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Paddle for Patriots

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Hello! My name is Greg Nejmanowski. I'm an SIU alumnus, graduate assistant and the Veteran Adventures coordinator. I’m paddling the Mississippi River (2,300+ miles), to raise awareness and funds for Touch of Nature’s Veteran Adventures program. This endeavor/fundraiser is called: Paddle for Patriots​.

Veteran Adventures strives to offer expeditions and events free of charge. Our program is funded solely through fundraising and donations. Your support is paramount!

Long-distance outdoor expeditions are life changing and transformational for veterans. They are helping veterans re-find their purpose in life, increase their social functioning skills, and decrease anxiety and other PTSD symptoms.

Please help support Veteran Adventures during my journey.

Here's How Your Donation Helps Support Veteran Adventures

A Special Thanks To These Supporters Who Have Helped Make Paddle for Patriots Possible!

   Wilderness Systems     Dunn One Hour Heating and Air 


 Judge Services           U.S. Rep. Mike Bost                                            

         The Grafton Loading Dock                            Grafton Illinois

        Midwest Aviation                  Grand Tower, IL