Wounded Warriors To Storm The Slopes This Weekend At Wintergreen

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Photo By BRL Mountain Photographer Paull Purpura : January - 2012
File Photo By BRL Mountain Photographer Paul Purpura : January – 2012

Dozens of veterans from six states will receive
Specialized adaptive skiing and snowboarding lessons

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Wintergreen Resort
Nelson County, Virginia

Roughly two dozen veterans and active-duty military members including several honored for heroism in combat are heading to Wintergreen Resort this weekend to learn to ski and snowboard with specialized adaptive equipment and instruction.

Some are still suffering from the lingering effects of wartime traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, a diagnosis back in the news now after a missile attack on a U.S. base in Iraq has sent 50 service members for treatment. Instructors with Wintergreen Adaptive Sports have been specially trained to work with veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injuries and other combat injuries.

The Warriors this weekend will be joined by their family members who, like the Warriors, will receive all services without charge.

Wintergreen Adaptive Sports instructors donate their time and expertise, resort property owners provide free lodging, and Wintergreen Resort provides event and meeting space. Wintergreen Adaptive Sports raises money all year, and seeks grants, to provide this service.

Ski and snowboard lessons begin Saturday morning and last through Sunday.

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