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Free Memberships for any Veteran & Family at World-Renowned Lakeshore Facilities

Here’s to Your Health


Lakeshore Foundation recently announced that U.S. Veterans and their household families now qualify for free memberships at its 45-acre campus in Homewood, Ala. “This new program reflects our deep commitment to veterans and builds on our efforts to support the overall well-being of our veterans through recreation, athletics, fitness, and aquatics. Lakeshore’s expert staff deliver engaging activities including cycling, shooting, archery, golf, wheelchair basketball, and pickleball,” said John D.  Kemp, President & CEO, Lakeshore Foundation.

Lakeshore Foundation pool
Lakeshore Foundation is offering free memberships to all local veterans and household family with or without a disability. The Premier membership package($65 per month value) includes aquatics center access.

The new Lakeshore Foundation Veterans Program is funded by a grant from the State of Alabama. “There is nothing more important to me than supporting the needs of our Veterans here in Alabama and across the U.S.,” said Will Ainsworth, Lt. Governor, State of Alabama. “We worked with Alabama legislators to create and fund this grant so that every Veteran household qualifies for a free membership to Lakeshore Foundation.”

Veterans Program Announcement Kemp on far left
John D.  Kemp, President & CEO, Lakeshore Foundation recently announced the new Lakeshore Foundation free Veterans program. Lakeshore has also been instrumental in supporting and providing its expertise to injured military-focused sporting events like Invictus Games, Valor Games and Paralyzed Veterans of America camps.

In 2003, Lakeshore was designated as an official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site. In 2006, as a response to the significant number of men and women acquiring injuries from Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Lakeshore Foundation formalized its long-held commitment to veterans with the establishment of Operation Lima Foxtrot which offers camps and programs for injured military and their families from across the country at no cost. In addition, Lakeshore established Operation Endurance, which offered free Lakeshore memberships to local veterans with a service-connected disability. Lakeshore currently provides opportunities for veterans to live a healthy lifestyle through physical activity, research, advocacy, and health promotion. Programs at Lakeshore are inclusive of veterans with and without physical disabilities including dozens of fitness, aquatics, and recreational activities at its Birmingham facility. “Just as important as the activities is the strong sense of community created through Lakeshore Foundation’s programs,” said Kemp. “All veterans and their families deserve a place to exercise, as well as rejuvenate their minds, hearts and bodies.”

To obtain a Veterans Lakeshore Foundation membership visit and fill out a membership application. You can also call 205-313-7400 to learn more and schedule a facility tour. †



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