The mission of MiOFO is to provide improved outdoor recreation opportunities for wounded veterans and individuals with health challenges.
Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors (MiOFO) is a collaborative partnership whose mission is to provide outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities to wounded veterans and individuals with health challenges; and, to coordinate a support network that facilitates their recovery through connecting with nature.
MiOFO activities are centered around DNR-managed Sharonville State Game Area. The property is near several population centers: Ann Arbor, Jackson, Lansing, and Detroit.
The partners in this effort include the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Brain Injury Association, the Passing Along The Heritage (PATH) Foundation, the Eisenhower Center, Safari Club International (SCI) Foundation, Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council, Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC), Disabled American Veterans (DAV), American Legion, and others.
Assistive Resources Available for Use:
Tracked Wheelchair Reservations – Limited number of chairs available for use at Sharonville State Game Area and other areas as arranged
Accessible Hunting Blind Reservations – Limited number of accessible blinds on public land available
Hunting Guide to Assist Outdoorspeople – MiOFO certified volunteer helpers are available on scheduled days to provide one-on-one assistance
Contact Tom Jones, MiOFO Project Coordinator, to inquire about availability of services and resources from events to individual outdoor opportunities.
Call 734-612-6677, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (unavailable on state holidays).
The availability of this unequaled, publicly accessible center for barrier-free outdoor experiences is expected to draw numerous outdoors people to the area, providing an economic boost to nearby businesses and facilities. Check out our social media profiles as well:
Outdoor Adventure Congressional Medal Of Honor Recipient MIOFO
“A big thank you to Tom Jones for everything he is doing. Even though I only got one shot and had issues, it was overall a great time thanks to Tom. I hope to see much more of him and hope that his dreams continue to happen. A very great man and even better brother.”
Thank You So Much Tom for getting me out in the woods today. It truely was aswesome. I thought my hiking days were over! You showed me otherwise!!! Can’t wait till hunting season, and getting out into one of the blinds for the day!!!!!