Patriot Point is the Military Bowl Foundation’s 294-acre retreat that provides a relaxing and safe environment for our nation’s wounded, ill and injured service members, their families and caregivers. Thanks to the generosity of supporters, Patriot Point works with veteran and military service organizations to help guests heal through organized recreational activities and peer-to-peer communication. To learn more about Patriot Point, visit patriotpoint.org or follow Patriot Point on Twitter and Instagram @Patriot_Point and like Patriot Point on Facebook.
Many warriors have said that having time to spend with fellow vets on a retreat or out in the field, or even enjoying the camaraderie and banter of a chilly early morning in a duck blind is better medicine than they could ever receive from the VA. That being said, there is no place better to get that prescription filled than at Patriot Point
— Tom Deoudes, regional director for Freedom Hunters
Patriot Point is owned and operated by Patriot Point, LLC, a single member limited liability company whose sole member is the Military Bowl Foundation, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit.
Given the success of the Military Bowl Foundation, leadership was exploring ways to expand impact and make a difference for the nation’s recovering service members. Businessman and philanthropist Stuart Plank, then a member of the Military Bowl Foundation’s DC Touchdown Club Executive Committee, was aware of a property for sale on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It had been owned by Jim Bugg, who informally hosted recovering service members.
In 2016, the Military Bowl Foundation, the Stuart Plank Family and Military Bowl Foundation Board Member Rob Taishoff, through the Taishoff Family Foundation, formed Patriot Point, LLC to purchase the 294-acre property and formalize Bugg’s concept of using the property as a retreat for wounded, ill and injured service members, their families and caregivers.