Programs for Veterans & Members of the Armed Services with Permanent Disabilities
Move United has awarded Summit Adaptive Sports a grant toward programs for Veterans and Members of the Armed Services who have permanent disabilities as part of the VA Adaptive Sports Grant Program for 2023 - 2024. This programming is sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Move United.
Our program offers adaptive sport coaching in skiing and snowboarding and can include using adaptive equipment including bi-ski, mono-ski, outriggers for 3 or 4 track, snow slider and snow bike if needed. If snow conditions allow, we will offer Nordic Skiing (x-country or telemark). Our focus is on skill development with the greatest extent of independence possible. Lessons are for 2 ½ hours which includes time to get rental equipment and breaks as needed.
Our program offers adaptive sport coaching in kayaking, hiking, disc golf and mountain biking including using adaptive equipment such as hiking chairs, adaptive kayaks and paddles and adaptive e-assist mountain bikes if needed. Our focus is on skill development with the greatest extent of independence possible. Lesson times vary by sport, but generally approximately 2 hours.
Group Events - small groups either during the day or evening where veterans can enjoy camaraderie while still accessing one-on-one coaching. The current planned schedule includes once a week over 5 or 6 weeks.
Individual Lessons - if an individual lesson fits your schedule better we will offer up to 5 lessons a season.
Who is Eligible:
The primary beneficiaries for this award are Veterans and Members of the Armed Services who have a permanent disability*.
*Qualifying disabilities include any disability requiring adaptive equipment and/or instruction (does not
include mental health/illness as the sole diagnosis).
2. Participants must be eligible for participating in VA Programs and are not debarred.
Cost to Participate:
Participation in the Program is at no cost to the veteran and includes adaptive sports instruction/coaching, adaptive and/or rental equipment, facilities, and lift tickets/entrance fees for the Veteran.
If you have a concern about transportation or have companions/family wanting to participate please contact us.
Steps to Participate:
1. Complete the following Registration Form (and the waiver link that is included at the end).
2. A Summit Adaptive Sports team member will contact you regarding scheduling information.
3. If you need assistance completing the Registration Form please call Summit’s office at Ski Sundown 860-379-7669 ext. 221 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. For more information on Summit Adaptive, visit our website at summitadaptive.org.
This program was funded in part by a grant from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The opinions, findings and conclusions stated herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.