Founder/CEO & Board Chair
David Vobora is a 5 year veteran of the NFL. He was “Mr. Irrelevant” (the last pick) in the 2008 NFL Draft. Rather than being discouraged, he relished the opportunity to prove doubters wrong – just as he had as an Idaho Vandal standout football player for 4 years. Vobora radiates a relentless spirit and indomitable optimism. He has an immense work ethic and strategic insights into personal and professional performance refined by both adversity and achievement.
Upon retiring from the NFL David opened Performance Vault, a for-profit gym that offers individual and customized performance training to elite athletes. David met Travis Mills in January of 2014. Travis Mills is a retired United States Army Staff Sergeant and quadruple amputee. The two began working out together and the unique challenges that Travis’ injuries posed in the gym ignited a passion for David to offer adaptive performance training to individuals who have suffered life-altering injuries.
Through David’s exposure to Travis and many other critically injured veterans, he recognized a void in the process. A person gets injured, they are treated at the hospital, go through rehabilitation, but where do they go to continue their recovery while defining the recalibrated-self?
ATF fills this void. Adaptive Training Foundation was established to restore hope through movement to those with physical impairment by creating opportunities for adaptive athletes to train and compete. ATF is not rehab. ATF is designed to provide quality, individual and customized training that will help each athlete create a sustainable lifestyle change.
David never allowed payment for training from the adaptive athletes he served over the next six months. In September 2014, the Adaptive Training Foundation became 501(c)3 tax exempt to allow outside support for these ambitious participants. The program now offers a 9-week intensive training to restore, recalibrate and redeploy these athletes to inspire others to achieve the impossible.