When a military recruit signs the dotted line and raises a hand to swear the solemn oath, their service and sacrifice begins. Often unseen, but never forgotten, are the children who make those sacrifices, too. While Mom or Dad proudly serves, these ‘little heroes’ endure long deployments, extended training exercises and many of the stressors inherent in military life.
The United Heroes League (UHL) would like to honor these children with free sports gear, pro-sports tickets, access to free sports camps, and grants to cover the costs of sports association fees. UHL also provides once in a lifetime experiences to military families, including past trips to Super Bowl 52, the NHL All Star Game and in-person meetings with professional athletes.
Any active service member or Honorably discharged Veteran who deployed to a combat zone (as defined by DOD or VA), with children under 18-years-old, are encouraged to apply.
To date, United Heroes League has provided over $10 million dollars’ worth of sports gear, tickets, camps and grants to over 40,000 military families across the U.S. 120 athlete ambassadors from six different sports and over 30 professional sports organizations have joined the UHL Team.
Also for 2019, United Heroes League proudly introduces UHL Outdoors. Military and Veteran families can join NHL All Star and passionate military supporter Steve Payne for one of eight nationwide fishing events. The service member or Veteran, and their child, will join Payne and a host of professional athletes out on the water for a memorable day of fishing.
“You have no idea how much joy it gave me to watch my son light up opening the box to his first pair of skates on his birthday! I have never seen him so happy. He immediately took of his shoes and tried to put the skates on in the kitchen. Thank you, thank you, thank you!” –Drew (USAF)
Based in Hastings, Minnesota, United Heroes League is a nationally registered 501c3 non-profit organization and maintains an average 90% giving rate.
Learn more about UHL’s eligibility and prioritization at https://unitedheroesleague.org/whos-eligible/
Disclaimer: The sharing of any non-VA information does not constitute an endorsement of products or services on the part of the VA.