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Veteran Programs

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Project Hero City of Reno 

Founded in 2008, Project Hero is a groundbreaking national non-profit organization dedicated to helping Veterans and First Responders affected by PTSD, TBI and injury achieve rehabilitation, recovery and resilience in their daily lives and increasing awareness to combat the national mental health emergency posed by PTSD and TBI.  

About Project HERO - City of Reno

Veterans wishing to participate in Project HERO can use their own bicycles. The City of Reno program is unique in its ability to rent bicycles, which were purchased through a GE funding grant, to Veteran participants (6 months, no cost). Bicycle availability is limited and subject to current bicycle inventory on hand. For safety and riding comfort, veterans will be paired up with the appropriate size bicycle.

Project HERO City of Reno Bike Rentals

  1. Road bikes are for Project HERO City of Reno Veteran program participants only.

  2. Bikes will be rented for a 6 month period at no charge.

  3. Veterans must participate and use bikes for sanctioned Project HERO events and rides.

  4. If there are participation issues, City of Reno reserves the right to request immediate return of Project HERO City of Reno equipment.   

Visit the Project HERO website or Project HERO on Facebook.

America's Warrior Partnership - Four Star Alliance

Is membership of nationally recognized programs of excellence, who provide therapeutic and community based recreation services to veterans and their family members.  The City of Reno is honored to be recognized by the America's Warrior Partnership for providing programs of excellence.  The City of Reno will benefit from membership in the alliance by gaining knowledge through research about how to continue to develop programs that impact the lives of veterans and their families. Visit America's Warrior Partnership and Four Star Alliance website for more information.

Military Sports Camp

Annually the City of Reno with the generous support of its presenting sponsors and local adaptive sports programs host 15 disabled veterans and injured service members and their spouse/guest for a multi-day Military Sports Camp. All skill levels are welcome. This program is not just about sports; it’s also about attitude, camaraderie and promoting healthy, active lifestyles. There is no cost to Military Service Men or Women and their guest. Registration preference will be given to Nevada Service Members and Residents. For more information contact April Wolfe at (775) 333-7765 or

Fit but Not Forgotten

City of Reno hosts weekly community based fitness class in our facility weight room.  Classes will be taught by a VA Exercise Physiologist or City of Reno Certified Fitness instructor.  Disabled veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces will be required to participate in a minimum of 4 structured classes to be eligible for a FREE all inclusive facility membership. This program is made possible through a grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the VA Sierra Nevada Healthcare System. See flyer for more information.  

New sessions start at the beginning of each month. For more information, please contact April Wolfe, 775-333-7765.

Military to the Mountains

The City of Reno Parks and Recreation Department, Adaptive Training Foundation in Dallas, TX, and the High Fives Foundation in Truckee, CA have teamed up to host a program called Military to the Mountains. Twenty Two Injured US Military Veterans are trained for nine weeks at the Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center and Double Diamond Athletic Club, preparing them for a week of skiing at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows in California from March 15- 21, 2020. The Veterans are instructed by Achieve Tahoe adaptive ski program. For more information about the program visit the High Fives Foundation Website.

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