As you visit family and friends this holiday season please feel free to inject the Foundation into your conversation. You can screen capture this page or download the fact sheet as a reference or for print or email. Encourage them to sign up for our newsletter or attend our next event on January 18th. No matter how you choose to contribute, you can make a difference just by raising awareness.

MISSION          Work Play Obsession: All In Foundation is a veteran owned non-profit organization that leverages recreational therapy in the form of Jiu Jitsu, art therapy, and water based activities (surfing & stand up paddle boarding) to help heal the invisible wounds of trauma. 

VISION             To build a community of inclusivity, familiarity, and understanding for military, law enforcement, and first responders. We serve to act as the bridge between identification and diagnosis of illness or injury as well as a continued support network through treatment and beyond through recovery.    

HOW               Our foundation organizes events to raise awareness and help heal Post-Traumatic Stress, anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideology. We do this through providing recreational activities (Jiu Jitsu, Art, Surfing / SUP) which serve to rekindle team bond, shared sense of purpose, and family. Our passion is people. We build a team that connects human-to-human with no judgement or bias in order to defeat the stigma associated with mental health. 

WHO               With over 60 years combined of active duty service, Special Operations experience, and numerous combat tours, our team has seen, experienced, and overcome high stress/traumatic events on the battlefield and at home. As a result, we are familiar with the impact those experiences have on mental health and quality of life post deployment/service.  Our mutual understanding is what makes us different. We are not counselors, doctors, or social workers. We are teammates and survivors.

Contact           Work Play Obsession All In Foundation

                        9093 Phillip Dorsey Way (HQ)

                        Columbia, Md 20145 

                        443-623-3158

 WorkPlayObsession.Com  (Work Play Obsession – Instagram, Facebook, YouTube)

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Purchase your tickets and mark you calendar for January 18th 2020! We will be hosting our first Art and Jiu Jitsu Fundraiser Event at Ground Control Columbia in support of our foundation. The event is open to all regardless of affiliation or level of training / experience. Focusing on social interaction and leveraging recreational therapy to build a community, we are combining two of our core elements into one event. We will be setting up and running an art studio and a Jiu Jitsu open mat while providing food and drinks. I think we’ll have everyone covered and create a fun night for everyone in attendance.

We will have a few loaner Gis and art canvases available if anyone wishes to try their hand at creating art or having their first Jiu Jitsu experience.

All proceeds will go towards funding future events and building our community. Please come out and support our effort to help heal the invisible wounds of trauma and bring our loved ones out of darkness.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-jiu-jitsu-building-a-community-tickets-84221363365?aff=ebdssbeac

The MSG Daniel Lovell Foundation (MDL Foundation) – Vets helping Vets.

“Teams of veterans work together on automotive restorations to donate to other in-need veterans, or as a team preparing for the 24 Hours of Lemons. It provides a setting where veterans can share stories and provide emotional support while working towards a common goal. MDLF provides national awareness by participating in car shows, amateur races, and organizing other awareness events.” https://www.ydr.com/story/news/military/veterans/2019/11/26/suicide-soldier-ptsd-sparks-friends-mission-help-others/4273849002/

As highlighted by the York Daily Record, the MDL Foundation is a veteran led foundation focused on helping veterans heal the invisible wounds of trauma. The Foundation leverages one of our key principles of Social Interaction, team building, and bonding through automotive work and vehicle restoration. January 14th the foundation will host “Danny’s Birthday Fundraiser,” an annual event that celebrates Dan’s birthday while raising critical funding that allows the foundation to provide veteran outreach programs.

We are proud to work closely with the MDL Foundation and support their mission. Please visit their website for details on their upcoming events and other ways to provide support. https://www.mdlfoundation.org