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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 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. 

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 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 first responders and active military or veterans with disabilities and their families $35.00 full day lessons for the Summer 2019 season and the 2019 - 2020 ski season. The special rate is also available to service members 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 permanent physical disabilities. Now in its 33rd 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 112 military service members and their families, 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.

You Can Support our Veterans and First Responders Too

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