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 provided link gives a little example in how we support disabled Veterans. 2021 Central Illinois Veteran Warriors - YouTube
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.