VIP Warriors is a Central Florida/Tampa Bay wounded veteran athletic organization that engages wounded veterans and their families of all branches and combat eras, in the participation of endurance sports. All levels of athletes are welcome. Veterans helping veterans through the healing process through the comeraderie is of training and competing in endurance sports, to include triathlons, cycling, marathons, mud run/obstacle courses.
“It’s better than a therapy session” a wounded veteran quote.
“I never thought I’d be able to do this ever again, thank you” – a quote from an amputee combat wounded veteran.
“Thank you for giving me my wife back” quote from husband of a service connected veteran.
VIP warriors was founded by Karla Malone, a mom to a combat wounded Naval service member and an Air Force service connected veteran. She is the daughter of a Korean War Navy Veteran, sister to a Navy and Army veteran. Her passion started while volunteering at Bethesda Naval and Walter Reed hospitals beginning in 2006. Her passion for engaging the wounded veteran community continues to change lives of wounded veterans and their families.