Ice Shaker has teamed up with Adaptive Training Foundation and Starbucks Coffee to deliver over 1000 care packages to active duty military members overseas. We are extremely humbled and proud to be a part of this great initiative.
We had the pleasure of taking part in a packing party at the Adaptive Training Foundation's headquarters in Carrollton, TX. Here is a look at the Adaptive Training Foundation story taken from their website at www.adaptivetrainingfoundation.org:
"In January of 2014, David Vobora, a 5-year veteran of the NFL, met US Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills, a quadruple amputee. David opened up his personal gym to Travis, offering his training expertise. The pair started working out together, customizing and adapting to the unique challenges posed by Travis’ injuries. Through working with Travis and engaging the veteran community, David developed a passion for helping those with life-altering injuries find life-fulfilling adaptive performance training.
David realized that, while there are many excellent rehabilitation programs as well as adaptive/Paralympic sports organizations, none existed to bridge the gap from basic functional rehabilitation to adapted sport. Adaptive Training Foundation (ATF) was conceived to fill this void.
He continued helping adaptive athletes create sustainable lifestyle changes over the next six months, and by September of 2014, Adaptive Training Foundation had received its 501(c)3 status to allow outside support for these ambitious athletes. To this day, ATF is committed to keeping its services to adaptive athletes 100% free of charge, and relies on the generosity of people like yourself to not only restore lives, but empower them through movement."
One minute in their facility and it is not difficult to see the impact that they have on so many peoples lives. The athletes that train there are incredible people full of grit, determination, and positivity.
This July 4th season, we are promoting the hashtag #seasonofindependence on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to recognize the brave men and women that give and have given so much to defend and protect our freedoms.
Please go to: https://adaptivetrainingfoundation.org/seasonofindependence/ to learn more about Adaptive Training Foundation and our initiative.
Happy 4th of July!