New England Disabled Sports Hosts Ski & Snowboard Day for Wounded Warriors
LINCOLN, NH (March 20, 2013) – New England Disabled Sports will host a ski and snowboard day for wounded veterans at Loon Mountain Resort on Friday, March 22.
Organized in partnership with Disabled Sports USA, the event gives wounded servicemen and women the chance to ski and snowboard with their comrades and instructors from New England Disabled Sports. All veterans and their families will receive individualized adaptive instruction, adaptive equipment, transportation, lodging, and meals - free of charge. Many of the participating veterans were wounded in combat in Iraq or Afghanistan.
"This annual event has become one of the most exciting events of the year in New Hampshire and the experience can often be life changing for these veterans," said Geoff Krill, sports director of New England Disabled Sports.
The event is made possible by a grant from Disabled Sports USA's Warfighter Sports Program, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation, and Raytheon. Volunteers from GE Aviation of Lynn, Mass. will assist during the event.
About Loon Mountain - Loon Mountain is New England's most-accessible mountain resort destination, offering 2,100 feet of vertical and a variety of terrain across three peaks, including a full progression of award-winning terrain parks, superpipe and halfpipe. Located in New Hampshire's White Mountains just two hours north of Boston and three miles from Exit 32 off Interstate 93, Loon was rated the most accessible mountain resort in the East by readers of SKI Magazine in October 2012, as well as a Top 10 Eastern resort.
Loon Mountain is operated by Boyne Resorts, the largest family-owned four-season resort company in North America, and is located in the White Mountain National Forest, operating in partnership with the USDA-Forest Service. For more information about Loon Mountain, visit loonmtn.com.