By Jann Wiswall
HoliMont and its Phoenix Adaptive Program will be hosting a special event for disabled veterans on March 12-13. The Warfighter Sports Ski and Ride Event will be held in conjunction with Disabled Sports USA and The Adaptive Adventure Sports Coalition (TAASC). The two-day “learn-to-ski-and-ride camp” gives veterans and their immediate family members an opportunity to learn to ski or snowboard at no cost, except their travel to and from the resort.
Veterans from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and western New York have been invited to participate. Volunteer instructors from the Phoenix Adaptive Program and Holiday Valley’s Lounsbury Adaptive Program are involved in the camp program, as are instructors from Mt. Brighton Adaptive Sports, Michigan Adaptive Sports, Three Trackers of Ohio and Three Rivers Adaptive Sports – all organizations that are members of TAASC.
Disabled Sports USA’s Warfighter Sports program has given more than 8,200 disabled veterans and family members the opportunity to participate in 30 different sports since 2003. The organization also provides programs for disabled youth and adults and conducts training for instructors. For more information, visit www.disabledsportsusa.org.
Call HoliMont Snowsports at (716) 699-8159 for details about the event.