Media Alert: Semper Fi Fund Veterans Enjoy Three Tahoe Ski Resorts with Achieve Tahoe

SFF Service Member snowboarding

Media Alert:

Semper Fi Fund Veterans Enjoy Three
Tahoe Ski Resorts with Achieve Tahoe
for Recovery Through Sport
March 13-15, 2019

Contact: Brian McPherson
Telephone: 704.819.9781

March 11, 2019

Team Semper Fi Joins Achieve Tahoe to Learn and Advance Ski and Snowboard Skills

Who: Forty service members from the Semper Fi Fund’s Team Semper Fi, of all ability levels, will learn and elevate their ski and snowboard skills for the fourth year with Achieve Tahoe at the “best of the west” Lake Tahoe.

Special Guests

Keith Gabel: Paralympic snowboarder, two-time medalist and adaptive coach

Nick Russell: Protect Our Winters (POW) Alliance Athlete, Professional snowboard mountaineer and Tahoe local

What: Semper Fi Fund athletes will hit the slopes for a three-day clinic where service members will receive instruction from adaptive coaches and volunteers from Achieve Tahoe, which provides alpine skiing and snowboarding lessons to people with disabilities and other special needs. Service member will enjoy Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley and North Star resorts to experience all that Tahoe has to offer with varying terrain to push their limits and adaptations to new environments. 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: March 13–15, 2019 Interviews available: 9:00am – 4:00pm

March 13, Alpine Meadows Ski Resort

March 14, Squaw Valley Resort

March 15, North Star California Resort

Where: Achieve Tahoe Program Center at Alpine Meadows

2680 Alpine Meadows Road, B3686 Alpine Meadows, CA 96146

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.


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

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