Central Illinois Veteran Warriors
To establish a family-oriented, veteran support group that uses the sport of ice hockey to improve the mental and physical well-being of our military veterans.
Who We Are
We are the only sports program in Central Illinois dedicated to rehabilitation and therapy for disabled veterans. The majority of our current team members have been deployed on combat tours. Team activities support development through "on-ice" training and "off-ice" outreach programs.
According to a Department of Veteran Affairs study, 22 veterans take their own lives everyday. Our program strives to provide a buddy-check support system and an experience for veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, or any other issue impacting our veteran's lives today.