Matthew Shepherd

Matthew Shepherd

“We all go through situations in life that are physically, mentally, and emotionally challenging when we find ourselves overwhelmed and drained.  MVP is about embracing the obstacles, finding the confidence, coming together, and sharing experiences with fellow veterans; knowing that we’re not alone and having a safe place to find courage and bond amidst the chaos and uncertainty.”

Steven Passmore

Steven Passmore

MVP came into my life while I was at a low point. Early 2017 I had very little self-worth, I only identified with my faults and shortcomings, and I had absolutely no purpose. Though I appreciate and have come to cherish the views, perceptions, and experiences of my brothers and sisters in arms, it was the experience of Ryan Leaf that made a lasting impact on me. I respected and admired Ryan's honesty, integrity, and humility. I too wanted to write my comeback story, and I said to myself, "If Ryan Leaf can fall from grace in the national spotlight, and mount a comeback, so can I."

Dustin Holcomb

Dustin Holcomb

“I've now found the family and camaraderie that I've needed since leaving the military.”

Jarrod Bunch

Jarrod Bunch

Being a part of "MVP" gives retired athletes and retired veterans the ability to interact and share experiences and stories of what it's like to be removed from such an influential part of  his or her life, and be expected to live like any other, "normal" person. Whatever "normal" is for us, we figure it out together.