Team Hunt

Hunt Hollis

Hunt is a happy, curly headed ten-year old who is full of life despite his diagnosis of Mitochondrial Disease. He is our inspiration and the driving force behind our efforts to improve the quality of life for children and families who have special needs.


Our Mission

Team Hunt is dedicated to serving families whose lives are affected by diagnosis of disease or disability. We support therapy programs, offer hope and create awareness of what’s possible through adventuring outside.

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INSPIRED BY HUNT

The Hunt Michael Hollis Fund

The Hunt Michael Hollis Fund supports families who have loved ones with mitochondrial disease, developmental delays, and special needs through raising awareness and money to help find a cure and to provide various therapy programs.
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About

We're in this together.

Team Hunt was created in January 2011 by Ellen and Michael Hollis to honor their son Hunt. Hunt Michael Hollis has mitochondrial disease which is a chronic, genetic disorder that occurs when the mitochondria of the cell fails to product enough energy for cell or organ function. This is associated with slow growth and developmental delays. Hunt receives many therapies including feeding, speech, occupational, and physical therapy. He is a happy, lovable, curly headed ten-year old and full of life. Inspired by Hunt, we work to improve the quality of life for children who have special needs by supporting therapy programs.

We want to spread the message of hope and create awareness of what’s possible regardless of circumstance through a combination of fundraising to support therapy programs and providing resources to families to make exposure to the outdoors  more accessible. Hunt’s doctors said he wouldn’t walk, and now he’s not just walking, but thriving through a combination of traditional therapies and exposure to the therapeutic benefits of exploration and adventure. We invite you to join us in celebrating the everyday victories, compiling resources for families whose lives are affected by disease and disability, and helping to show that adventure is accessible no matter the limitations.

Our Impact

Since 2011, Team Hunt has raised over $500,000 to support life changing initiatives locally and nationally. From donating supplies and building new treatment rooms to funding electronic medical record systems and partnering with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, our goal is to support children and families with special needs however we can.

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500,000

Raised

4

Therapy Clinics & Programs Funded

50

Walks, Runs and Triathlons

1

Wish Granted
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Not A Statistic

In 2013, Filmmaker Shelby Hadden spent some time with our family to document our daily life and struggle with mitochondrial disease, our fight to find a cure, and our passion to make a difference in the lives of others fighting disease and disability.

2020 Giving Expedition

In 2020, Team Hunt Adventure (THA) will spread hope through an awareness, volunteer, 
and charity giving campaign called “The Giving Expedition”. During the expedition, THA will visit multiple states and countries 
investing our time, energy, and granting funds to spread hope for 
children and families with special needs.

We are looking for non-profit agencies and organizations along our route to partner with who have programs that assist children with special needs and their families to experience the healing benefits that nature provides.

If your organization meets these parameters, we welcome you to fill out our Grant Application Form to participate in this year’s Giving Expedition and apply for funding.

2020 Giving Expedition Schedule


Moab Easter Jeep Safari

Moab, UT
Apr 4-12

Overland Expo West

Flagstaff, AZ
May 15-17

Northwest Overland Rally

Plain, WA
Jun 18-21

BC Overland Rally

Whistler, BC, Canada
Jun 25-28

BC Power to Be Meetup + BC Parks Clean Up

Whistler, BC, Canada
Jul 2020

Denali National Park Meetup

Denali, AK
Jul 2020

Anhorage Meetup + Make A Wish Gift/Meet

Anchorage, AK
Aug 2020

Nashville Cars and Coffee: Special Needs Family Edition

Nashville, TN
Oct 2020

Test a Tent Program

Leipers Fork/Franklin, TN
Oct 2020

Asheville Adaptive Athletes Meet Up

Asheville, TN
Oct 2020

Overland Expo East

Arrington, VA
Oct 9-11
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Important Note Regarding Funding

Team Hunt and Team Hunt Adventure are the driving force and fundraising efforts behind The Hunt Michael Hollis Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle TN. The Hunt Michael Hollis Fund supports families who have loved ones with mitochondrial disease, developmental delays, and special needs through raising awareness and money to help find a cure and to provide various therapy programs. We are a 401c3 non-profit and none of the money we raise goes towards Hunt’s therapies, medical needs, or our travel.