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Ski and Snowboard Program for Military Veterans
Winter Paralympic Experience
NSCD Paddling Club sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation
No Boundaries Program


Ski and Snowboard Program for Military Veterans

This activity is for military veterans of any age who have a disability and want to learn or improve ski or snowboard  skills.

Alpine ski session:
Location: Winter Park ResortGroup Ski Shot
Dates: Sunday – Monday during ski season
Includes: One all-day alpine or snowboard lesson, lift ticket and equipment
Rates: 25% discount from published rate*

*2016-17 season pricing.

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Winter Paralympic Experience

Shooting a rifle in the snowJoin fellow military veterans with medical diagnoses for a one-of-a-kind Paralympic experience that includes an introduction to curling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, Nordic biathlon and sled hockey.

Location: YMCA of the Rockies – Snow Mountain Ranch, Tabernash, CO
Meet At: 1055 Clermont St, # 3 Denver, CO 80220 by 6:45 a.m.
The bus will leave the VA at 7:15 a.m. please arrive no later than 6:45 a.m. Activities will begin at the YMCA of the Rockies at 9:30 a.m. and go to 3:00 p.m. The bus will arrive back the VA at 5:30 p.m.

Date:  January 11, 2017

Includes: Instruction, equipment, lunch and transportation
Rates: Thanks to a generous grant for this program, there is no charge for veterans.

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NSCD Paddling Club sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation

Make new friends, hone your paddling chops and get instruction from our staff all year round. Canoe, kayak and Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP). Get your feet wet! Try out one of our kayaks or Stand up Paddle boards (SUPs). Seasoned kayaker? Hone your freestyle skills and learn from our experienced instructors. Join our club-style atmosphere to meet new friends. Open to all abilities.

Paddlesport Progressions – click to view

indoorkayakIndoor Pool Sessions

Dates: Year-Round, Mondays
Times: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location:
 Carmody Recreation Center | 2200 S. Kipling St. Lakewood, CO 80227
Price: Free to military Veterans with a disability

 

 

 


No Boundaries Program


N B 10 (2)“Changing disabilities into abilities for our Heroes”

The No Boundaries program promotes self-esteem, pride and a sense of accomplishment for combat wounded service men and women as they expand their independence and overcome challenges once thought insurmountable.  Our wounded veterans do this by experiencing a variety of challenging activities at the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) in Winter Park, Colorado.  The challenges and accomplishments on these trips help wounded veterans understand that their disabilities may not be as limiting as they once thought when participating in many of life’s available activities.  Living together under one roof for 6 days, these heroes also benefit from group socialization, comradery, teamwork and new life-long friendships with fellow veterans who are in the same situation and experience the same challenges in life.

The No Boundaries program is fully sponsored by caring and appreciative supporters, friends, missions and Federal Information Technology (IT) organizations – all who want to “give back”. No Boundaries has its own account at the NSCD, a 501(c)3 non-profit.  There are no salaries or overhead and 100% of each donation goes to support the wounded veterans on these trips.  Our goal is to sponsor one summer trip and one winter trip for 10 veterans each year.

The NSCD has a trained staff and the facilities to host and accommodate 10 combat wounded veterans in Winter Park, CO.   Each 6 day trip is full of challenging and exciting summer or winter activities.  Typical sport activities in the summer include rafting, zip lining, ropes courses, kayaking, rock climbing, downhill mountain biking and fly fishing.  Winter trips include adaptive skiing, snowmobiling and tubing.  All adaptive sporting activities at the NSCD are tailored specifically for the veteran’s needs and are supervised by trained staff.  Participants depart from their local airports and arrive at Denver International Airport where we rendezvous in the USO-Metro Lounge.  All meals, lodging, transportation and daily program activities are coordinated by the NSCD and are included – expense free – for the combat wounded veterans.

Location: Winter Park, CO
Date: NEXT Date – tbd
Price: No charge thanks to the generous donations No Boundaries receives

Who to Contact about “No Boundaries”:
To contact Mike and Molly Raymond  by at noboundariesnscd@gmail.com.

How to donate:

The NSCD is a 501(c)3 non-profit and provides tax-deductible receipts for all donations. To donate, click here.  On the NSCD donation site (uses Colorado Gives), enter the “No Boundaries Program” in the Special instructions or comments for non-profit block at the bottom to direct your donation to our account.  You generous donation is very much appreciated!

A special thanks to some of our top donors for the March 2016 trip:

Frank and Kelly Watson – “Raventek” & The Raventek Family of Companies The Kevin McCarthy Foundation
Bill and Robin Hartwell SONUS Networks
Jim and Marriette Vanderzon @ Sun Management Burke Community Church (BBC) Missions
Chip Stewart Adam and Carly Schrager
Dave Chaput @ Cisco Zach Holloway @ Adelie Technik
Mark and Laurie Neff Molly and Mike Raymond @ A10 Networks
Shaun Laranjeira @ Inflow Recruiting Luis Laranjeira @ SMS
Hansang Bae @ Riverbed Duane and Jeanette Burpoe @ NDS
Maura Demarco Mike Riordan @ Raventek
Scot Smith, Rocky Mountain Apparel Polar Star Consulting, LLC

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