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Project Headspace and Timing (PHAT) was founded to promote positive mental health practices to our nation’s veterans by working to unify them with their communities, nature, and themselves.

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PHAT began operating in 2017 and officially began operating as a 501(C)(3) in 2019. The organization was founded by Eric Peterson after a fellow teammate took his own life after multiple tours overseas. As an organization, we believe that we live in a community that supports their veterans but may not know how to show it, and we have veterans that need that support but may not know how to ask. Our three focuses are:

veteran advocacy


veterans outreach

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Veterans & Families

Fishing Derby


Saturday, June 3rd


Clifton Sportsmans Club

Clifton, IL

A free event for Veterans and Families of Veterans! There will be prizes, raffle drawings, and awards for the biggest and smallest fish caught!

Lunch will be provided. Bring your own fishing supplies. Registration is required. Last day to register will be Friday, May 26th, 2023.

Register here.

Heroes, Hogs, and Hot Rods


Saturday, June 10th

Begins at 12pm

The Square on Second

Manteno, IL

Heroes, Hogs, and Hot Rods is a festival thrown in Manteno to raise awareness for The Prince Home, a homeless veteran lodging facility in Manteno, IL.

The festival consisted of a Strongman Competition, Craft Vendor Fair, a BBQ Competition, Car Show, beer tent and live music.

More info here.

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