The Mission is to fund a Fellowship to assist wounded verterans and the children of fallen service members in their quest for college education.
At Big Red Challenge, we believe in supporting veterans by whatever means necessary. Our main mission is to provide the means for wounded veterans to receive education. We’ve partnered up with the Challenged Athletes Foundation and their Operation Rebound to promote the advancement of not only wounded veterans, but also disabled athletes everywhere. For those who have given so much for our country, we can only hope our efforts serve to strengthen and better the veteran community.
Challenged Athletes Foundation
The Challenged Athletes Foundation provides opportunities for those with physical disabilities to lead an active, competitive lifestyle. The Foundation hopes to raise the self-esteem of its members through supporting an active lifestyle.
Operation Rebound is a program supported by the Challenged Athletes Foundation that supports veterans, military personnel and first responders with physical disabilities. Operation Rebound provides funding for training equipment, competition expenses, Military Medical Center Physical Training and sports clinics. Operation Rebound is a year-round program that provides funding for training, travel and competitions to all of its participants. To be considered eligible, you must be a U.S. veteran or first responder with a permanent physical disability who served honorably.
Taylor Morris Foundation
Taylor Morris, a Navy EOD Tech from Cedar Falls, Iowa, was injured in Afghanistan on May 3, 2012. Taylor lost both legs, his left arm from the bicep down, and his right hand. Click the link to learn about Taylor’s story and his road to recovery. http://taylormorris.org/
The Travis Manion Foundation
Travis Manion, a Marine Corps officer and graduate of the United States Naval Academy, served with the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif., then with the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 1st Iraqi Army Military Division, Regimental Combat Team 6, II Marine Expeditionary Force. On his second tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Lt Manion was fatally shot by an enemy sniper while drawing fire away from his comrades. For his actions, Lt Manion was awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star with valor. Learn about Travis’ full story here: http://www.travismanion.org/
Pat Tilman Foundation
Pat Tillman, a former all-star NFL football player, sacrificed his career in the wake of 9/11 to serve his country as an Army Ranger. The Pat Tillman foundation provides scholarships to military veterans and their families. Read more about Pat Tillman and his foundation here: http://pattillmanfoundation.org/
Infinite Hero Foundation
The Infinite Hero Foundation serves to aid wounded military veterans and their unique needs through medical support, rehabilitation and community support. Click here to learn how to help: http://infinitehero.org/
The Mission Continues
The Mission Continues builds off of the unique skill sets veterans have to better the community. The Mission Continues takes veterans and partners them with non-profit organizations to aid in the development of the community and the betterment of society. Click here to learn more: https://www.missioncontinues.org/