Monday April 1st through Thursday April 4th the Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge 2286 will be serving lunch from 11am to 1 pm to Disabled Veterans from across the nation while they are in Snowmass Village participating in the 27th annual National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic. After lunch, the Veterans will be transported to the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool. We are looking for volunteers to help serve food, visit with the vets and enjoy a rewarding experience hearing their stories. We are also looking for donations of baked goods and deserts for the Veterans to take with them back to their hotel or enjoy on the ride from the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool back to Snowmass Village. To volunteer you time or deserts, please contact Ann Maggard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-948-4829 or Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge at 970-945-2286. You need not be a member to participate. The National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic is a world-leader in adaptive winter sports instruction for U.S. military Veterans and active duty servicemen and women with disabilities. Set in Snowmass Village, Colorado, the Clinic will celebrate its 27th year by bringing nearly 400 Veterans with traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic amputations, visual impairments, certain neurological conditions and other disabilities to the mountain. More than 200 certified ski instructors for the disabled, and several current and former members of the U.S. Disabled Ski Team, serve as ski instructors to meet the unique needs of the participants. In addition to lunch in Glenwood Springs, Rifle Elks Lodge 2195 serves a wild game lunch at Lake Christine. Aspen Elks Lodge 224 provides additional support for all other activities in the Roaring Fork Valley. The Clinic is co-sponsored by The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and made possible by a number of sponsors who make monetary and in-kind donations.
Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic Call for Volunteers
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