The Foundation has partnered with two organizations, Stride and Disabled Sports USA to help 10th Mountain veterans overcome the challenges of injury and find joy through snowsport activities. Grants are available each year.
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Winter Clinics Grants for 10th Wounded Warriors
The Foundation has been supporting STRIDE’s winter sports adaptive programs for a number of years.
Foundation grants defray the costs for 10th Mountain veterans to attend Stride’s annual adaptive Snowfest, where they teach veterans how to overcome the challenges of injury and enjoy independence and freedom through snowsport activities.
Since 2005, STRIDE Adaptive Sports has supported regional Wounded Warrior rehabilitative sport and mentorship programs in an effort to restore hope, independence, and freedom while improving self-esteem and confidence.
Giving recently injured military personnel and veterans a chance to accomplish new skills and realize their potential, regardless of disability, is a small way we can thank them for all they have given to our country.
Starting in 2020, the 10th Mountain Foundation will also be partnering with Disabled Sports USA.
With chapters located across the country including a sled hockey team at Fort Drum, Disabled Sports USA focuses on improving the lives of wounded warriors, youth and adults with disabilities by providing sports and recreation opportunities.
Disabilities include those with visual impairments, amputations, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, head injury, cerebral palsy, other neuromuscular/orthopedic conditions, autism and related intellectual disabilities.
The Foundation will be providing a grant to Disabled USA’s warfighter program and will enable one severely disabled 10th Mountain vet from Walter Reed or San Antonio medical Center to participate in Disabled Sports’ annual Hartford Ski Spectacular in Breckenridge, Colorado each December. Attendees to this week long event will have access to ski and snowboard lessons, a race camp and Level I races, as well as free clinics spanning nordic skiing, biathlon, curling, and sled hockey, banquets, and other social/networking events.
This partnership highlights the Foundation’s efforts to connect with organizations that help promote the 10th Mountain legacy. Disabled Sports USA formation was directly influenced by WWII 10th Mountain veteran Jim Winthers (85G), who, after reuniting with two 10th Mountain buddies who had lost legs in the war, taught them to ski on one leg.
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