Recovery Through Sport
Made up of service members who qualify for our assistance, Team America’s Fund is an integral part of the Semper Fi Fund’s Rehabilitative Sports Program, and is an extension of the assistance we provide through the America’s Fund Program.
Members of Team America’s Fund at the 2013 Army Marathon.
The idea for Team America’s Fund was inspired by those wounded Veterans who refused to let their challenges prevent them from competing in athletic events, and whose drive and determination was inspirational to us all.
Working in close coordination with Team Semper Fi, Team America’s Fund is made up of servicemen and women who have overcome significant challenges in their service to our country, and have embraced the fighting, athletic spirit on their road to recovery. They are an inspiration to us all but, more importantly, they are an inspiration to their fellow service members who are also traveling down the road to recovery.
We provide our team with coaches, specialized sporting equipment, entry fees, and travel expenses to athletic events. Team members are also given the opportunity to receive high-level training from former and current Olympic and Paralympic athletes through a partnership with U.S. Paralympics! Grant funding for this program is awarded by U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, through funding provided by Veterans Affairs. The grants are provided to facilitate the growth of Paralympic-sport programming for disabled Veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces.