Coast Guard Foundation chosen as charity on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’

Capt. Sig Hansen, star of Discovery’s “Deadliest Catch” has selected the Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of Coast Guard members and their families, to be his designated charity when he appears on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice.”

The next season of the show, which begins airing in January, includes 16 celebrity contestants who try to raise money and awareness for their chosen charities. Every week, the celebrity contestants work in teams to compete in business-driven tasks to win challenges. The winner will deliver a $250,000 check to his or her designated charity.

“We’re honored that Capt. Sig Hansen has chosen to benefit the Coast Guard Foundation as his charity of choice for the 2015 season of Celebrity Apprentice,” said Anne Brengle, president, Coast Guard Foundation. “As a fisherman working in the difficult, dangerous conditions of the Bering Sea, Sig knows firsthand how important the men and women of the Coast Guard are to mariners at sea. The much-deserved recognition his appearance will shine on the bravery and commitment of the men and women of the Coast Guard is a wonderful gift in its own right. We wish him much success on the show!”

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