Military Families Enjoy Iconic Colorado Snowfall at Keystone Resort with Keystone Adaptive Center
Contact: Brian McPherson
February 8, 2019
Team Semper Fi Joins Keystone Adaptive Center to Educate and Advance Ski and Snowboard Skills
Who: Sixty service members and their families from the Semper Fi Fund’s Team Semper Fi, of all ability levels, will learn and elevate their ski and snowboard skills at Keystone Resort for the third year with Keystone Adaptive Center.
Josh Jespersen: Protect Our Winters (POW) Alliance Athlete, Navy SEAL and Colorado 14ers ski record holder
Keith Gabel: Paralympic snowboarder, two-time medalist, and adaptive coach
What: Semper Fi Fund’s will hit the slopes for a three-day clinic where service members 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 will build more than just skill — they’ll also leave with camaraderie, confidence, and life-long bonds with fellow veterans and adaptive instructors.
When: February 11–13, 2019
Interviews available: 9:00am – 3:30pm
Where: Keystone 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.
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.
If you would like more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Brian McPherson at 740.819.9781 or email Brian.McPherson@SemperFiFund.org.