The Buffalo is Life.

To the Native Lakota, there was a deeply spiritual connection with the buffalo roaming the North American plains. It was a bond so tightly sealed, it's said the buffalo were the Lakota's, "connection to the Creator."

In an excerpt from 'Bison, Givers of Life' on Indian Country Today, the buffalo’s deeply rooted relationship is described in beautiful detail:

"The buffalo meant everything…they provided us our shelter, our food, our weapons, our toys. The lives of the people once revolved around the way of the buffalo. The buffalo provided for the people spiritually, culturally, and socially. The buffalo gave the people life. The buffalo is life."

In a sense, this is what Team Some Assembly Required is all about. This organization and the people whom represent the ideology, are choosing to be a positive force on the fabric of America. It’s not only about awareness of our ability, but our mentality. What can we do with it that will bond us all together? It’s our duty as leaders to provide an opportunity for you to experience an honest and genuine feeling of camaraderie rooted in exercise, and manifests itself in growth spiritually, culturally and socially; should you choose to engage it. 

To that end...our mission is clear:

"We use and display the relentless spirit of the American adaptive athlete to promote and instill, in ALL Americans, a fundamental belief that athletics, camaraderie and competition organically grow a sense of confidence, independence and purpose."

Don’t be fooled or impressed by any the feats we conquer, but rather by the reasons for which we do them. We are catalysts for those who choose to be extraordinary.

We'll see you on the road.

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Josh Cinnamo
Executive Director