MRF Partners with The Valor Game
The Military Racquetball Federation is teaming with The Valor Games to present an outdoor racquetball rehabilitation demonstration for veterans and Wounded Warriors in Morrisville, NC. The Valor Games brings together disabled veterans and wounded, ill or injured service members and engages them in three days of Paralympic sport competition. In addition to the Southeast regional event in Morrisville, other Valor Games events will be held in Chicago, San Antonio, and San Diego.
An outdoor racquetball court will be constructed through a grant from The Home Depot Foundation and the help of Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force. If you would like to assist, there are three ways to get involved. (1) On Wednesday, May 21st, Team Depot will have at least 50 members of its associate-led volunteer force to construct the court. You can help with this project either building it or helping with disassembling and storing the court when event is over. (2) There is anticipated to be over 250 wounded warriors participating in this event and we could use your help your with the check-in process on Thursday, May 22nd. (3) We will need experienced racquetball players to help teach fundamental racquetball techniques for the wounded warriors on Thursday, May 22nd from 8:00am – 12:00pm.
If you would like to be involved and assist with this major MRF project or would simply like more information, please contact Steven Harper at mailto:[email protected] or (757) 831-8458. Join us to support our heroes for a day of racquetball and fun!
About The Valor Games:It is a character embedded in the spirit of those who rise with strength and battle with everything they have. The Valor Games brings together disabled veterans and wounded, ill or injured service members and engages them in three days of Paralympic sport competition. The event celebrates sport as a means of empowering individuals and strengthening community. Beyond competition, the Valor Games connects athletes with ongoing sports opportunities and resources in their local communities.
Promoting healthy, active lifestyles is important to successful community reintegration and the Valor Games proudly support such endeavors. World Sport Chicago hosted the first Valor Games in 2011 and all regional events are organized in partnership with U.S. Paralympics and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
About The Home Depot Foundation:The Home Depot Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of The Home Depot and has invested more than $380 million in local communities since being established in 2002.
The Foundation manages the company’s grants initiatives and disaster relief activities as well as Team Depot, our associate-led volunteer force.
The mission of The Home Depot Foundation is to ensure every veteran has a safe place to call home. Through partnerships with local nonprofits and the volunteer efforts of Team Depot, we focus on addressing the critical housing needs of US veterans. The Foundation has committed $80 million over five years to address these needs.
About the Military Racquetball Federation: The Military Racquetball Federation is dedicated to promoting racquetball programs and events for our service members here and abroad including support of events for our troops in warzones. Additionally the MRF is committed to assisting Wounded Warriors with their rehabilitation using MRF’s program called Racquetball Rehabilitation Clinics (RRC). This program’s focus is the use of racquetball as rehabilitation for both the physical and mental challenges suffered from combat.