Wintergreen Resort has three ongoing programs for wounded American servicemen and women: Wounded Warrior instructor development, Every Day Is Wounded Warrior Day, and race development for the U.S. Paralympics Team.
Wintergreen Adaptive Sports, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to improve the lives of people with disabilities through outdoor sports and recreation, is offering the programs.
The organization has received two grants to pay for them.
"We're excited to be able to grow and expand the outreach of our wounded warrior projects," said Tom Brown, executive director of Wintergreen Adaptive Sports. "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."
The organization offers instruction in alpine skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, canoeing, and golf.
Wintergreen Adapative Sports is in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, next to the slopes of Wintergreen Resort and adjacent to Wintergreen's beautiful Lake Monocan.
The organization offers fun, exhilaration, and the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. Students cover a broad spectrum of ages and disabilities and over the past 17 years the program has operated according to the mantra, "from the top of our mountain, all you can see is possibility."
"In a world full of limitations, our students feel the wind on their faces, the thrill of a speedy ride down the slopes, and the cold of the snow right along with the rest of the world," Brown said. "Soldiers and marines, with bodies battered by war, discover that they can still be athletes."
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