Chappie is a San Diego native. He attended Valhalla High School and was a CIF wrestling champion. At age 21, Chappie became a San Diego Police Officer. He worked several collateral duties to include 8 years as a SWAT Officer & SWAT Sniper. In 2007 Chappie promoted to the rank of Detective.
On Father’s Day 2013, Chappie was riding home on his motorcycle and was struck by a student driver. Chappie instantly lost his leg in the accident.
Chappie was introduced to CAF two days after losing his leg. In less than a year post-accident, Chappie was running on a CAF Operation Rebound funded Flex Run foot. Because of the help he received from CAF, Chappie returned Full Duty to SDPD.
In addition to being a veteran Law Enforcement Officer, Chappie is the Owner and Lead Coach at Alpine Ranch CrossFit. He is also a strength & conditioning coach for Adaptive Performance Systems and a mentor for challenged athletes.
“CAF Operation Rebound’s support of my recovery has brought joy to my entire family. I am proud to be a part of the CAF Operation Rebound team and I will endeavor to be a positive example for others.” -Chappie Hunter
Chappie is motivated to help others overcome their challenges. Your generosity and support gives Chappie and many other challenged athletes the opportunity to overcome their injuries and motivate others to excel in life.
How Does Operation Rebound Help?
Operation Rebound provides unparalleled sports opportunities and support to our troops and veterans of any branch of service and first responders who have served honorably and have suffered permanent physical injuries. Grants are awarded for event travel, lodging, entry fees, training and equipment.
How Can You Help?
Make a tax-deductible contribution to Challenged Athletes, Inc., (dba Challenged Athletes Foundation) a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization. To make a donation, please call (858) 866-0959, send a check to the address listed below, or make a secure payment through our website: www.challengedathletes.org.