Fishing, Basketball


Cleveland short is a resident of Jackson, MS. At age 18 he joined the United States Marine Corps. On 8 November 1971, he was paralyzed by a gunshot wound to his back. Though severely injured, Cleveland did not let his challenge deter him from becoming active. Within 2 years of his injury, Cleveland was playing wheelchair basketball and by 1975 his team was consistently ranked in the top five wheelchair basketball teams in the nation.

Today, Cleveland’s passion is competing in bass fishing tournaments. With CAF Operation Rebound’s support, Cleveland is able to compete in bass fishing events throughout the United States.

“I receive incredible support from CAF Operation Rebound.”- Cleveland Short

Your generosity and support gives Cleveland the opportunity to stay active in the sport he loves.

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:

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