Home Base Veteran and Family Care Wins Fisher Cats Community Games

Second Annual Community Games took place during the May 23 Fisher Cats doubleheader against the Portland Sea Dogs

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Melissa LoVetere (Left, Back in the Saddle Equine Therapy) and Kristen Weitzel (Right, Wheelchair Health In Motion), face off in the Dizzy Bat Shuttle Run on Tuesday Night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. (Courtesy NH Fisher Cats)

MANCHESTER, NH – On May 23 the NH Fisher Cats hosted the annual Community Games. Home Base Veteran and Family Care outlasted six competing charities in a series of on-field challenges to win $500 for their cause. The Second Annual Community Games took place during the Fisher Cats (AA-Blue Jays) doubleheader against the Portland Sea Dogs (AA-Red Sox). 

Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds for post-9/11 Veterans, Service Members and their Families through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research.

From left to right, Sarah Baker (Merrimack Valley Assistance Program), David Leach (Pope Memorial SPCA), Melissa LoVetere (Back in the Saddle Equine Therapy), Kristen Weitzel (Wheelchair Health In Motion), and Ryan Van Der Weit (Home Base) prepare to compete for the Community Games prize of a $500 donation to their charity. (Courtesy NH Fisher Cats)

As a National Center of Excellence, Home Base operates the first and largest private-sector clinic in the nation devoted to healing invisible wounds such as post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression, co-occurring substance use disorder, military sexual trauma, family relationship challenges and other issues.

Home Base “tribute” Ryan Vander Weit is crowned champion of The Second Annual Community Games, outlasting representatives from six other local charities to earn $500 for his organization at Tuesday night’s Fisher Cats game. (Courtesy NH Fisher Cats)

Since inception, Home Base has served more than 11,000 Veterans and Family Members with care and support, trained more than 45,000 clinicians, educators and community members nationally and remains at the forefront of discovering new treatments – ensuring a brighter future for the 21st century warrior and military family. For more information please visit www.homebase.org.

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