In Shadyside Saturday, a fundraiser to help wounded veterans enjoy outdoor hobbies that they thought would be impossible.
Outside Matt's Tiger Pub in Shadyside, volunteers for L-E-E-K Hunting and Mountain Preserve cooked hamburgers, hotdog's, and delicious rotisserie chicken to raise money one or even two types of track chairs that help wounded service members get around outside.
The chairs are meant be used in the great outdoors by severely injured service men and women at the Leek Hunting Preserve in Pennsylvania.
The preserve is used to thank veterans for their service and provide recreational programs such as hunting and fishing.
"It's medically proven that therapeutic recreation actually speeds up the healing process for our young men and women. And it's so important-like I've said before, we just can't forget their service and sacrifice.," said LEEK Preserve Chief Edward Fisher.
LEEK is a completely free, volunteer-run facility dedicated to offering therapeutic outdoor programs for wounded veterans with all levels of disabilities. For more information on the preserve you can go to www.leek preserve.com.