Thank you for considering VETMotorsports as you chairty. Your commitment to VETMotorsports’ life changing work is greatly appreciated and will help our nation's injured warfighters in their recovery.
THE VETMotorsports MISSION: The mission focuses on empowering injured warfighters and supporting them in their continued healing; instead of disabilities we see potential that is reaffirmed, accentuated, and valued. The mission is achieved through the use of motorsports as a means to fully engage injured warfighters through meaningful participation in a team environments or behind the wheel in select events.
TARGET POPULATION: The target population includes active service members and veterans who incurred service-connected wounds, injuries, or illnesses on or after September 11, 2001.
CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS: Your contribution enables VETMotorsports allows for sustainable, national outreach and to enhance current programming. Since the program's establishment as a 501c3 in 2013, we have serviced over 124 injured warfighters and caregivers in over 49 unique motorsports events and has facilitated one direct hire.
With out all-volunteer staff, VETMotorsports relies on community-based settings to help facilitate engagement. Our program succeeds with veterans and families because it provides a unique wellness activity focused on developing resiliency in mind, body, and engagement. Veterans and injured service members exhibit empowerment and enhanced mental health, and are provided opportunities in leadership and peer mentoring. The program connects participants to other peers, and has been successful in engaging the community.
PROGRAM COMPONENTS: VETMotorsports programming provides participants with an actual hands-on experience and immersion in a unique format. In specific cases we engage warrior alumni over a sustained period of time and provide access to real-time activities and leadership roles in a “high-stress” motorsports environment. Program participants can choose to engage in activities related to either two-wheel or four-wheel motorsports.
ORGANIZATION CAPACITY: VETMotorsports has a combined 35 years in motorsports experience, and over twenty years in combined project management experience. VETMotorsports is governed by an all volunteer Board of Directors that provides oversight and direction to the mission.