Media Alert:

National Ability Center and Semper Fi Fund Help Veterans Thrive At Ski and Snowboard Clinic January 22-24, 2019

Contact: Brian McPherson
Telephone: 740.819.7981

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January 21, 2019

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

Who: Twenty-five veterans from the Semper Fi Fund’s Team Semper Fi, will learn and advance technical ski and snowboard skills at Park City Mountain Resort.

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 adaptive instructors.

When: January 22 – 24, 2019 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 combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Case Managers from the Fund work one-on-one with service members and veterans to understand and support their individual needs right now and throughout their lifetimes. The Fund keeps its overhead extremely low in order to have the greatest impact on the lives of service members and veterans and has been awarded the highest ratings from watchdog groups: A+ from CharityWatch (one of only two veteran nonprofits to receive this rating last year), eight consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator (an achievement attained by only 3% of rated charities) and the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. Learn more at 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 [email protected]