National President Jacob Shadinger
Senior National President Lori B. Walters
National Theme “Keeping Everyone On The Move”
National President’s Project 2021-2022: 11 Strong
Each year, the National President creates a National Project and Theme in support of educational programs. Led by the National President and Senior National President, the National Officers, State Presidents, and National Chairmen promote the project and theme throughout the country.
This year N.S.C.A.R. will be partnering with the OSCAR MIKE Foundation.
The Oscar Mike Foundation is a veteran owned 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization that hosts adaptive sporting clinics for veterans with physical disabilities. At these clinics, veterans will do everything from wheelchair rugby to skydiving and so much more. The purpose is to show these veterans that their disabilities do not limit them and that they can stay OSCAR MIKE (on the move).
N.S.C.A.R. will be supporting the OSCAR MIKE Foundation in two ways.
1. N.S.C.A.R. will be raising funds to sponsor the first ever OSCAR MIKE kids’ program where “11 Strong” Kids with physical disabilities will come together and participate in a weeklong clinic filled with adaptive sporting events and leadership workshops.
2. N.S.C.A.R. will also be helping OSCAR MIKE promote awareness of the current rate of veteran suicide problem in America, and their goal of cutting it in half from 22 a day to 11 a day.
This is where the project nickname of “11 Strong” comes from. One name – Two missions.
Through this year’s National Theme, members are encouraged to get active and stay “On the Move” whether that be in their local societies, community, or by being physically active.
To learn more about OSCAR MIKE please visit https://www.oscarmike.org/pages/foundation
To Support the “11 Strong” Campaign, please visit https://www.oscarmike.org/pages/car-11-strong
Past National Projects include patriotic efforts such as promoting bonds during World War I and donating an ambulance during World War II. More recent projects include protecting artifacts uncovered in Mount Vernon’s archaeological digs; providing an outdoor classroom at the Independence Park Institute in Philadelphia, PA; and contributing to The National World War II Museum for the acquisition of educational tools and resources for the Student/Teacher Resource Center.