Are You Ready to Fundraising for CAF: Operation Rebound?Challenged Athletes Foundation: Operation Rebound

America’s Finest Corporate Dash is proud to partner with Challenged Athletes Foundation: Operation Rebound. This incredible program supports veterans, military personnel and first responders with permanent physical injuries by providing them opportunities to use sports and fitness to re-integrate into our communities and by empowering through sports.

Every dollar raised for Operation Rebound supports sports clinics and grant requests submitted by veterans, military personnel and first responders.

Corporate Dash Fundraising Challenge

In teaming up with Operation Rebound, we are encouraging every team and individual to make a fundraising page to support the amazing heroes that benefit from this organization.

CREATE A FUNDRAISING TEAM: Are you the first one on your company team to make a fundraising page? Awesome! Click https://www.crowdrise.com/corporatedash and select: Set Up Your Fundraiser. Note: starting on May 17, 2017, we gave participants the option to create a fundraising page during the registration process. If you believe you started a fundraising page,it will be listed acrowdrise.com/corporatedash in the Team Leaderboard at the bottom of the page.

JOIN A FUNDRAISING TEAM: Joining a fundraising page? Great! Go to https://www.crowdrise.com/corporatedash, scroll to the bottom of the page and select your team from the Team Leaderboard tab.  On the right side of the page, below the Donate To This Fundraiser button, select Fundraise For This Campaign.

Grand Prize: Operation Rebound Speaker to Come to Your Company!

The team/company that fundraises the most money will win a speaking engagement by a member of the Operation Rebound family! The individual will come to your company to deliver a speech at your next all-hands, wellness day or other employee event.

The individual that fundraises the most money will receive a XTERRA backpack filled with a ton of incredible items from Challenged Athletes Foundation!

Impact

Every May, Challenged Athletes Foundation distributes sports related grants from the very fundraising dollars raised at events such as Corporate Dash. This past May, a record breaking $3.7 million dollars in sports related grants were delivered to 2,448 grant recipients.  Of that, $478,929 was distributed to 307 veterans and first responders.  These grants are put toward equipment such as wheelchairs and custom bicycles to travel expenses for sporting competitions. See below to see just one highlighted story from the hundreds of grant recipients in 2017.

Sharona Young
Location: Orlando, FLSharona Young
Age
: 35

Physical Challenge: Multiple Sclerosis
Grant: Travel for Wheelchair Racquetball Championships
Story: Sharona entered the U.S. Navy at 17 years of age. A few years into her service she started experiencing some medical issues and was later diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, ironically on the same day she was promoted to Chief Petty Officer. She went through a tough period of depression from this life changing news, but managed to continue in the new role. Two years later she was medically retired from the Navy and has since found relief from daily stressors by participating in sports and a community of likeminded people.
Challenge Accepted: “I am grateful for the opportunity to connect with new people and learn more about adaptive sports.  I look forward to finding new adventures with fellow veterans during my healing process.  Thanks again CAF Operation Rebound for all your support.

 

Learn about other grant recipients and this amazing program: 2017 CAF Grant Program.