March 30, 2015
Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) is proud to again serve as a Gold Sponsor the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, to be held March 29 through April 3 in Snowmass Village, CO. The Winter Sports Clinic, a weeklong rehabilitative program offered to veterans and active duty service members with severe disabilities, offers a variety of adapted physical activities, workshops and educational sessions to aid in rehabilitation.
Nearly 300 Veterans are expected to attend this year’s event – each with unique challenges resulting from traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic amputations, visual impairments, and other disabilities. With support from more than 180 certified ski instructors, including members of the U.S. Disabled Ski Team, participants will learn Alpine and Nordic skiing. They will also be introduced to a variety of other activities and sports such as rock climbing, scuba diving, trap shooting, curling, snowmobiling and sled hockey. New this year, U.S. Secret Service instructors will teach self-defense to participants who are in wheelchairs or are visually impaired.
Booz Allen Executive Vice President Robin Portman said, “I am so proud to have been a part of helping to kick-start Booz Allen’s involvement with the Winter Sports Clinic back in 2008, and I continue to be very passionate about this event. The Winter Sports Clinic empowers disabled veterans, helping them to re-discover life after severe disability. It has helped hundreds of our nation’s veterans – and, in turn, their families - to live happier lives.”
The National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic is co-sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Disabled American Veterans (DAV). For more information, visit: http://wintersportsclinic.org/.