The Highly Anticipated Idaho Outdoor Fieldhouse Marks a New Era in Sports and Recreation

The J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation (JKAF) has proudly announced the completion of the much-anticipated Idaho Outdoor Fieldhouse. This groundbreaking facility is set to revolutionize Idaho’s recreation scene for Mission43 and Challenged Athletes Foundation-Idaho (CAF) members.

A Destination for Accessible World-Class Recreation

Purposefully built in Boise, the Fieldhouse aims to position Idaho as a destination for accessible world-class recreation and an ideal state for life after military service. Designed with its users in mind, the Idaho Outdoor Fieldhouse combines an elite training campus with wellness resources and collaborative spaces.

Unparalleled Amenities

From an aquatic center, gymnasium, rock climbing wall, ninja warrior course, outdoor track, functional fitness areas, conference rooms, and administrative offices, to a Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy chamber, the 46,000 square-foot facility has been designed to create an inclusive and empowering environment for military veterans and athletes with physical disabilities.

A Vanguard of Innovation in Inclusive Sports and Recreation

Strategically located on nearly 7 acres along the iconic Boise River Greenbelt, the Idaho Outdoor Fieldhouse will serve as the headquarters for both CAF-Idaho, Mission43, and Summit Hyperbarics & Wellness. The facility offers unparalleled amenities, housing, and medical wellness services tailored to meet the specific needs of its members.

Supporting Military Members, Veterans, and Athletes with Physical Disabilities

The facility aims to support military members, veterans, their spouses from Mission43, and athletes with physical disabilities from CAF-Idaho. “It’s a campus designed to redefine boundaries, shatter barriers, and create a future where individuals, regardless of ability, can thrive in a world-class recreational environment,” said Roger Quarles, Executive Director, JKAF.

A Hub for Skill Development

The Fieldhouse will serve as a hub for skill development enabling members to participate in specialized programs, adaptive sports clinics, mentorship opportunities, and fitness resources tailored to veterans’ unique needs, promoting overall well-being and successful transitions.

Elevating Idaho’s Standing

“An unparalleled venture in Idaho and nationwide,” said Bryan Madden, Director of the Idaho Outdoor Fieldhouse. “With a purpose-built space catering to Mission43 members and CAF athletes, the Fieldhouse will elevate our state’s standing as a premier destination for military families and athletes with physical disabilities, further enriching communities across Idaho.”

A Pivotal Milestone for the Challenged Athletes Foundation

“As we celebrate our 30th anniversary year, the launch of the Fieldhouse marks a pivotal milestone for the Challenged Athletes Foundation,” said Kristine Entwistle, CEO of Challenged Athletes Foundation. “It’s not just a building; it symbolizes a dynamic space fostering support, inclusivity, and dedication to transforming the lives of athletes with disabilities through the power of sports.”

In Idaho, there are an estimated 200,000 individuals living with disabilities and 125,000 veterans, many of whom are eligible to receive support and benefits from CAF and Mission43 programs. Individuals in these communities have experienced similar journeys and will now have a central location to meet, collaborate, and continue to better themselves and their communities.


About JKAF, Mission43, and Challenged Athletes Foundation can be found at JKAF, Mission43, and Challenged Athletes Foundation respectively.