As the first Quarter of 2022 comes to a close, we have been busy! We hosted our first-ever Cocktail Hour in partnership with the Midwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce at Kauffman Stadium with an attendance of over 100 attendees! Veteran owned Organizations, stretching from Kansas City to Bozeman, Montana, came together for an evening of networking and camaraderie.
We are rapidly closing on one of our more ambitious goals of the year, to award a grant of $5,000 to a Veteran or First Responder owned business.
We have multiple hunts on the schedule, with more coming in! We are super excited about one, in particular, partnering with War Horses for Veterans. We will be facilitating a hunt for a former Kansas City, Missouri Police Officer along with a Veteran from the Special Operations Community.
If you haven't visited our website recently, I highly suggest you visit and check it out! Be sure to subscribe to our new e-mail list! (Wait till you see what's next) We got a facelift, re-branded, and have created a closed-loop process for donating. This new process will allow you to have a direct impact on providing Ecotherapy and additional resources for our Nations's Veterans, First Responders, and their families!
We are finalizing our Corporate and Small business partnership program. This will not be a "one size" fits all approach. We will be taking an individual approach to each business to ensure we are bringing value back to those businesses. So! If you know of a small business or corporation that shares our values, please share us with them!
I also want to take a moment to share with you: Joseph Matthew Messina was born November 13, 1994, at Scott Air Force Base in Belleville, Illinois to his parents Cynthia Leigh (Neitzke) Messina and Richard James Messina. Joe passed away at the age of 27 on March 6, 2022, in Colorado while travelling back home to Kansas City with his wife, Michelle Messina.
Joe was a member of the Olathe, Kansas Fire Department, and an Infantryman in the Missouri National Guard. Our hearts and prayers are with the entire Messina family during this time. Second Chance Outdoors was listed as an "in lieu" of for the Messina family and I am truly; truly humbled. You can read all about Joe here. Rest Easy Joe, we've got the watch.
See you on the mountain! Logan