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North Tahoe-Truckee ski resorts to host Wounded Warriors

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Army Sgt. First Class Ben Rye suffered a severe traumatic brain injury in 2008. Here, he learns to biski with Disabled Sports instructors.

TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Next week, Disabled Sports USA Far West will host 20 wounded warriors and their guests for a Military Adaptive Winter Sports Camp.

Attendees will receive specialized instruction in adaptive skiing, snowboarding and sled hockey to support their therapy and re-integration into the community, according to a news release.

The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, Feb. 25: Alpine Meadows, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., skiing/snowboarding

Thursday, Feb. 26: Northstar, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., skiing/snowboarding

Friday, Feb. 27: Squaw Valley, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., sled hockey at High Camp

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Friday, Feb. 27: Squaw Valley, 1:30 to 4 p.m., skiing/snowboarding

Saturday, Feb. 28: Northstar, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., skiing/snowboarding

The week caps with Disabled Sports USA Far West's 21st annual Ability Bash Fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 6 to 10 p.m. at theAlpine Meadows Lodge.

The evening includes dinner, dancing and a silent auction, all in celebration and tribute to these military service men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.

Disabled Sports USA Far West is the founding chapter of the national organization (Disabled Sports USA) and has led the way in adaptive sports and recreation for people with disabilities for over 40 years. Visit disabledsports.net to learn more.