Adaptive Training Foundation
Mizzen+Main is proud to sponsor the Adaptive Training Foundation (ATF) and its efforts to provide rehabilitating, adaptive performance training to veterans and individuals who have suffered life-altering injuries.
“ATF really put a fire under me. The biggest thing I’ve learned is that I’m enough. I can do anything I set my mind to. It’s amazing the things that you can accomplish with the right people in your corner and the right people looking out for you.” – Donovan, Mizzen+Main’s sponsored ATF athlete
The Adaptive Training Foundation was founded by former NFL player David Vobora in 2014 after he had an impactful experience training Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the US Army. Ever since then, ATF has passionately worked to bridge the gap between functional rehabilitation and adapted sport.
Each year, the Adaptive Training Foundation welcomes 4 different classes of adaptive athletes to participate in a 9 week course developed to restore lives and empower individuals.
learn how mizzen+main partners with ATF
Mizzen+Main has always had a passion to support veterans. Four times a year, we proudly sponsor one athlete through the Adaptive Training Foundation Redefine program. We have a representative of our team on site at the ATF training facilities twice per week throughout the program, providing support to both the athletes and instructors.
"Having Mizzen+Main support me has been a huge game changer.” - Donovan, Mizzen+Main's sponsored ATF athlete
"Through ATF’s programs, athletes are brought into a community that envelopes courage, hope, and the attitude to never settle despite what life has thrown their way. I’m proud to be a small part of ATF’s mission to impact lives."
- Tim W., Mizzen+Main Marketing Associate
Get To Know Donovan, Mizzen+Main’s sponsored athlete from ATF’s 17th adaptive athlete class.
Donovan served in the Army as an Army Specialist from 2012-2017, doing two tours of duty in Afghanistan. Once back in the states, Donovan lost his leg due to trauma sustained from a motorcycle accident in 2017. In the past two years, Donovan has made remarkable progress on his road to recovery. He joined the Adaptive Training Foundation Redefine program with hopes of increasing lower body strength and stability and the intention of gaining confidence. Another goal he hoped to accomplish was the ‘muscle up’ challenge, one of the most difficult workouts/challenges at the Adaptive Training facility. We are so proud to report that Donovan has accomplished these goals in stride and with a smile on his face. He has now completed his 9 week class at the Adaptive Training Foundation and earned his ATF patch. We cannot wait to continue to support Donovan and all future athletes we have the honor of walking beside and sponsoring.