June 13, 2020
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
“As a member of the Florida Defense Support Task Force, I am proud of all the service men and women that have been helped by The Eagle Fund. The treatment and rehabilitation services provided by the fund are vital to returning wounded warriors to their units so that they continue to fight for our country. - Representative Matt Gaetz Florida House of Representatives 4th District
Founded in 2010 by Andrews Institute and Athlete’s Performance (now EXOS), The Eagle Fund supports wounded and injured military service men and women from the United States Special Operations Community in their pursuit to return to active duty. Using the Andrews Continuum of Care model developed for professional athletes, the Eagle Fund gives wounded soldiers access to world-class sports medicine in an effort to restore their physical and mental health.
In 2013, the Florida Defense Support Task Force, which is supported administratively and logistically by Enterprise Florida, awarded a grant of $225,000 to The Eagle Fund to provide integrated restoration and training services for 50 Special Operations personnel over a period of eight months. Services provided included individual testing and analysis, physical therapy, nutrition education and performance training.
By the end of 2013, the 50 wounded warriors were rehabilitated and returned to active military duty. The Eagle Fund contributed to the soldiers’ overall well-being as military members and restored an important part of their mental and physical fitness for duty. As news of the program’s success has spread, private donors have stepped forward and committed hundreds of thousands of dollars to expand the program.