DuPont™ Corian® Design Teams up with Designing Spaces™ to Transform Training Facility for the Oscar Mike Foundation

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Corian(R) Design helps redesign training facility into a space for injured veterans to thrive

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We wanted to help provide a space that could both function to the unique needs of the veterans participating in adapted sports, and provide a beautiful environment for healing to occur

Since its inception in 2011, the Oscar Mike Foundation has stood for keeping injured veterans on the move. Founded out of the necessity to give injured veterans the ability to participate in adaptive sports despite high costs, the Oscar Mike Foundation offers a range of heart pumping activities adapted to the needs of injured veterans while providing them with the financial support to do so.

At the center of the action is the 9,000 square-foot Oscar Mike Compound and training facility located in suburban Rockford, Il. The compound can host up to 17 athletes at a time in a warm home environment while providing access to athletic training facilities and sports. During their time at the compound, the athletes form strong bonds and build a sense of camaraderie while engaging in daily activities and participating in outdoor sports including, kayaking, water sports, sky diving and flight lessons. The compound also is home to the only all-veteran rugby league — the Oscar Mike Militia.

“We wanted to help provide a space that could both function to the unique needs of the veterans participating in adapted sports, and provide a beautiful environment for healing to occur,” said Julie Eaton, Vice President and General Manager for Corian® Design.

The Corian® Design team worked with celebrity designer Jennifer Bertrand, a Designing Spaces™ regular, to give the kitchen and bath areas a new design while upgrading important functionality and ensuring ADA compliance.

“My vision for the space was to create an environment that felt like a hug to the soul. I used warm colors and soft yet durable materials to create a space that better functioned for these veterans,” Bertrand said.

“I selected a warm gray material palette integrating both DuPont™ Corian® Quartz and Corian® Solid Surface throughout the kitchen and bathroom to create a seamless and durable environment that can stand up to wear and tear,” Bertrand added.

The kitchen features a large island in Corian® Quartz that acts as a gathering space when preparing meals for guests to enjoy together. The Corian® Quartz used throughout the kitchen integrates seamlessly with the Corian® Solid Surface sink and features a leathered texture which offers a soft sheen and sophisticated look. The upgraded bathroom includes an accessible shower and vanity clad in the Corian® Solid Surface Neutral Concrete which makes the bathroom easy-to-clean and resistant to mold.

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About the Oscar Mike Foundation
The Oscar Mike (O.M.) Foundation, named for the military term “on the move,” is a registered 501(c)(3) public non-profit organization. O.M. was formed for the purpose of supporting its mission of keeping veterans on-the-move. O.M. strives to be a leading provider of funding for injured veterans to participate in life-changing adaptive sports. By focusing on the arena of adaptive sports, O.M. assists in offering an outlet for an ongoing competitive lifestyle to thousands of American Veterans who have sacrificed for the defense of our country. Learn more at https://www.oscarmike.org/.

About Designing Spaces
Now in its 12th season, Designing Spaces continues to inspire viewers with decorating ideas, do-it-yourself projects and step-by-step home improvements that help make every space count. The show airs weekdays at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime Television. For more information or to view a segment, please visit http://www.designingspaces.tv.

About DuPont Safety & Construction
DuPont Safety & Construction, a DowDuPont Specialty Products Division business, is a global leader in products and solutions that protect what matters – people, structures and the environment – and enables its customers to win through unique capabilities, global scale and iconic brands including Corian®, Kevlar®, Nomex®, Tyvek®, Styrofoam™ and Filmtec®.

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For further information, contact:
Wendy Werner
302-415-2400
wendy.ann.werner(at)dupont.com

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