The “No Boundaries” program promotes self-esteem, pride and a sense of accomplishment for combat wounded service men and women as they expand their independence and overcome challenges once thought insurmountable. Our wounded veterans do this by experiencing a variety of challenging activities at the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) in Winter Park, Colorado. The challenges and accomplishments on these trips help wounded veterans understand that their disabilities may not be as limiting as they once thought when participating in many of life’s available activities. Living together under one roof for 6 days, these heroes also benefit from group socialization, camaraderie, teamwork and new life-long friendships with fellow veterans who are in the same situation and experience the same challenges in life.
The “No Boundaries” program is fully sponsored by caring and appreciative supporters, friends, missions and Federal Information Technology (IT) organizations – all who want to “give back”.
“No Boundaries” has its own account at the NSCD, a 501(c)3 non-profit. There are no salaries or overhead and 100% of each donation goes to support the wounded veterans on these trips. Our goal is to sponsor one summer trip and one winter trip for 10 each year.
The NSCD has a trained staff and the facilities to host and accommodate 10 combat wounded veterans in Winter Park, CO. Each 6 day trip is full of challenging and exciting summer or winter activities. Typical sport activities in the summer include rafting, zip lining, ropes courses, kayaking, rock climbing, downhill mountain biking and fly fishing. Winter trips include adaptive skiing, snowmobiling and tubing. All adaptive sporting activities at the NSCD are tailored specifically for the veteran’s needs and are supervised by trained staff. Participants depart from their local airports and arrive at Denver International Airport where we rendezvous in the USO-Metro Lounge. All meals, lodging, transportation and daily program activities are coordinated by the NSCD and are included – expense free – for the combat wounded veterans.
Mike and Molly Raymond
Founders, No Boundaries