Oregon Adaptive Sports, a local nonprofit that provides recreation opportunities to people with disabilities, recently received a $15,000 grant to help it better serve veterans.
The grant comes from the Wounded Warrior Project, an effort to help wounded service members. It will be used to develop a ski program for injured veterans and to create an adaptive summer weekend getaway for Oregon’s wounded veterans.
According to an Oregon Adaptive Sports news release, more than 48,000 service members have been physically injured in recent military conflicts. An additional 320,000 have experienced traumatic brain injuries and as many as 400,000 live with mental health concerns.
Contact: www .oregonadaptivesports .org, or woundedwarrior project.org.
— From staff reports