B.A.M.F. Cigars has announced a cigar collaboration with the Shadow Warriors Project (SWP) known as Shadow Warriors. This is a cigar intended to honor private military security contractors. The cigar will be showcased at the 2023 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show.
The collaboration is described as a joint effort between Ismael “Ish” Olivan, owner of B.A.M.F. Cigars ,and Mark “Oz” Geist of the Shadow Warriors Project. Both Olivan and Geist are military veterans. Geist is a 100% disabled veteran that served around the world in the Marine Corps and also as a Private Military Security Contractor where he was injured in the Battle of Benghazi in 2012 working for the CIA.
Shadow Warriors Project ( SWP), started by Mark and his wife, is a military veterans non-profit organization to help individuals and/or the families of those that work in the shadows. After Mark received his service dog they decided to add a K9 program to SWP. They wanted to make a difference in the lives of others who have served this country and struggle with their injuries both externally and internally.
The cigars are being produced by Rodriguez Olivan Cigars Factory, SRL in Tamboril, Santiago, Dominican Republic.
The 2023 PCA Trade Show opens July 9, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada.