The purpose of this fundraiser is to secure two Polaris Off road vehicles for Camp Valor Outdoors in Kingsville MO. They are in need of machines which are more powerful, functional and reliable to continue with the mission it has taken on.
Based off of the needs of tha Camp and the veterans it serves, they would be best served by a Sportsman® WV850 H.O. ATV for warriors to trail ride as well as use for transportation to and from activity sites. They would also benefit greatly by a RANGER CREW® 900 EPS SxS for transporting warriors and their gear to the hunting spots as well as work and maintenace of grounds.
The mission of Camp Valor Outdoors is to recognize and honor our wounded veterans and their families with the opportunity to participate in competitive outdoor activities with dignity and respect while empowering them with the skills and motivation to overcome their injuries.
Camp Valor Outdoors offers free ADA accessible facility for lodging or meeting house for special events and services to ill, injured, and wounded veterans and their families who come to rest and heal; while at the same time allowing them to experience the great outdoors. Activities and adaptive sports include:
- ? competitive guided turkey and deer hunts to include bow, muzzleloader, rifle, and shotgun
- ? competitive guided fishing
- ? competitive guided waterfowl hunting
- ? sport shooting including archery, skeet, rifle, pistol, and para-olympic shooting
- ? explore the outdoors through nature walks and riding ATV’s
- ? foraging through fruit and vegetable gardens
- ? bird and wildlife watching/photography
- ? and more....
Warriors can rest in the spa or simply relax around the ever-burning camp fire.
ALL OF THIS IS AGAIN...AT NO COST TO THE VETERANS. Camp Valor Outdoors it a non-profit organization, and most of the facilities and equipment have been donated by various organizations or purchased by its founder and Executive Director, Maj John T. Schwent, Jr., USMC (Ret).
Below is just a little more about Maj John Schwent himself, that may help to illustrate the man behind the organization.
John served nearly 23 years of active duty service in the United States Marine Corps. He was enlisted for the first 11 years attaining the rank of SSgt. and served the last 12 years as an Officer retiring as a Major in December 2008. His last duty assignment was in Kansas City, MO as the Deputy Director, Marine Corps Total Force Systems.
John has been coaching shooters for over 25+ years. John is a Marine Corps Distinguished Rifleman as well as a Presidents Hundred recipient (awarded by the Civilian Marksmanship Program to the 100 top-scoring military and civilian shooters in the President's Pistol and President's Rifle Matches). Since 2010, John also has served as the Head Coach, Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Shooting Team have won 21 out 24 medals for the last two years in a row at the Warrior Games. John regularly participates in local, state, regional, and national level shooting competitions.
Since 2008, John has served in several capacities to include Vice President of Operations for a national manufacturing company as well as the Chief Executive Officer for Iron County Hospital in Pilot Knob, MO, where John retired from in May 2012 in order to devote more of his time to helping veterans.
He has affiliations with Life Member NRA, Life Member Military Officers Association of America, Life Member Disabled American Vets, VFW, Marine Corps League, Marine Corps Distinguished Shooters Association… to name a few.