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Ski & Snowboard Clinic Gives Semper Fi Fund Veterans New Hope in the New Year

Contact: Brian McPherson
Telephone: 704.819.7981

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January 4, 2018

Ski & Snowboard Clinic Gives Semper Fi Fund Veterans New Hope in the New Year

Team Semper Fi Joins Keystone Adaptive Center to Learn and Sharpen Ski and Snowboard Skills 

Who: Thirty-five veterans and family members from the Semper Fi Fund’s Team Semper Fi Program, of all ability levels, will learn and enhance their ski and snowboard skills.

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

When: January 8 – 10, 2018 Interviews available: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Where:  Keystone Mountain Resort, 1202 Jones Gulch Rd., Keystone, CO 80435

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.

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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 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.