Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project "Classic Ski Weekend" at Loon Mountain

By AlpineZone News |
Jan 31 2007 - 01:48 PM

LINCOLN, New Hampshire — The White Mountain Adaptive Snowsports School (WMASS) at Loon Mountain, in partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and Disabled Sports USA (DS/USA), is proud to welcome the Wounded Warriors Disabled Sports Project to Loon Mountain February 9 – 11 for a fun-filled weekend of skiing and activities.

The Wounded Warriors Project is an organization dedicated to assisting men and women of the United States Armed Forces who have been severely injured during the war on terrorism. The Wounded Warriors Disabled Sports Project plans events around the country that enable these heroes a chance to rebuild their lives through sport. This is the first winter visit of the Wounded Warriors Project to WMASS and Loon Mountain.

The WMASS program at Loon Mountain provides opportunities for individuals as young as age four with various physical and cognitive disabilities to gain confidence and dignity through outdoor recreation.

Participants of the Wounded Warriors Weekend program will be treated to skiing, snowboarding and other fun winter activities, while being coached and assisted by the adaptive ski instructors from the WMASS program. WMASS Program Administrator Doug Bolko stated it best: “These coaches volunteer their time and energy to create winter sports experiences that are enjoyed by all. We are focused on working with the ability of each person so that they can maximize their enjoyment of skiing and riding with their friends and family.”

In addition to enjoying three days of skiing and riding, these heroes and their families will also partake in various apr??s-ski events with the WMASS community during the weekend. One of the highlights is a special breakfast honoring the soldiers and their families at American Legion Post 83, in Lincoln, NH, on Sunday, February 11.

To learn more about the Wounded Warrior Project, please visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org or call 877.TEAMWWP. To learn more about Disabled Sports USA, please visit, www.dsusa.org or call 301.217.9840.

For up-to-date snow conditions at Loon Mountain, please visit www.loonmtn.com or call 800-229-LOON (5666).