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Battle Scarred Motorsports

A Heroes Mental Health Resiliency Resource

Biloxi, MS   |  www.battlescarred.org

Mission

We are Battle Scarred Motorsports a non-profit charity organized and operated by veterans and active duty for our nation's heroes. These brave men and women are mortals’ just like those they have sworn to protect. Many times, they can feel lonely or depressed. They are placing themselves on a pedestal of pride, unable to ask for help, and too fearful to look for it. This fear of seeking help causes some to drive hours to see a therapist outside their state, pay in cash, and use a fake name to avoid a paper trail. The fear causes many to hide the very thing that makes us human. This loneliness is a contributing factor to severe depression, homelessness, and suicide. It is our mission to provide an avenue for these heroes to talk to a family they once trusted with all their hearts. We have a

Ruling year info

2019

CEO/President of the Board

Brian Czech

COO/Vice President of the Board

Brian Fennell

Main address

5388 Garden Ln

Biloxi, MS 39532 USA

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EIN

83-4434753

NTEE code info

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

Amateur Sports Competitions (N70)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our brave men and women return home from lengthy deployments or clock out after a rough shift in need of a way to decompress safely. Since 2017 we have proudly given them a place to relax, relieve that stress, and be amongst a familiar family who understands the struggles that come with putting the needs of others before their own. We give them that place that allows them to be released from the grip of depression, anxiety, and loneliness. Our functional therapy provides a mental health resiliency that lives on in every life we touch, and we are proud of that fact. We will always put our nation's heroes first.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

The Racing Corps

We are USMC Racing, a non-profit charity organized and operated by veterans and active duty FOR our nations heroes. Whether behind the wheel of a race car, changing tires on pit lane or ensuring we are mechanically sound our team brings like minded men and women together in a sport which requires laser focus. Our bonds are strong given what we have sacrificed in the name of freedom. We give them a family they once trusted with all their heart all while taking the checkered flag.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Military personnel

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of free participants on field trips

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Veterans

Related Program

The Racing Corps

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of veterans who report a decrease in depression

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Veterans

Related Program

The Racing Corps

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of veterans with PTSD served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Veterans

Related Program

The Racing Corps

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people who received clinical mental health care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

The Racing Corps

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Hours of physical activity performed by clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

The Racing Corps

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

man-hours added

Number of lessons taught

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

The Racing Corps

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of health education trainings conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

The Racing Corps

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

These brave men and women are mortals like those they have sworn to protect. Many times, they can feel lonely or depressed. They are placing themselves on a pedestal of pride, unable to ask for help, and too fearful to look for it. This fear of seeking help causes some to drive hours to see a therapist outside their state, pay in cash, and use a fake name to avoid a paper trail. Fear causes many to hide the very thing that makes us human. This loneliness is a contributing factor to severe depression, homelessness, and suicide. Battle Scarred Motorsport's mission is to provide an avenue for these heroes to talk to a family they once trusted with all their hearts. We have all suffered through similar struggles throughout our lives. Our military and first responder communities share a unique bond of brother and sisterhood. A bond that we continue on the racetrack. We share our stories, our memories, and our strife. All while crossing that checkered flag.

We have secured sponsors and donors by working within the racing industry, allowing us to run 5-7 endurance racing events in as many states each year. Since 2017, we have increased to a total of three purpose-built race cars. Providing functional therapy (adrenaline therapy) for our military and first responder families. We have changed lives; we see it each time we hit the track. We provide much more than cars. However, we have all the safety equipment required to race safely and food and lodging provided at each event we enter.

We own three race cars, a 1996 Crown Victoria, a 2011 Crown Victoria (donated from the Richland County Sheriffs Dept, from Live PD), and a 1978 Camaro. Each car is purpose-built for endurance racing. The cars provide an on-track experience they will get nowhere else. These men and women who become a part of our racing family don't just race; they assist with repairs, pit stops, driver swaps, and fueling responsibilities. This cohesion-building weekend provides an invaluable experience that has been changing lives since 2017.

We started with one car and a 10x10 tent. In less than three years, we have expanded to three cars and a 30x20 tent, which at this point isn't even big enough. Looking to the future, we need a better way to move three cars as the trailer we own now only holds two. That is our goal for 2023, find/purchase or donate a trailer that cannot only hold three cars but is enclosed to keep our equipment safe while we await our next event.

Financials

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Battle Scarred Motorsports

Board of directors
as of 04/13/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Brian Fennell

Battle Scarred Motorsports

Term: 2019 -


Board co-chair

Daniel Johnson

Battle Scarred Motorsports

Term: 2021 -

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/12/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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