Our Team at Operation Motorsport
Beneficiary Trustee & Academy Manager
Operation Motorsport Staff and Volunteer Staff
eMotorsports Program Manager
PR / Marketing Manager
Social Media Coordinator
Team Photographer (Motorsports)
CrowdStrike / AWS
Robert (Bob) J. Page
SRO Motorsports America
The reason this all came to be.
Major Jake Porter
Organization and Mission
Established on June 28, 2017, Operation Motorsport promotes the physical, emotional, psychological, and educational life skills necessary for recovery and reintegration into civilian life.
Operation Motorsport has three distinct roles: to offer motorsport as a recovery activity, to provide diversionary opportunities , and as relationship managers to the motorsports industry for opportunities for medically retiring service members and disabled veterans.
Involvement in the preparation, development, coaching, and teamwork in motorsports competitions is a hugely cathartic experience. By competing in racing and working together in motorsports, we engender a real team ethos.
It is about so much more than just racing—car preparation, logistics, support, and race management all present challenges to be overcome.
All of these aspects will be part of the Academy – Immersion– Diversionary Therapy programs, and Operation Motorsport’s beneficiaries may enter the programs at a Diversionary Theray level through eMotorsport or Patriot Corrals and transition through at their own speed or enter directly into the Motorsport Immersion Program.
The Community Need
Approximately 1,000 Regular Force members of the Canadian Armed Forces are medically released annually because they no longer meet the Universality of Service.
The Joint 2013 Life After Service Survey found that 25 percent of medically released respondents, who were veterans of Regular Force Service, reported a very or moderately difficult transition to civilian life, and of that, 60% of disabled veterans are unemployed.
The US Army numbers are even more staggering. With the Army being the largest of the 4 services, there are approximately 17,000 US Army Soldiers that are separated with a medical disability annually.