Operation Rebound Earns Top Honors from Mutual of America's 2012 Community Partnership Award

San Diego Nonprofit Organization Named National Award Winner for Work with Military Personnel and First Responders with Permanent Physical Injuries

Nov 15, 2012, 11:37 ET from Mutual of America

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mutual of America announced today that Operation Rebound received the 2012 Governor Hugh L. Carey Award, presented annually to the national award-winning program in its Community Partnership Award competition.

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Challenged Athletes Foundation launched Operation Rebound in 2004 to provide adaptive sports equipment, sports prosthetics, training, mentoring and competition expenses for active duty service members, veterans and first responders (police, firefighters and paramedics) who have suffered permanent physical injuries as a result of their service.

Operation Rebound has helped nearly 1,400 injured service members to reactivate their competitive spirit and pursue important life experiences. Much of its outreach takes place in collaboration with the Military Medical Center Physical Training Program (MMCPT) and its partner hospitals across the country.

"Participating in sports often gives injured servicemen and women freedom of mobility before they even get their walking legs," explains Nico Marcolongo, CAF Operation Rebound Program Manager. "It demonstrates that they not only have the ability to overcome their challenges but also to set a strong example for what is possible."

About the Mutual of America Community Partnership Award

The Mutual of America Community Partnership Award annually honors the outstanding contributions that 10 nonprofit organizations, in partnership with public, private and other social sector organizations, make to society. Since its inception in 1996, the Community Partnership Award has recognized 170 partnerships from cities and towns all across America. To learn more about the Community Partnership Award, visit mutualofamerica.com/cpa.

"All of the 2012 honorees are leaders in society, creating innovative and effective solutions to help those in need," said Thomas J. Moran, Chairman, President and CEO, Mutual of America. "Through the Community Partnership Award, Mutual of America is proud to recognize, support and help extend the reach of these vital partnerships."

About Mutual of America

Mutual of America specializes in providing retirement products and related services to organizations and their employees, as well as to individuals. Since 1945, Mutual of America has remained committed to offering plan sponsors, plan participants and individuals carefully selected, quality products and services at a competitive price and the personal attention they need to help build and preserve assets for a financially secure future. For more information, visit mutualofamerica.com.


SOURCE Mutual of America