Racing For Heroes is focused on helping Veterans with the challenges they face as they attempt to assimilate back into society, while dealing with visible and invisible battle scars.
We build strong communities of multi-generational Veterans by encouraging, mentoring and creating a strong camaraderie around a common interest in auto racing.
It is our commitment to assist all Veterans in accessing, managing and sustaining available resources through education, advocacy, and support.
Racing for Heroes builds racing teams to help our Veterans through their recovery, rehabilitation, and assimilation. Teams will take away vital skills they can use in their professional and personal lives.
RFH MUD BASH
Houtzdale, PA / Oceola Mills, PA
What to expect: ATV/UTV ride in the central Pennsylvania mountains, camping, fishing, camp fire, talk with other veterans and meet with our PTSD specialist on site.
Dates: 10 September 2016 & 11 September 2016
Why: Making the Pennsylvanian Veterans community stronger through team building and by creating a sense of community.
Cost: Free to Veterans | Limited Space | First Come First Served
Registration Cut Off: 1 September 2016
Meals Provided: Friday Evening Dinner | Saturday Morning Breakfast | Saturday Evening Dinner | Sunday Morning Breakfast | Sunday Afternoon Lunch
SALUTE TO SERVICE GOLD TOURNAMENT
Belles Spring Golfcourse
417 Fairground Rd, Mill Hall, PA, 17751
Co-sponsored by VFW Benefits Center
Registration starts at 7:00am,
Shotgun starts at 8:00 am
Saturday, August 13, 2016
18 holes, each honoring a local Veteran
Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 teams for the following challenges:
Longest Drive (Men) | Longest Drive (Women)
Closest to the Pin | Longest Putt
Contact : Lynn Harter | 570-660-7856
A special thanks to all our sponsors and supporters. The Salute to Service Gold Tournament was a major success and we owe this our loyal Pennsylvania community.
BAJA THERAPY WITH WIDE OPEN
The Racing for Heroes Baja trip in April 2016 was simply amazing! I was fortunate enough to have seven veterans, several whom I have met for the first time, race across the famed Baja 1000 course in Wide Open Baja Challenge cars. Being around fellow veterans who suffer from the crippling effects of PTS, was not depressing, but rather invigorating! I have spent many of days, weeks wondering if I was the only one who had these thoughts, depression, anxiety, and a false sense of purpose. Racing the cars on the desert track was part of it and when the days ride concluded, the bonding commenced. Sitting at the dinner table and after, the only thing heard was laughter. The old adage, “laughter is the best medicine” is spot on in this setting. We sat not wondering about anything, no one as depressed, and even though we just met days prior, as an outsider listening, you would have thought we grew up together. -MAJ Kurt Cook, USA, RET. (U.S. Army Special Forces)
RACING FOR HEROES AT RADICAL TEXAS
WHAT AN EXCITING TIME!!!! We just returned from our trip to Texas with Mike and Kurt. Our visit to Houston and Radical-Texas was welcoming and received with warmth and hospitality. Our group had the honor of being accompanied by CWO Gary O'Neal, retired US Army Special Forces Ranger (2010 Ranger Hall of Fame Inductee). We had the great pleasure of discussing the future relationship and upcoming events in which RFH will be able to participate. More details to follow....
An unbreakable bond! A brotherhood like no there! Founded in loyalty, integrity and trust of veterans of the Armed Forces.