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Operation Rise And Conquer

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Through our Operation Rise and Conquer program, the Adaptive Sports Center provides high-quality adventure activities for military service personnel. 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. 

Operation Rise and Conquer is a collaboration between the Adaptive Sports Center and the Young Executives Division of the American Supply Association (ASA). Thanks to the ASA's financial support, hundreds of veterans have experienced programming at the ASC.

Thanks to the generosity of the American Supply Association's members through their contributions to Operation Rise & Conquer, the Adaptive Sports Center offers active military or veterans with disabilities and their families $35.00 full day lessons for the 2017-2018 ski season and Summer 2018 season. The special rate is also available to service members 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 permanent physical disabilities. Now in its 29th year, the Adaptive Sports Center has hosted veterans with disabilities since its inception. 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.

Last year, the Adaptive Sports Center served more than 70 military service members and their families, while also providing high-quality adventure programming for groups of veterans from Brooke Army Medical Center, Los Angeles VA, Fort Carson, Grand Junction VA Medical Center, Team Racing 4 Veterans and Peace of Adventure.

Recently, injured soldiers participating in the Operation Rise and Conquer initiative visited the valley on a seven-day adventure that included two days of rock climbing, two days of off-road biking and a morning of fly fishing, horseshoes and lunch at Wilder on the Taylor.  

You Can Support our Veterans Too

Want to support the Adaptive Sports Center's veteran's programming through Operation Rise and Conquer? Click here to donate online or call 970.349.5075.