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Paddle for Patriots

Thank you for making these events happen

Veteran Adventures Program Coordinator Greg Nejmanowski paddled the entire length of the Mississippi River this summer to raise awareness of and support for the Program.  Thanks to the generosity of almost 300 donors, he raised $25,500 to make these events and other upcoming events possible.  

At the moment, Veteran Adventures and Touch of Nature are postponing all events through May 10 over concerns with Covid-19.  

Veteran Adventures is a veterans program started by SIU’s Touch of Nature.  Our mission is to help ease the transition from military life to civilian life through powerful outdoor expeditions and events.  These expeditions and events are free and open to all veterans, current service members, members of the National Guard/Reserves and ROTC, and are made possible thanks to the generosity of the community through donations and various fundraising efforts by both Touch of Nature and its Veteran Adventures program.