Home Base

Home Base Adventure Series: Record-Breaking Year of Support for Veterans and Their Families

Home Base Florida’s commitment to providing enriching experiences for Veterans, Active-Duty Service Members, and Their Families reached new heights in the fiscal year of 2023 with a record-breaking year for their Adventure Series program. This initiative offers a wide array of FREE events and activities, made possible through collaborations with businesses and non-profit community organizations throughout Florida.

In the past year, Home Base Florida celebrated unprecedented success, with over 800 attendees participating in the Adventure Series. Veterans and Their Families were treated to a diverse range of experiences, including being honored on the field at the Boston Red Sox Spring Training game, attending Florida Everblades hockey games, participating in golf tournaments like the Kensington Golf Tournament, enjoying a free day cruise with Freedom Waters, hosting movie nights at CMX Cinemas, attending pizza socials and bingo nights, and engaging in free pickleball lessons from Naples Pickleball Center.

The Adventure Series went above and beyond this year, offering unique opportunities such as free golf lessons from Copperleaf Country Club, introductory Brazilian jiu-jitsu sessions at Gracie Belle, and volunteer experiences with organizations like Shy Wolf Sanctuary, Habitat for Humanity, and Animal Rescue Center. These events provided meaningful moments of joy, camaraderie, and skill-building for participants.

Crucial to the success of the Adventure Series is the support from the community, either through fiscal donations or in-kind donations. The generosity of businesses and individuals has enabled Home Base Florida to continue offering these transformative experiences, making a positive impact on the lives of veterans and their families.

As Home Base Florida reflects on this remarkable year, they express gratitude to the community partners, businesses, and individuals who have contributed to the success of the Adventure Series. The program’s growth and impact demonstrate the collective commitment to honoring and supporting those who have served in the military, fostering a sense of community and well-being for Veterans and Their Families.