Thanks Troops was originally started with a golf tournament in 2008. The idea was to give back to wounded military heroes. When visiting Fort Carson Golf Course, Thanks Troops founder met Jeremey Henderson, who had recently been hit by a mortar round and wasn’t able to walk. He had expressed how much he loved and missed playing golf. The first purchase from Thanks Troops was a special golf cart that allowed folks to golf by swinging the chair out of the golf cart and standing the person up so they could swing.
At that moment Thanks Troops Foundation realized their mission, ‘Provide recreational equipment and opportunities for troops injured in a combat situation.’
We’ve provided over $100,000 in grants and equipment in support of getting our troops back to doing what they enjoy.
We have purchased bicycles, 3 wheeled bicycles, adventure races, a cello, shotguns, golf clubs, soccer team entry fees, team jerseys and the list goes on and on. We have received several testimonies where warriors have said Thanks Troops literally saved their life.
We are proud to support and honor the men and women of this community who have made many sacrifices for our freedom and safety.