SOWW (Special Operations Wounded Warriors), a 501(c)(3) Charity, was formed in August of 2012 for the distinct purpose of providing outdoor experiences and focused therapeutic retreats to a select group of both active duty and veteran U.S. Military Special Operations Forces, that have received wounds (both seen and unseen) in battle or significant training accidents, most of which that have been awarded our Country’s prestigious Purple Heart Medal.
SOWW was founded by five individuals comprised of U.S. Military Special Forces Veterans, local businessmen, and avid outdoors-man. It was started for the intent of offering thanks and fellowship to the men and women of our Special Operation Forces who have sacrificed so greatly for our own personal freedoms and safety.
It is the belief of SOWW that we truly can make a difference in the life of a service member who has chosen to put their safety at risk while defending our freedoms and that has suffered personal injury in that endeavor.
SOWW feels that there is not a more deserving group of individuals than our Special Operation Forces members that frequently stand in harm’s way for the protection of our freedoms, often with little or no recognition.
These men and women pay not only a physical and mental price during their service to our Country; some have paid the ultimate price, for their fellow man. For those that return home, often with the never fading scars of their conquests, SOWW exists to demonstrate our Country’s appreciation for their efforts and contributions. It is our objective to help bridge the gap from military service to the enjoyment of the freedoms that they fought so courageously to defend.
The SOWW Logos were designed to represent our purpose. The colors red, white, and blue, used in the logos, are to cement our appreciation for our Country and for those that serve to protect the freedoms represented by our flag.
Each of the 5 stars shown, represents one of our Country’s military and Special Operations Forces that are assembled and trained to carry out sometimes public but often times untold missions in support of our Country’s needs.
Inside of the O of SOWW and surrounded by our Country’s colors, you will find the prestigious Purple Heart Medal, which is awarded to military men and women of which while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the U.S. Armed Services after April 5, 1917, has been wounded or killed.
Inside of the Purple Heart Medal, you will find the symbol of the spear which is representative of all of America’s Special Operations Forces, the sole focus of our charitable efforts.
“I just wanted to say Thanks for having me. The hunt was awesome and the time spent with like minded individuals was even better. It made me realize how much I really missed my time with the guys. Great stuff. Thanks for all you are doing for all of us!”Jason "Jay" Redman
“SOWW, you put on the best event for wounded warriors I’ve seen yet! It was truly inspirational seeing great Americans putting together this hunt for us. All of the time, effort, and support from SOWW really makes me proud to be an American. The best hunt I’ve been on and it will always be etched in my memory. Thank you again SOWW!”BV
“The outpouring of support from the true patriots at SOWW was truly humbling. The time and effort these great Americans placed in planning and executing a first rate hunting event for us wounded guys was amazing to see. Thank you SOWW for putting together one of the best hunts I have ever been on.”JT