
Based in Tucson, Arizona, Bottle Breacher is a veteran-owned company providing hand crafted 50 Caliber bottle openers made by active duty service members and veterans. The staff at Bottle Breacher previously used 50-Caliber ammunition to defend their country while down range, and now they use them to provide the best man gifts, groomsmen gifts, and promotional products on the market. Open your next cold one in style.

 

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Bottle Breacher donates, helps raise $2,500 for LAPD Bomb Squad Police Unity Tour

LAPD-PlaqueLOS ANGELES – Bottle Breacher, a veteran-owned and operated manufacturer of custom beverage openers, recently donated 100 Bottle Breachers to the LAPD Bomb Squad, which raised $2,500 in funding to help honor fallen officers.

Upon hearing about the need from the LAPD Bomb Squad, Eli Crane, owner and founder of Bottle Breacher, immediately pledged support for the police officer’s 3-day, 250-mile bike ride from New Jersey to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall (NLEOM) in Washington D.C.

“Our police officers should be supported in all they do for us,” said Crane, who is a former Navy SEAL. “Honoring those who have fallen is something every police officer should be able to take part in. We humbly honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and support the LAPD Bomb Squad in their journey.”

The Police Unity Tour is in place to raise awareness, funds and honor the fallen law enforcement officers throughout the country, while continuing to keep the memorial maintained and opened year round.LAPD Police Unity Tour DC 2

Every year, the names of the officers killed in the line of duty during the previous year are added to this wall. The family members of the fallen are invited to attend and each one is escorted by a law enforcement officer during the candlelight vigil.

LAPD Police Unity Tour DC“This wall ensures that none of the officers who have died in the line of duty will ever be forgotten,” explained Ofcr. Stefanie Alcocer, LAPD Bomb Squad. “It is a powerful, life changing event that is physically, mentally and emotionally challenging. But when we feel like quitting, we remember our motto, ‘We Ride For Those Who Died’.”

This year’s ride will begin on May 10 during Police Memorial Week. Those who wish to donate are encouraged to visit http://socalput.com/donations/.

About Bottle Breacher
Based in Tucson, Arizona, Bottle Breacher is a veteran-owned company providing hand crafted 50 Caliber bottle openers made by active duty service members and veterans. The staff at Bottle Breacher previously used 50-Caliber ammunition to defend their country while down range, and now they use them to provide the best man gifts, groomsmen gifts, and promotional products on the market. Open your next cold one in style.

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If cash is king, having a mission is queen

By: Eli Crane

Bottle Breacher donates 100% of all profits from sales back to Wishes for Warriors.

Bottle Breacher donates 100% of all profits from sales back to Wishes for Warriors.

TUCSON, Ariz. – As an entrepreneur you constantly hear from advisers, investors and other business experts, the bullet proof rule that, “cash is king.” For those of us who have taken the road less traveled and started our own business with visions of creating something magnificent, building wealth, providing for others, or all of the above, we have learned how important this one rule is. Let’s face it, hugs and good intentions are not going to keep the lights on or keep our staff employed. In addition, I am learning how important it is to also have a mission outside of making money, maintaining a healthy bottom line and being able to report large growth and profits to my partners as my business is quickly growing and transitioning from a start-up into an adolescent small business.

When I say mission, I mean using your resources and platform to do good and bless others. This might mean supporting veterans, sheltering the homeless or planting trees. Your mission is up to you. Like most entrepreneurs in the earlier stages of building a business, you find yourself wearing hats that you don’t have any business wearing. You try to build a better team on peanuts and should be awarded an honorary position at the local fire house for the daily fires you are putting out back at the office. It can be exhausting and very stressful.

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Rick and Melissa from Grace & Lace visiting Angel House. They donate a portion of every sale to help build orphanages in India.

Many of us have found ourselves looking into the mirror asking ourselves “what are you doing?” reminiscing about the good old days when we would clock in at 9 a.m. and roll out a hair before 5 p.m., leaving work and all of our professional worries behind. I have found one of the best therapies, and ways I combat this, is trying to focus less on my worries, responsibilities and burdens and focus more on how many people we are able to come along side and help out. It really has given me the extra motivation and passion to take on this next phase of business and deal with the new fires and complications. As strong as our desires are to take care of our families, get featured in Forbes magazine, or live in that mansion on the hill, sometimes these desires and business goals aren’t enough to keep us battling day-after-day with extremely poor odds of “making it.”

You might be thinking, “We don’t have a mission, how do we start?” The vehicle you use to get there isn’t as important as making up your mind that you’re going to start the journey.  You just have to be creative and think outside of the box. A business owner may say, “We can barely make ends meet now, how can we possible give anything away, or help anyone else out.” Call it Karma, or what comes around goes around. You’ll be surprised to see with your own two eyes how this works.

Three troops overseas enjoying world class cupcakes from Wicked Good Cupcakes.

Three troops overseas enjoying world class cupcakes from Wicked Good Cupcakes.

Our friends at Wicked Good Cupcakes take their product and send their world famous jars of cupcakes overseas to deployed service members during the holidays. Additionally, our friends at Grace and Lace take a portion of every sale and use it to build orphanages for children in India.

You would be surprised at how much additional pride your team will take in their work when they know they are directly involved in something bigger than themselves. Their job is no longer only about making a pay check, but also about making a positive impact for others. Having a solid mission may also bring you so much positive exposure that it might be that one thing to differentiate you from your competitors and land you more sustaining business.

With all the benefits there are to giving back and having a mission dedicated to something much bigger than making cash, sometimes I don’t know how businesses survive without one.  If you are doing it now, thank you.  If you are not, it is never too late, and remember, we only go around once.  Life is too short to be wasted on pursuits, which won’t bring you any real fulfillment.  In the world of business, cash will always be king, but take it from me, you will be blown away and extremely blessed if you make a good mission your queen.

Navy SEAL vetrepreneur gives back to special ops charity

TUCSON, Ariz. – Bottle Breacher, a veteran-owned and operated manufacturer of custom beverage openers from ammunition rounds, announced their new partnership with the Eagle Fund program on Wednesday.

The Eagle Fund is a non-profit organization that supports active duty, wounded or retired members of the special operations community. Since 2010, the Eagle Fund has provided 607 special operations men and women with physical therapy, performance training, nutritional support and massage therapy.Breacher2

The owners of Bottle Breacher, Eli and Jen Crane, were eager to help after learning about the charity in December. As a result, they will offer a special Eagle Fund branded Bottle Breacher and will donate 100 percent of the proceeds to the program.

“Giving back is a large part of what we believe in here at Bottle Breacher,” said Eli Crane. “In our veteran community, it is very important that we do what we can to ensure each veteran has the support they need and the Eagle Fund is great chance for us to give back to the special operations community.”

Additionally, each service member who goes through the Eagle Fund program will receive a personalized Bottle Breacher at no cost.

“It was our vision to give them something tangible, something to show our gratitude to them for defending our country, to show them how thankful we are to be able to serve them and that’s where Eli made that vision a reality through Bottle Breacher,” said RJ Kasper, coordinator for the Eagle Fund. “When we get a package that says Bottle Breacher on the label, I am excited because it has quickly become the best day of the week.”

Eagle Fund Bottle Breachers are now available now through http://bottlebreacher.com/eagle-fund-bottle-breacher-with-gift-box. To donate directly to Eagle Fund visit their website at www.theeaglefund.org.

The Eagle Fund is a restricted fund established in AREF, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations made to the Eagle Fund are restricted to support wounded and injured members of the Special Operations community and will be used to directly support our active duty service men and women.

About Bottle Breacher
Based in Tucson, Arizona, Bottle Breacher is a veteran-owned company providing hand crafted 50 Caliber bottle openers made by active duty service members and veterans. The staff at Bottle Breacher previously used 50-Caliber ammunition to defend their country while down range, and now they use them to provide the best man gifts, groomsmen gifts, and promotional products on the market. Open your next cold one in style.

About Eagle Fund

The Eagle Fund is a program developed as a partnership with the Andrews Research & Education Foundation (AREF) and EXOS, world leaders in sports medicine and human performance. This program exists for the purpose of supporting active duty wounded or injured members of the Special Operations community. We provide our participants with physical therapy, performance training, nutritional support, and massage therapy.

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Bottle Breacher teams up with Wicked Good Cupcakes to send holiday packages to troops

11212701_567475120073760_6446001598229052259_oBOSTON – Bottle Breacher, a veteran-owned company that hand-crafts .50-caliber bottler openers is scheduled to be at the Quincy Market building of Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston at 11 a.m. on Saturday to help assemble holiday care packages for troops.

To accomplish this project, Bottle Breacher has joined Wicked Good Cupcakes, a Massachusetts-based bake shop that specializes in producing baked goods like brownies, cheesecakes, cookies, cup cakes, and pies packaged in mason jars. In 2013, Wicked Good Cupcakes began hosting the annual event called, Taste of Home, which provides holiday gifts, letters and thank you notes to troops who are deployed overseas.

Members of the public are invited to attend the event and provide written letters and notes, which can be sent to the men and women serving overseas in the Middle East.

“We’re looking forward to this event and the opportunity to give back to our men and women who will not be home with their families over the holidays,” said Eli Crane, a former Navy SEAL and founder of Bottle Breacher. “This holiday season, I encourage everyone to take a moment and think about those men and women who won’t be with their families for Christmas, but who are making sure you will enjoy time with yours.”Flat Black Clear ®

Last year, more than 25 people attended and 65 large care packages were sent out. This year, more people are expected to be on hand to help with the project, which will provide hundreds of service members with hand written letters, encouraging notes and upwards of 3,000 cupcake jars made by Wicked Good Cupcakes. 12339656_568346573319948_3650377487210761777_o

“Wicked Good Cupcakes has always been a big proponent of giving back to the military and veteran community,” said Nora Weiss, brand manager for Wicked Good Cupcakes. “With the help of our awesome customers, we were able to bake and ship close to 2,000 jars last year.”

About Bottle Breacher
Based in Tucson, Arizona, Bottle Breacher is a veteran-owned company providing hand crafted 50 Caliber bottle openers made by active duty service members and veterans. The staff at Bottle Breacher previously used 50-Caliber ammunition to defend their country while down range, and now they use them to provide the best man gifts, groomsmen gifts, and promotional products on the market. Open your next cold one in style.

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