Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans and Families To Spend a Special Day on the Slopes

03/12/2014

Contact:
John Bleh, Sugarbush Resort Lee Chelminiak, Home Base Program
jbleh@sugarbush.com/802.583.6814 (617) 643-9231 lchelminiak@partners.org

Media Advisory for Sunday, March 16

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans and Families
To Spend a Special Day on the Slopes

The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program will team up with Sugarbush Resort and Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports to host 100 military service members, veterans and their families with a free day of skiing and snowboarding at Sugarbush Resort on Sunday, March 16.

Military families from Vermont and throughout New England will have the opportunity to try a new sport, enjoy the mountain together, connect with other military families and learn more about support services available from Home Base, Vermont Adaptive, and other Veteran-serving organizations in Vermont. Participants include both able-bodied and adaptive skiers and riders. Disabled veterans will have access to and the use of adaptive ski equipment and highly-trained instructors. Sugarbush will provide an introductory ski lesson for all participants. The event is private and participants must be pre-registered with the Home Base Program.

Event details: Sunday, March 16, 2014

8:30 AM Military families arrive
9:00 AM Welcome/Speaking Program, Sleeper Room, Gate House Lodge
10 AM Ski lessons start
4 PM End

Where: Sugarbush Resort, Lincoln Peak. 1840 Sugarbush Access Road Warren, VT 05674.

Media are invited to attend the speaking program at 9 AM, and conduct interviews or take photographs/video between 9 AM and noon.

The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program helps to heal the “invisible wounds” of war – post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury – though clinical care, community education and research. For more information, visitt www.homebaseprogram.org.