SUMMARY OF 2017 EVENT
SPECIAL HEARTFELT THANKS TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED
THIS IMPORTANT EVENT.
Operation Freedom Outdoors (OFO), a project of Therapeutic Adventures, Inc. – a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable education organization
Operation Freedom Outdoors (OFO) Mission Statement
Operation Freedom Outdoors (OFO) exists to support our Disabled Military Heroes – Veterans and their families. OFO provides leadership, programs and specialty therapeutic services to educate, to challenge, and to inspire disabled military members and their families to live a healthy lifestyle through active participation in adaptive sports and adaptive outdoor recreation. OFO’s unique and integrative approach provides greater access and emboldens our Disabled Military Heroes – Veterans and their families with the courage to improve their functional independence, fitness and overall quality of life.
Operation Freedom Outdoors (OFO) will provide our Disabled Military Heroes – Veterans and their families with positive life changing experiences designed to help with the difficult journey of rehabilitation, and reintegration from military to civilian life.
For more than 3 decades, TA has been honored and blessed to provide individual instruction, group programs, and adaptive guide services for our heroes after they have returned home from serving in military conflicts around the globe.
To date, Therapeutic Adventures has been privileged to work with disabled military heroes who have who served in the Korean War, Vietnam, Bosnia, the Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq. We have also worked with those who are victims of war and oppressed societies such as Somalia, and some Eastern European countries.
Beginning our very first year of operation and every year since, Therapeutic Adventures reached out to collaborate with military hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and other non-profit organizations to provide services for their disabled veterans including: McGuire Veterans Hospital in Richmond, VA; Walter Reed Hospital in DC; Operation First Response (OFR) – Supporting Wounded Heroes and Their Families, VA Hospital in Salem, VA and Defense Veterans Brain Injury Center – Charlottesville, formally Virginia Neuro-Care which provides rehab for Traumatic Brain Injured (TBI) soldiers, the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), and the Center for Citizen Leadership – The Mission Continues. In 2006, Therapeutic Adventures served as the first ever sponsor for the Wheelchair and Hand-Crank Division of the Marine Corps Marathon.
- Adaptive Snow Sports (skiing & snowboarding)
- Adaptive Paddle Sports (canoeing, whitewater kayaking,sea kayaking/touring, rafting, SUP)
- Bug Slinger (TM) Warriors – fly fishing(fresh water, salt water), kayak fishing
- Adaptive Climbing, Backpacking, Camping
Please support Operation Freedom Outdoors (OFO) and help us achieve our goal to provide important therapeutic programs and services at “NO COST” to the heroes who have represented our great nation defending the freedoms we all enjoy.