Adaptations: The CCASC Newsletter 7th - Page 5

Veteran ’ s Corner

Veteran ’ s Corner

CCASC is proud to provide outdoor mountain adventures for our wounded Veterans free of charge , thanks to a grant from the Veterans Administration . This past year , Veterans attended programs at the Adaptive Center in record numbers , making up over 50 % of our participants .
A huge thanks to the partner organizations that help make this happen :
• Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center , Fresno
• A Combat Veteran ’ s Hope , Visalia
• Our Heroes Dreams , Hanford
• Wounded Warrior Project , San Diego
These organizations play a huge role by , among other things , providing transportation to our program locations in Shaver Lake and China Peak .
Thanks in part to a grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs , CCASC was able to purchase a state-of-the art electric assist cross-country mountain bike from Reactive Adaptations , based in Colorado .
Steve Martinez , the director of A Combat Veterans Hope , credits the Central California Adaptive Sports Center for providing his members with critical skills as they overcome disabilities . He said CCASC staff “ welcomed us with open arms . They were willing to do pretty much anything . They taught the vets who are not so athletically gifted to do something that takes effort . They got them to believe in themselves .”

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