The Oscar Mike Foundation
Mission: To keep injured Veterans “On the Move” in all aspects of life.
The Oscar Mike Foundation wants to see all injured Veterans utilize their full potential and live rewarding and productive lives.
We utilize the proceeds from Oscar Mike Apparel sales and 100% of any donations to the Oscar Mike Foundation to provide financial support to injured Veterans looking for an opportunity to stay active.
By focusing on the arena of adaptive sports, the Oscar Mike Foundation assists in offering an outlet for an ongoing competitive lifestyle to the thousands of American Veterans who have given the most in the service of their country.
What Makes Us Different:
We are VETERAN OWNED.
The Oscar Mike Foundation was founded by a group of injured Veterans who understand what other injured Veterans need to stay “on-the-move” and remain productive members of society. We can relate to them, because we are them.
You Can Help:
Donations are the lifeblood of the Oscar Mike Foundation. This is your chance to give back to our injured Veterans.
When you donate to the Oscar Mike Foundation you become a supporter of injured Veterans and rehabilitative sporting events. We understand the value of adaptive sports’ ability to increase an injured Veteran’s “mental toughness” and we provide the financial bridge to get them to the events that propel their recovery.
YOU can directly contribute to helping Veterans meet their rehabilitation goals and reimagine their full potential by donating to the Oscar Mike Foundation.
We also sell 100% American-made Oscar Mike apparel in order to help raise additional funds as well as grow awareness of the Oscar Mike mission. All profit from the sale of Oscar Mike Apparel goes back to the Oscar Mike Foundation.
Mail a Donation Payable to:
OSCAR MIKE FOUNDATION
21003 River Rd.
Marengo, IL 60152
Events We Support:
VA/PVA Veteran Wheelchair Games
Each year more than 500 novice and experienced athletes meet for a week of archery, swimming, weightlifting, basketball, quad rugby and more. It’s the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, the largest annual wheelchair sports competition of its kind in the world.
Throughout the week, veterans realize their abilities and potential while enjoying the spirit of healthy activity and fellowship. Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Department of Veterans Affairs have co-presented the Games since 1985.
VA/DAV Winter Sports Clinic
Set in stunning Snowmass, Colorado, the Clinic brings in nearly 400 Veterans with traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic amputations, visual impairments, certain neurological conditions and other disabilities to the mountain.
More than 200 certified ski instructors for the injured, and several current and former members of the U.S. Disabled Ski Team, serve as ski instructors to meet the unique needs of the participants. In addition to Alpine skiing, the Clinic also features a number of other sports including: cross country, rock climbing, scuba diving, kayaking, trapshooting and snowmobiling.
VA Summer Sports Clinic
The National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic Program (NVSSC) gives Veterans with disabilities an opportunity for self development and challenge through education and recreational activities. It promotes rehabilitation by teaching summer sporting activities to Veterans with significant physical or psychological impairments. Events such as sailing, surfing, kayaking, cycling, rowing, track and field will be offered.
Oscar Mike Events:
Annual OM Skydive
Before there was ever an “Oscar Mike Foundation”, a group of injured Veteran friends decided to push their boundaries by taking a trip to Skydive Midwest in Milwaukee, WI to jump out of some perfectly good airplanes.
Since then, we’ve grown this little adventure to an annual event that hosts more and more injured Veterans and OM family every time. Check our calendar to join us for our next jump!
Operation BeachHead, based in Sea Girt, NJ, provides fun, adventurous shore activities for injured Veterans and active duty troops. Activities including surfing, boogie boarding, kayaking and more are provided under the guidance of trained instructors.
Team OM Races & Runs
Join our bad-ass crew of Obstacle Course Runners, Tough Mudder-ers, and Spartan Racers as they tear up the country repping Oscar Mike. Open to all who want to participate, in all ability levels. No requirements other than a can-do attitude and a pair of running shoes. We’ll supply the OM gear.
Check our Events page to find the races in your area that we’ll be participating in.
After Action Panel
This regularly scheduled live-streaming event made possible by Ustream.com will feature highly relevant guests closely associated with each topic, giving military members and their families the opportunity to transition from a voice in the crowd to the voice of the crowd as we stay “on-the-move”, pushing forward beyond the battlefield.