The mission of Veterans Overcoming Obstacles (VO2) is to help veterans battle PTSD and drug and alcohol addiction, and to prevent suicide through health and fitness. We accomplish this through support group meetings, yoga, group fitness, and obstacle course racing. We are looking to rebuild the camaraderie we once had during military service while bridging the gap between veterans and civilians. VO2 is a non-profit organization that is committed to helping veterans transition from military service to being healthy, active, and productive members of society.
Veterans Overcoming Obstacles offers support to veterans in the southern Colorado community through support groups and sponsorship for various events throughout Colorado.
On top of sponsoring veterans for official events such as Spartan Races and Tough Mudder races, we host our own events to raise money for several different veteran causes and to give back to the community through shared unity and adversity.
Some of the annual events we host are Survival of the Fittest, Silkies and Singlets, Memorial Day Murph, a Veterans Day Ruck, and 31 Heroes.
Veteran’s Overcoming Obstacles (VO2) is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit in the state of Colorado with the tax ID number of 47-2158817 and entity identification number of 20141636563. Veterans Overcoming Obstacles Mission is to help veterans battle PTSD and prevent suicide through health and fitness. VO2 accomplishes this through support group meetings, yoga, CrossFit, and obstacle course racing. We are looking to rebuild the camaraderie veterans once had in service, while bridging the gap between veteran and civilian. VO2 is committed to helping veteran transition from service to being healthy, active, productive members of society.
VO2 has accomplished this mission through the creation of obstacle course racing teams, participation in local events, and by putting on their own events in which veterans and civilians can compete side by side. The events that VO2 has participated in within the past 2 years include:
Baylon Michael Meyer Run (5k/10k), Spartan Trifecta (The Spartan Sprint, Spartan Super, and Spartan Beast), Tough Mudder, Pueblo and Colorado Springs Big Dog Brag, Veterans Overcoming Obstacles Silkies and Singlets Deadlift Competition, Veterans Overcoming Obstacles Hero Workout “Whalen”, Memorial Day Murph, Chris Kyle Ruck March, Survival of the Fittest, Veterans Overcoming Obstacles Annual Golf Tournament, Student Veterans of America’s Baton Memorial March.
VO2’s current goals are to sponsor veterans to participate in obstacle course races (Tough Mudder, Spartan Sprint, and The Big Dog Brag) as well as various other fitness events, receive gym memberships, and attend yoga classes. Along with, continuously increasing attendance at weekly support group meetings and receiving testimonials that show the significant impact of VO2’s programs. In the next 3-5 years VO2 would like to increase its members, obtain its own facility, and start chapters nationally.
With the help from your generous contribution VO2 will fund a yoga program specifically designed for veterans, pay entry fees for veterans to participate in obstacle course races, various fitness events, and pay gym membership fees for veterans. With more funding VO2 can assist more veterans and impact more lives in the Pueblo community and beyond.
Thank you for your support. Semper Fi!
Founder and Director of Veterans Overcoming Obstacles