Two veterans served by the Lebanon VA Health Care System will take to the slopes in April to try adaptive sports at the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Aspen, Colorado.

William Hoffman of Lebanon and Justin McGarrity of Harrisburg will join nearly 400 other disabled veterans in taking part in the weeklong event, which gives them a chance to try adaptive sports such as Alpine and Nordic skiing, sled hockey, scuba diving, snowmobiling, rock climbing, and more.

The event, nicknamed Miracles on a Mountainside, runs from April 1 to 7.

The program is co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Disabled American Veterans, with financial assistance from corporate sponsors and individual donors. The first Winter Sports Clinic was held in 1987, and organizers say it has helped veterans with physical disabilities and wounds overcome obstacles and challenge their perceived limitations.

To learn more about the program, click here.

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