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Wounded Warriors Weekend @ Wintergreen Resort : 1.24.10

[ 0 ] January 24, 2010 |
Photos By Paul Purpura : ©2010 www.nelsoncountylife.com : Folks participating in Wintergreen's Weekend Warriors pose for a group shot this past Saturday. Click any photo to enlarge.

Photos By Paul Purpura : ©2010 www.nelsoncountylife.com : Folks participating in Wintergreen's Weekend Warriors pose for a group shot this past Saturday. Click any photo to enlarge.

Wintergreen Resort
Nelson County, Virginia

For the 6th year in a row, Wintergreen Resort and Winter Adaptive Sports have honored Wounder Warriors at the ski resort. The weekend recognizes military members that have been injured serving the country, along with their family members. Wintergreen Adaptive Sports makes sure they can ski the slopes with specially modified gear.

A solider at this past weekend's event takes to the slops in a specially modified ski rig.

A solider at this past weekend's event takes to the slops in a specially modified ski rig.

According to WAS, participation has expanded now to include not only Walter Reed AMC, but also the Martinsburg and Hampton Veteran’s Hospitals, the USMC Wounded Warrior Barracks out of Camp Lejuene, and independent veterans. This year WAS sponsored twenty-one Warriors and their families.

Dana Quillen (left) of Wintergreen Resort, presents a check to the folks at Wintergreen Adaptive Sports during the event.

Dana Quillen (left) of Wintergreen Resort, presents a check to the folks at Wintergreen Adaptive Sports during the event.

In addition to the Wounded Warriors weekend, there were roughly 14 children skiing and riding with the help from WAS.

In addition to the Wounded Warriors weekend, there were roughly 14 children skiing and riding with the help from WAS.


Wintergreen Adaptive Sports
is a non-profit, 501(c)3 corporation whose mission is to teach the joys of outdoor sport and recreation to individuals with a disability. As of 2009, we offer instruction in alpine skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, and canoeing. In addition, in 2009 they created our first Wounded Warrior golf program.

NBC-29 in Charlottesville also covered the event. Their report along with video is here.

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