Through our Operation Rise and Conquer program, the Adaptive Sports Center provides high-quality adventure activities for military service personnel and first responders who have a disability. Operation Rise and Conquer was created in 2013 to empower and inspire wounded soldiers and veterans to regain confidence and trust in themselves and others. In 2019, the scholarship program was extended to include first responders and their family members. Operation Rise & Conquer allows the Adaptive Sports Center to offer veterans, active military and first responders with disabilities and their families $50.00 full day lessons for summer and winter activities. The special rate is also available to veterans, active military and first responders who have a family member or child with a disability. Adaptive Sports Center instructors and guides are experienced working with severely injured military, both active duty and veterans with disabilities. Since its inception in 1987, the Adaptive Sports Center has hosted veterans with disabilities. During the early 1990s the Adaptive Sports Center was selected to host the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, a program sponsored by The Department of Veterans Affairs to introduce military servicemen and women with disabilities to skiing and snowboarding. Hundreds of military veterans with traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic amputations, visual impairments, certain neurological conditions and other disabilities came together in Crested Butte for the event. The Adaptive Sports Center regularly serves more than a hundred military service members and their families annually, while also providing high-quality adventure programming for groups of veterans from Brooke Army Medical Center, DC Firefighter Burn Foundation, Los Angeles VA, Fort Carson, Grand Junction VA Medical Center, Team Racing 4 Veterans and Peace of Adventure. DONATE You Can Help Support our Veterans and First Responders Want to support the Adaptive Sports Center's veteran and first responder programming through Operation Rise and Conquer? Consider a donation or call (970) 349-2296 for more information. Thank you Thanks to the generosity of the following organizations who help support Operation Rise and Conquer. Operation Rise and Conquer is a collaboration between the Adaptive Sports Center and the Emerging Leaders Division of the American Supply Association (ASA). Thanks to the generosity of the American Supply Association's members and their contributions to Operation Rise & Conquer, hundreds of veterans have experienced programming at the Adaptive Sports Center. 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.