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Henrico veteran participating in National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic

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Veterans participating in sled hockey. (Courtesy National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic)

Henrico citizen and Army veteran Jeff Grieves, 59, will participate in the 37th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, March 25 to 31 in Snowmass, Colorado.

Grieves will take part in alpine skiing, sled hockey, and several other adaptive sports activities alongside nearly 350 fellow disabled veterans, supported by approximately 600 volunteers and 200 coaches.

For more than three decades, the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic has helped disabled veterans overcome obstacles and challenge their perceived limitations. World-class instructors and recreation therapists work with veterans to help them experience the full potential of adaptive sports and recreation therapy for improving health and well-being.

The five-day Winter Sports Clinic offers participants adaptive sports therapy opportunities, including Alpine and Nordic skiing, sled hockey, scuba diving, snowmobiling, and rock climbing, in addition to workshops and other activities. VA hosted the first clinic in 1987 with 90 disabled veterans.

The event is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Disabled American Veterans, with financial assistance from corporate sponsors and individual donors.
For details about the event, visit

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