Leadership Development & Community Programs
My son was born in 2001 while I was stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. He spent his first 11 years living on base. Although most military installations offer a variety of sports, very few go about it the way MVP360 does. Sports on base are not much different than athletic associations in the civilian world. There's a tryout process that at times, can intimidate kids and prevent them from participating. In addition, the long deployments can also interfere with skills development and mandatory participation. Although our camps are just a week long, our impact can change a military child's life.
As a proud Veteran of the United States Air Force, it is an honor and a privilege to be able to continue my service to this country and our community. In 2014, we launched Operation: RiseUp! These are sports camps for military kids whose parents are serving in some capacity. Our first base was Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. I was stationed here for many years until I retired in 2012. We continue to serve JBMDL and just recently added another location. In the summer of 2017, we traveled to Hurlburt Field Air Base, Florida and conducted a week-long NFL flag football camp.
Our military camps are partially funded by the installations. Unfortunately, it does not cover all of our expenses. All donations made here will be utilized for OPERATION: RiseUp! 2018 Dates: Hurlburt Field Air Force Base Florida July 9-13. JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst New Jersey Aug 13-17