ROC Race has been a proud supporter of the Challenged Athletes Foundation’s Operation Rebound program since the epic obstacle series began in 2011! To date, ROC Race has raised over $250,000 for Operation Rebound – help us reach our fundraising goals for 2016 and win prizes for giving back!
WHAT DOES OPERATION REBOUND DO?
Operation Rebound provides unparalleled sports opportunities and support to our troops and veterans of any branch of service and first responders who have served honorably and have suffered permanent physical injuries. Grants are awarded for event travel, lodging, entry fees, training and equipment.
ROC Race has donated over a quarter of a million dollars and counting to CAF’s excellent program since 2011. Check out last year’s impact report to see exactly where our donations are being used to help these amazing athletes:
Michael enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2005 and became a combat engineer. He completed two combat deployments: one to Iraq in 2007-08, and one to Afghanistan in 2010. In December 2010, Michael was hit by IED and lost his left arm below the elbow.
In 2011, Michael began surfing as part of his rehabilitation at a weekly Surf Clinic that Challenged Athletes Foundation co-founded withthe Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is an avid surfer, snowboarder and long distance runner.
“Surfing and snowboarding are my passions. Both were critical to helping me get back in shape after my injury and both remain essential to my overall well-being,” Michael explains.
The generosity of supporters like you and ROC Race gives Michael the chance to feel whole again. Local to SoCal? You can ROC with Michael on the obstacle course on June 25th, Register Now!
CHALLENGED ATHLETE COSTS AND STATISTICS
21 million Americans live with a physical disability
10% of those people take part in daily fitness activities
$12,000 – $25,000 is the cost of a carbon fiber running leg
$2,800 – $6,500 is the cost of a handcyle or racing chair
$2,500+ is the cost of a tennis or basketball chair
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
ROC for a cause!
Fundraise for CAF and win rewards from ROC Race! Set up your own fundraising page where your family and friends can support your cause, and receive ROC rewards like free race entries and awesome branded merchandise for reaching certain donation levels. Find out more here!