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CROWDRISE : Feb 15, 2016
Tax ID: 45-3238695
BASED: Gardena, CA, United States



Veteran Scuba

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Operation Blue Pride's (OBP) mission is to welcome Veterans, Gold Star Families and other Members of the Armed Forces into the scuba diving community.  OBP provides basic and advanced scuba training to Veterans, regardless of physical or psychological injuries.  OBP enables Veterans to participate in scuba training that is adapted for each individual's needs and in accordance with established certification guidelines.  Scuba diving is emerging as a powerful platform for Veterans to improve their independence and sense of purpose as they reintegrate into civilian communities.

OBP became active in the summer of 2014 and since that time OBP has arranged for and financed the open water certification of 60 Veterans (and that number is growing--OBP is on pace to reach 80 certified Veterans by the end of this summer).  OBP has also arranged and financed a number of shore and boat dives out of Cape Ann, Gloucester, Massachusetts and purchased scuba equipment so that Veterans are able to "rent" equipment (at no cost to the Veteran) and dive with other OBP divers and other divers they have met through their participation in the diving community.  OBP also coordinates with ScubaPro, Sherwood, Aqua Lung and others to provide discounted equipment for Veterans that desire to purchase their own equipment.

OBP's open water scuba program is designed to be local to our Veterans' communities.  One of OBP's goals is to help our Veterans expand their personal network within their area here at home.  OBP Veterans meet other Veterans through our proram and OBP's ambition is to continue to expand to other local Veterans through diving. 



Tax ID: 45-3238695 •


Operation Blue Pride - MCM Team

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Amount Raised:



14% Raised of $10,000 Goal