Media Alert:

National Ability Center and Semper Fi Fund Help Veterans Thrive At Ski and Snowboard Clinic

Contact: Brian McPherson
Telephone: 704.819.7981

YOUR COVERAGE IS REQUESTED and APPRECIATED
February 23, 2018

Team Semper Fi Joins National Ability Center to Advance Ski and Snowboard Skills Level

Who:  Twenty veterans from the Semper Fi Fund’s Team Semper Fi, will learn and advance technical ski and snowboard skills both at the resort and in the backcountry.

What:  Semper Fi Fund’s intermediate, advanced and elite athletes will hit the slopes for a three-day clinic where service members will receive instruction from world-class coaches and volunteers from National Ability Center, which provides alpine skiing and snowboarding lessons to people with disabilities and other special needs. Athletes will build more than just skill — they’ll also leave with camaraderie, confidence and life-long bonds with fellow veterans and family members.

When:  February 26–28, 2018

Interviews available: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Where: Park City Mountain Resort

1345 Lowell Ave.

Park City, UT 84060

Why:   “Recovery Through Sport” has proven to be an ideal outlet for injured service members to hone both physical agility and mental focus, skills that are critical to navigating their recovery. Learning and practicing alongside fellow wounded service members, they can   also trade stories, share strategies for coping with their injuries and forge lasting friendships. 

ABOUT THE SEMPER FI FUND: The Semper Fi Fund provides urgently needed resources and lifetime support for post 9/11 combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Case managers from the Semper Fi Fund work one-on-one with service members and veterans in order to understand and support their individual needs right now and throughout their lifetime. We keep our overhead low so our impact on the lives of service members and veterans is greater. The Semper Fi Fund has been awarded the highest ratings from watchdog groups: An A+ from CharityWatch – one of only two veteran nonprofits to receive this rating last year – and seven consecutive “4-Star” ratings from Charity Navigator, an achievement attained by only 3% of rated charities. Learn more at www.semperfifund.org.

ABOUT TEAM SEMPER FI: Team Semper Fi – is the heart and inspiration of the Semper Fi Fund’s Sports Program and is an extension of the assistance we provide. The teams are made up of servicemen and women who have overcome significant challenges in their service to our country and have embraced the fighting, athletic spirit on their road to recovery. They are an inspiration to us all, but more importantly, they are an inspiration to their fellow service members who are also recovering.

If you would like more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Brian McPherson at 740.819.9781 or email at Brian.McPherson@SemperFiFund.org.