STRAPS athletes work with schools and youth groups to promote the core values embraced by successful competitive athletes including the importance of teamwork, self-confidence, respect, good sportsmanship, self-discipline, perseverance and the value of setting and achieving goals that demand extraordinary personal commitment.
STRAPS athletes train and compete at the Morgan’s Wonderland Gym which is four miles from the San Antonio Area Medical Center (SAAMC) and the Center for the Intrepid (CFI). For that reason, the program places particular emphasis on offering adaptive and Paralympic style sports that appeal to wounded service members and veterans. As of July 2018, there are over 175 active STRAPS athletes 40% of whom are wounded service members or veterans.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with STRAPS! Volunteering is more than just receiving hours, school credit or filling a need that has been asked. It is about opportunity, education, awareness and sacrifice. What you want out of it is the effort put forth. At this time, we require a 6-hour minimum requirement for all volunteers.
“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”
For those filling a school requirement please follow the steps below:
- Register at the form below
- Visit our calendar to view our weekly programs being held
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your interested dates.