Since its program beginnings, Lakeshore proudly served members of our Armed Forces who sustained physical injuries during their time of service.
The Lima Foxtrot programs for the injured military began as a response to the significant number of men and women from acquiring injuries in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. With extended weekend programs for learning about adaptive and inclusive sports, recreation, fitness, nutrition, community integration and plenty of fun, Lakeshore has served over more than 2,800 injured service members and veterans, as well as their families from 46 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico since 2006. Each program has a specific focus based on disability, families or activities and held on an annual basis.
In addition to the extended weekend programs, Lakeshore also offers Operation Endurance, a program which grants ongoing access to Lakeshore's membership programs at no cost. Eligible service members and/or veterans must live in the greater Birmingham, Alabama area to qualify. Those who are applying for Operation Endurance must provide a copy of their DD-214 and their VA disability compensation rating breakdown.
Through Lima Foxtrot, active-duty personnel and veterans use lessons from sport and recreation to learn how to pursue an active, healthy lifestyle.