Date: Saturday, January 23, 2020
Location: Kilroy's Workshop, CO Springs
Hosted by: River Deep & SCI HOP
Participants: Operation TBI Freedom
We hosted a blacksmithing class this past weekend at Kilroy's Workshop with a group of Veterans learning the fundamentals. Our Master Blacksmith, Ron Hardman, took his time to make sure everyone understood the class and safety protocols. Not only did they learn about Blacksmithing but everyone got to put into practice what they were shown and forged their own piece of steal into a knife to take home with them!
January 4, 2021
Hosted by: River Deep Foundation & Denver SCI HOP
Location: Cottonwood Art Center - Colorado Springs
Participants: Operation TBI Freedom.
We had another amazing night at the Cottonwood Center for the Arts. We are thrilled that Cottonwood has offered continued opportunities to hold classes safely for us. Now more than ever it’s important for our clients to stay engaged in life despite the isolation of the pandemic. Our instructor tonight was Ben Bires, who guided us on painting landscapes. Each student was able to choose from a selection of landscape photos to paint from and they all created an amazing masterpieces! It was an evening of fun and relaxation for all of the participants and their family members
January 2, 2021
Pheasant Hunt at The Bluffs
This is the first outing of 2021 and we are excited to be hosting a group veterans from Operation TBI Freedom and Ft. Carson SRU. After some trap shooting and lunch, we split up into two groups of hunters with guides and dogs. It's a warm and sunny January day, perfect for walking the meadows and woods in search of pheasants. Everyone is having a great time and manages to put a few birds in the vests. We measure the success of our outings based on the enjoyment it brings to the participants and, thanks to everyone at The Bluffs, this day is another winner. We look forward to another year of watching our clients make steps toward healing through fun activities like this.