Providing Monthly Wellness Workshops for Hospitalized Veterans

 Since 1/28/2016, in our monthly Wellness Workshops, we have hosted:

500 VETERANS!

These workshops get our Veterans out of the hospital and use physical fitness along with positive peer to peer support to create a healthy and memorable experience. We invite them to join our team of volunteers as they transition back into their lives to stay active and connected. 

 

WHO WE ARE

Play for Your Freedom is an official 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization based out of Newburgh, NY.  Our primary focus is on our monthly Wellness Workshops conducted to better the lives of local hospitalized Veterans.
 

WHAT WE DO

We provide activities and programming to get the patients from the hospital involved no matter what their age or ability is. We do this with our monthly Wellness Workshops which involves group exercise, flag football, supportive discussion and camaraderie.

Local dollars for local Veterans

We are all volunteer-based on the PFYF staff and every dollar donated goes directly to the program expenses of the monthly Wellness Workshops and Real Helmets - Real Heroes program.

The Spotlight

Play for Your Freedom is celebrating one year of hosting Wellness Workshops for the Mind, Body and Soldier. 

We came together on January 25th for one of our football games, and it was unlike any other game we have played yet. I always say every workshop is different from the Veterans, to the volunteers and the backing from the community. We celebrated at Newburgh Armory United Center in such a patriotic fashion, hosting 30 Veterans from Montrose VA, our all star cast of volunteers, our incredible NFL Alumni, the colors of our country held high by ROTC and Scouts from Marist and Washingtonille.  We gave thanks, uplifted our Veterans and did what we do best... PLAYED FOR OUR FREEDOM!

To date we have welcomed 500 Veterans into our program, have had return volunteers, amazing feedback and started laying the bricks to our fitness/positive support based empire. We power forward excited to shake hands with another 500 of our incredible men and women Service Members, fighting for the freedoms of this country. I'm in awe and truly thankful for the opportunity to be apart of something so amazing.

David Lionheart - Founder

Playing Football with Veterans & NFL Alumni

 

Our football program has become our flagship event for local hospitalized Veterans. This event combines the excitement of being coached by NFL Alumni, exercising with your peers, and finishing the evening with a healthy dinner and live music. During dinner every Veteran is presented with a PFYF football helmet to have signed by the NFL Alumni. 

 

Wellness Workshops for the Mind, Body and Soldier

Alumni Visits

former superbowl champions

We have been blessed to have the support of local NFL alumni Stephen Baker, Odessa Turner, Gary Brown and Damian Gregory.  They add a competitive nature and respected professionalism while focusing on fun football games with the Veterans. 

Exercise

workout fun & camaraderie

We base our workouts on a self monitored pace. The Veterans can play as much or as little as they would like. We make sure there is something for everyone to do no matter what their physical or mental ability. We all participate TOGETHER. 

 

Our Latest Workshops

A Symbol of Hope For the Veterans That Attend Our Workshops.

Real Helmets - Real Heroes uses donated helmets as symbols of hope for the Veterans that attend our workshops. No matter where they are on their journey working themselves back into the society that they have bravely fought for, they know that Play for Your Freedom is there for them, every step of the way. Its our way of saying thank you.