Founded in September, 2010, The Arkansas Freedom Fund exists to serve and support rehabilitative recreational outdoor activities that benefit our military, veterans, wounded/disabled veterans and their families.
Our goals are to provide the tools for our veterans to get stronger, go faster and not be a statistic of loss or failure. If they can dream it, we want to make it happen. We are designed for the veterans to participate and experience all aspects of recovery and reintegration. Through adaptive program events that include cycling, golfing, hunting, fishing, hiking and martial arts, we are empowering Arkansas’ veterans to experience life as they did before their service. … No veteran is alone!
- The best way to see where your money goes is the “Buy a Bike” program. A purchase of an adaptive handcycle, three wheel recumbent trike or two wheeled bike goes directly to a veteran. Bike costs range from $1,000 for a road bike to $3,000 for a handcycle.
- Custom fitted golf clubs cost $2,000. Our hunt program needs blinds and equipment. Visit our website for our current needs and donation opportunities. Event in-kind donations are also welcomed.
Fundraisers and Events
• The Arkansas Challenge Warrior Bicycle Ride, October 8, 2016, at the Clinton Center in Little Rock
• The Freedom Scramble Golf Tournament each May at Diamante Golf Course in Hot Springs Village
• Northwest Arkansas Bike and Hike in Fayetteville each April
• Fishing with Heroes Bass Tournament at Lake Dardanelle each June
• Freedom Adventure Hike Program April-October at an Arkansas State Park
• Freedom Hunts with groups and clubs throughout Arkansas during respective hunting seasons
Executive Director/ Founder: Mark Leonard
Don Kennedy, Chairman
Pam Griffin, Vice Chairman
Sylvia Matthews, Secretary
Bill Butterworth, Treasurer
Gary Wynn, Hunt Program Chairman
Mickey Spillane, Hike Program Chairman
Clyde Shirron, Golf Program Chairman
Northwest Arkansas Director: Drew Suchanek
Bike Program Manager: Mike Otts
Chaplains: Bubba Smith and Odette Woods
Service area: Arkansas
PO Box 697
Bryant, AR 72089