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Founded in memory of Army Cpl. Chris Coffland, Catch A Lift Fund (CAL) enables post 9/11 combat wounded Veterans to regain and maintain their physical and mental health by providing granted gym memberships, fitness programs or in-home gym equipment, anywhere in the United States.

In addition, CAL's M.A.P.S. Program ensures success by tracking progress and offers motivation, accountability and peer support through small squads of Veterans who heal together Vet to Vet. CAL Veterans are not only losing weight and moving away from obesity, but also eliminating the need for multiple prescription medications and finding their "new self". CAL Veterans are thriving, reintegrating, healing and saving each other's lives through newly established comradery; filling the void left after military service.




To help post 9/11 wounded Veterans heal through fitness and motivational support.



Make a donation. Donations are our largest source of funding. You can donate easily on our secured DONATIONS page at any time. For your convenience, donations can be made through our secured payment link, using a credit or debit card. Checks can be mailed as well. Catch A Lift is a non-profit 501 (C)(3) organization, TAX ID#27-3901149.

Become a volunteer. You can volunteer by helping spread local community awareness, sponsoring a fundraising event or participating in a fundraising event. Click on our VOLUNTEER page and become involved today.

Become a Corporate Sponsor. Sponsorship opportunities are available by visiting Contact Us .

CATCH A LIFT is a 501 ( c) (3) non-profit organization, TAX ID#27-3901149. After your donation is submitted, a confirmation will be sent and act as your receipt. Please print confirmation and retain for your tax records.


How to Apply

Please see the VET APPLICATION page for all directions on applying.




Any gym in the United States may be chosen by the veteran with the exception of Planet Fitness facilities which do not accept any form of payment that Catch A Lift offers.

It is the veteran's responsibility to provide the gym information and contact person on the application form. CATCH A LIFT will grant the yearly membership for the wounded veteran and if needed, the VA CAREGIVER, in compliance with the gyms and CATCH A LIFT's criteria. See GYMS ACROSS AMERICA.


News and Events

10/24 Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club Golf Tourna If you are a golfer in the Hendersonville, TN area, this is an event you won't want to miss!
11/13 Baltimore Md, Home Event to benefit CAL! November 13th will be our annual Catch a Lift fundraiser in Baltimore, MD. More information to come - stay tuned!!
11/11 Westport Connecticut Second Annual CAL Event! Veterans Day, November 11th, if you live near Westport Connecticut, be sure to joins us for the Second Annual Catch A Lift Benefit!
9/1-9/3 Austin Texas First Annual CAL Benefit! September 1st through September 3rd, if you are in the Austin area, be sure to look out the first annual CAL benefit!


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