Two grants will allow Wintergreen Adaptive Sports (WAS) to enhance its 2011 programming for people with disabilities. WAS recently received a $14,000 grant from Disabled Sports USA and a $8,000 grant from the Bama Fund of the Dave Matthews Band. These grants will help support efforts including the Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project, Wounded Warrior instructor development, Every Day is Wounded Warrior Day, and race development for the US Paralympics team.
“We’re excited to be able to grow and expand the outreach of our wounded warrior projects,” said Tom Brown, executive director of WAS.
“With the large population of active and retired military in this region and the wonderful, multi-season recreation opportunities afforded at Wintergreen Resort, this funding will allow us to expand offerings and impact additional lives,” he added.
The WAS-sponsored Wounded Warrior Weekend will be held at Virginia’s Wintergreen Resort from Friday, January 21 through Sunday, January 23, 2011. Warriors who would like to participate in the WAS event must apply in advance and be admitted to the event; contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Free lift tickets, lessons, equipment, food, and lodging will be provided to selected active duty or retired military who sustained permanent physical disabilities or who have post-traumatic stress disorder as the result of combat operations. Military service members unable to meet the combat injury requirement will still qualify for 20% discounts throughout the resort for Wounded Warrior Weekend, with proper ID.
For more information on the Wounded Warrior Weekend or other opportunities presented by Wintergreen Adaptive Sports, call 434-325-2007 or visit www.skiwas.org.
M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.
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